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Sustainable Futures Institute
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
Phone: 906.487.1210
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu 

Southern University
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Nelson Mandela School of
Public Policy and Urban Affair
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410 Higgins Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Phone: 225.771.3092
Fax: .225.771.3105

 
Participating Faculty
   
donna michelak Donna J. Michalek
  • Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Environmentally responsible manufacturing with emphasis on issues relating to energy, fluids, and computational modeling

donna@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
   
Lionel D. Lyles
  • Director of the Sustainable Futures IGERT at
    Southern University and A & M College
     
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy Chair Associate Professor of Geography/GIS/Policy
    Southern University and A & M College

Area(s) of Expertise:

lionellyles@cox.net [e-mail]

   
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a Martin Auer
  • Professor Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Surface Water Quality Engineering

mtauer@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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q Nancy Auer
  • Associate Professor Biological Sciences
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Fish Biology, Zooplankton Ecology, Limnology, Conservation Biology

naauer@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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a Brian D. Barkdoll
  • Associate Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Fluid mechanics, Hydraulics, Hydrology, Sediment Transport, Contaminant Transport, and Water collection and distribution.

barkdoll@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
   
Mary H. Durfee
  • Associate Professor of Government
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: International Law, US Foreign Policy, Great Lakes of North America, industrial ecology

mhdurfee@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
   
John K. Gershenson
  • Professor Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Life-cycle design, environmentally conscious design, design for manufacturability, decision-based design, modular product design, industrial ecology, agile manufacturing processes, design for post-manufacturing issues, lean manufacturing, and lean product development

jkgershe@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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q John Gierke
  • Professor of Geological & Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Remote Sensing for Hazard Mitigation and Resource Protection in Pacific Latin America

jsgierke@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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a Sarah Green
  • Professor and Department Chair Chemistry
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Origin and fate of DOC in terrestrial, lake, and marine environments; methods for detection of free radicals, photochemical transformations of natural and anthropogenic organic compounds in the environment; oxidative degradation reactions; response of aquatic systems to climate change; effects of electrostatic charge and ionic strength on fast reaction kinetics; behavior of metal contaminated sediments in the Lake Superior basin; fluorescence-based analytical methods; integration of biological, geological, physical, and chemical data for understanding global cycles

sgreen@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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q Veronica Griffis
  • Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Probability and Statistics, Stochastic Hydrology, Numerical Methods, Water Resources, and Risk Analysis and Management.

vgriffis@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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q Kathy Halvorsen
  • Joint Appointment to the faculties of Forest Resources and Environmental Science and Social Sciences
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise:Sociology of Natural Resourcse; Natural Resource and Environmental Policy

kehalvor@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
   
Revathi I. Hines
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
    Southern University and A & M College

 

revaih@cox.net [e-mail]

   
   
Neil J. Hutzler
  • Professor of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Groundwater contaminant transport, biological and physical processes for aquifer and soil restoration, risk assessments, management of household wastewaters, hazardous waste management, and water distribution system analysis.

hutzler@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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qq Charles Kerfoot
  • Professor of Biological Sciences
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Aquatic Ecology; Paleoecology; Director, Lake Superior Ecosystem Research Center.

wkerfoot@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
   
Hassan O. Mahadallah
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science
    Southern University and A & M College

Area(s) of Expertise: Sustainability, stability, development and governance in the developing countries.

mahadallah@yahoo.com [e-mail]

   
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c Susan Martin
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Social Sciences
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Heritage management, Public Archaeology, Prehistoric Technologies, and Native American Political/Resource issues.

srnartin@yahoo.com [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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v Alex S. Mayer
  • Professor of Geological and Environmental Engineering
    Director, Michigan Tech Center for Water and Societ
    Michigan Technological University

Research Interests: Experimental investigations of immiscible fluid flow and interphase mass exchange between fluids; experimental investigations of novel methods for remediating contaminated groundwater; mathematical simulations for predicting contaminant transport and remediation at the field scale; mathematical optimization of groundwater remediation systems; role of faults in basin-scale groundwater flow.

asmayer@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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f Judith Perlinger
  • Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Research Interests: Environmental transport and transformation of organic chemicals, effects of these on human and ecosystem health and climate, as well as Great Lakes region chemical stressors, climate, and water and heat budgets</p>

jperl@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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q Thomas G. Pypker
  • Assistant Professor School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
    Michigan Technological University

Research Interests: Forest Hydrology; Micrometeorology; Ecohydrology; Carbon Cycling; Stable isotopes.

tgpypker@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
   
David R. Shonnard
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Environmentally conscious chemical process design, life-cycle assessment, environmental transport processes, and enzyme engineering for biofuels production.

drshonna@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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q Noel R. Urban
  • Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Area(s) of Expertise: Environmental cycles of major and trace elements, sediment diagenesis and stratigraphy, chemistry of natural organic matter, wetland biogeochemistry, environmental impact and fate of pollutants, influence of organisms on the chemical environment, and the role of chemical environment in controlling populations.

nurban@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
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a David Watkins
  • Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University

Current Projects: Center of Energy Excellence: Feedstock Supply Chain; Modeling and Analyzing the Use, Efficiency, Value and Governance of Water as a Material in the Great Lakes Region Through an Integrated Approach; Climate Risk Management for Water Resources Professionals.

dwatkins@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

   
   
 
       

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