Michigan Tech News


Fire Miller Tipping Bucket

Following the Fire: Preventing Floods and Erosion

August 13, 2015
By Allison Mills

Michigan Tech researchers fight fires long after the flames go out. Post-fire remediation work, the focus of Mary Ellen Miller's research, helps prevent landslides and flooding.

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Deploying the buoy to monitor water conditions in the Straits of Mackinac.

Enbridge Engages Michigan Tech to Monitor Straits of Mackinac

August 12, 2015
By Jennifer Donovan

Enbridge Energy Partners is sponsoring the Great Lakes Research Center's new data-transmitting buoy to monitor the Straits of Mackinac.

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Nitrate Test Kit

Making a Better Nitrate Test Kit

August 5, 2015
By Allison Mills

This little black box could change how we study one of the world's biggest water quality issues. Our Michigan Tech team joined up with the Nitrate Elimination Company to create this this new nitrate test kit. 

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Digital Switches Structure

Better Together: Graphene-Nanotube Hybrid Switches

July 31, 2015
By Allison Mills

A combination of two unlikely materials, graphene and boron nitride nanotubes, could lead to faster computing and electronic devices.

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Volcano Landslides

Connecting People and Geology on Volcanoes

July 30, 2015
By Allison Mills

Recent graduate Luke Bowman brings people and geology together on the dangerous slopes of volcanoes.

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Speaker Award

Carbon Nanotube Speakers Play Music With Heat

July 24, 2015
By Allison Mills

Two Michigan Tech graduate students are tweaking the sound on some hot speakers--and they won an award for their work on carbon nanotube speakers, which make sound using heat.

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Senior Design Team members Kyle Myszka and Annie LeSage present their team's winning poster at the 2015 Design Expo.

Swapping Copper for Aluminum: Senior Design Study Could Help Automakers Lighten the Load

July 17, 2015
By Marcia Goodrich

Materials Science and Engineering Students' Corrosion Experiments Earn Top Honors in Design Expo.

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Metamaterials Durdu Guney

Bringing Back the Magic in Metamaterials

July 16, 2015
By Allison Mills

Durdu Guney and his engineering team have found a solution to a major challenge in creating a "perfect lens." Their optical research delves into the light-bending world of metamaterials.

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App Butler Stream

Adapting to Climate Change in the Central Appalachians

July 14, 2015
By Allison Mills

In applying climate change science, it is easy for land managers to miss the forest for the trees. Researchers at Michigan Tech are working to better support forest managers attempting to adapt to climate change in the Central Appalachians. 

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YIP Mahmoudian

Nina Mahmoudian Receives a Young Investigator Program Award from Office of Naval Research

June 15, 2015
By Allison Mills

Only 36 faculty across the US were invited to join the Office of Naval Research's Young Investigator Program (YIP)  this year. Nina Mahmoudian, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering-engineering mechanics at Michigan Technological University, is one of the select few. 

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