Researchers at Michigan Technological University conduct innovative materials and manufacturing research that enables every economic sector to solve key societal problems and meet consumer demand for safer and more effective and sustainable products. Our researchers produce work across wide-ranging fields that include the material processing, advanced power systems, mechatronics, space systems, renewable energy technologies, signals and systems, machine learning, machine learning, advanced biomaterials, applied thermodynamics, and tissue engineering fields critical to the future of manufacturing.
At Tech, researchers from the Colleges of Business, Computing, and Forest Resources and Environmental Science, as well as nearly every department in the Colleges of Engineering and Arts and Sciences, work across disciplines to create ground-breaking solutions to global problems through new materials and manufacturing processes and technologies. From advances in space system materials to advances in solar panel design, our materials and manufacturing researchers are leading the world forward.
At Michigan Tech, graduate students work one on one with faculty to conduct research in materials and manufacturing and related areas.
Are you a prospective or current graduate student? Connect with faculty members whose research interests are related to materials and manufacturing through our faculty locator.
Our undergraduate students receive valuable hands-on learning and research experiences through enterprise and senior design teams. Learn more about related undergraduate research:
Students earn credit for working on real client projects across multiple disciplines. See all of our Enterprise teams.
Senior Design Projects
Senior Design experiences provide students with an opportunity to further develop their teamwork and communication skills through unstructured "real-world" problem-solving.
Careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are more in demand than ever. Michigan Tech offers a variety of STEM outreach programs to help spark the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.
The Mind Trekkers traveling road show revels the science behind the mystery! Hands-on activities allow young and old learners alike to experience STEM in new and exciting ways. Walk on water, make ice cream in 60 seconds, and shatter roses like glass. Check the schedule to see when Mind Trekkers will be in your area.
Learn more about Mind Trekkers
Summer Youth Programs
Michigan Tech’s Summer Youth Programs (SYP) is not your ordinary summer camp! SYP offers more than 50 career and adventure explorations for grades 6–11. Learn new software, rappel down a cliff, fly an airplane, cast molten metal, build a robot, produce a film . . . the opportunities are endless. The weeklong explorations are a great chance to explore college life at Michigan Tech.
Western UP Center for Math, Science, and Environmental Education
The Western UP Center (a partnership between Copper Country Intermediate School District, Gogebic-Ontonagon Intermediate School District, and Michigan Tech) offers a wide variety of award-winning student and community programs including:
- summer institutes and courses for teachers,
- Great Lakes education,
- investigations aboard Michigan Tech’s Research Vessel Agassiz,
- outdoor science field trips, and
- family forest, science, and engineering nights.