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1400 Townsend Drive
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Phone: 906.487.1210
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu 

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410 Higgins Hall
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Phone: 225.771.3092
Fax: .225.771.3105

 

IGERT Trainee Graduates

The Sustainable Futures IGERT program has a total of 9 Graduates.

   
Rodwick Barton Carter
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering (2008)
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • Materials Process and Physics Engineer, Boeing Corporation

Dissertation Title: The Development and Modeling of Electrically Conductive Resins for Fuel Cell BipolarpLter Applications

   
   

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Antoinette Christophe
  • Ph.D. Student in Public Policy
    Southern University and A&M College
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Public Policy and Societal Issues, Hurricane Katrina: Failed Policy Issues, Environmental Impact, and Obtaining a Sustainable Disaster Management Cycle Perspective

   
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  • Ph.D Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Sustainable Product Design, Design for Environment and Product Design and Development in Industrializing Nations.

arclarke@mtu.edu [e-mail] 

   
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cowden Josh Cowden
  • Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Urban Issues and the Built Environment, Urban Metabolism Modeling and Urban Sustainability

jrcowden@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Student Web Page

   
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Valerie Fuchs
  • Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Water Resources, Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands: Nitrogen Removal and Sustainability in Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

vjfuchs@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Student Web Page

   
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Thomas Eatmon, Jr.
  • PhD, Public Policy (2008)
    Southern University, Baton Rouge
     
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Allegheny College

Dissertation Title: Paradiplomacy as a State Policy Innovation: The Role of Economic Interdependence in the Adoption of Climate Policies among
the American States

   
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k Karl Haapala
  • Ph.D, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • Assistant Professor
    School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, Oregon State University

Research Area: Accelerometer Based Combustion Phase Measurements Using Frequency Response Functions

karl.Hapala@oregonstate..edu [e-mail]   || Web Page

   
   

Deborah Huntzinger
  • PhD, GMES (2006)
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Dissertation Title: Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Cement Kiln Dust through Mineral Carbonation

   
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Margot Hutchins
  • Ph.D Student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Design and Manufacturing, Addressing the Social Dimension of Sustainability in Decision Making

mjhutchi@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Student Web Page

   
   
Michelle Jarvie
  • PhD, Environmental Engineering (2007)
    Michigan Technological Univeristy
     
  • Environmental Engineer, Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.

Dissertation Title: Regulation Issues and Predictions of Natural Estrogen Loads for Wastewater Treatment Plants

Michelle.Jarvie@cliffsnr.com [e-mail] 

   
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Jill Jensen
  • Ph.D. student in Chemical Engineering
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis stages in the lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol process and characterization and selection of improved cellulase enzymes for the hydrolysis of cellulose to glucose.

jijensen@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Student Web Page

   
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polonowski Christopher Polonowski
  • Ph.D Student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Accelerometer Based Combustion Phase Measurements Using Frequency Response Functions

cjpolono@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Student Web Page

   
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Mark Rowe
  • Ph.D Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Associate

Research Area: Development of measurement and modeling tools to quantify atmospheric deposition of toxic substances to the Great Lakes

mdrowe@mtu.edu [e-mail]   ||   Student Web Page

   
 
       

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