Adjunct Faculty Directory

Adam Durant

Adam Durant

  • Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Sajin Kumar K.S.

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Geohazards
  • Meteorite Impact Cratering Process

Guy Meadows

  • Director, Marine Engineering Laboratory
  • Robbins Professor of Sustainable Marine Engineering
  • Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Research Interests

  • Large scale field experimentation in the Inland Seas of the Great Lakes and coastal oceans
  • Nearshore hydrodynamics and prediction
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous environmental monitoring platforms (surface and sub-surface)
  • Underwater acoustic remote sensing
  • Marine engineering
Elisa Piispa

Elisa Piispa

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Robert Regis

Robert S. Regis

  • Adjunct Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Miriam Rios Sanchez

Miriam Rios Sanchez

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Lizzette Rodriguez

Lizzette Rodriguez

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

Research Interests

  • Monitoring of volcanic degassing: acquisition and analysis of volcanic gas emission data, specifically sulfur dioxide, using Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy and COSPEC
  • Depletion rates of sulfur dioxide in volcanic plumes
  • Near-vent sun photometry of volcanic aerosols (using sun photometers)
  • Volcano-atmosphere interactions
  • Volcanology and volcanic hazard assessment in the Lesser Antilles, Central and South America
  • Monitoring of ground deformation produced by volcanic activity, using the Global Positioning System

Robert Shuchman

  • Co-Director, Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
  • Research Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
  • Adjunct Research Professor, Biological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Applications
  • Multispectral and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
  • Applied Photo Imaging
  • Sea and Lake Ice
  • Environmental in situ Sensing

Research Interests

  • Great Lakes Remote Sensing
  • Ocean Optics
  • High Latitude Oceanography
  • Dynamic Decision Support Systems
  • Water Quality of Inland Lakes
James Vallance

James W. Vallance

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences
Erika Vye

Erika Vye

  • Geosciences Research Scientist, Great Lakes Research Center

Areas of Interest

  • Geosciences Education
  • Geoconservation
  • Geoheritage
  • National Marine Sanctuary
  • Great Lakes Indigenous Knowledge
  • University-Indigenous Community Partnerships