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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
and A & M College

Nelson Mandela School of
Public Policy and Urban Affairs

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

 
Participating Students
   
Meredith Ballard
  • Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Water Resources, Great Lakes Water Quality and Usage in Response to Changing Land Use and Climate.

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

   
   
Michael Brodeur-Campbell
  • Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Energy, Improvement of Cellulase Enzymes for Hydrolysis of Cellulose to Glucose.

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

   
   

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Justin Carlson
  • Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Unknown

jtcarlso@mtu.edu [e-mail]

   
   

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Benjamin Ciavola
  • Ph.D Student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Product Family Design

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

   
   
 
Lauren Fry
  • Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Water Resources, Water Resource Sustainability, Millennium Development Goals

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

   
   
Santosh Ghimire
  • Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Associate

Research Area: Reduction of greenhouse gasses through energy efficient water distribution systems.

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

   
   
Tim Jenkins
  • Ph.D Student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Associate

Research Area: Energy, Logistic infrastructure for ethanol production using forest materials.

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

   
   

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Melanie Kueber
  • Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Fly ash characterization for use in concrete

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

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

Research Area: Public Policy and Societal Issues, Improving access to hazardous chemical sampling.

   
   
Kristina Lawyer
  • Ph.D Student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Engine & vehicle modeling to determine fuel efficiency

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

   
   

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Cho Hui Lim
  • Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Associate

Research Area: Unknown

chlim@mtu.edu [e-mail]

   
   
Cory McDonald
  • Ph.D. Student in Civil and Environmental Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Improving model selection techniques for surface water quality

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

   
   
Jaclyn Nesbitt
  • Master student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Associate

Research Area: Development of an Alternative Fuels Combustion Laboratory including a high pressure combustion vessel with optical access that will be used to characterize fundamental combustion aspects and spray properties of alternative fuels including for example biodiesel and green diesel, using novel laser and optical diagnostic techniques

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

   
   
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Karen Reeder Emery
  • Ph.D. Student in Public Policy
    Southern University and A&M Colleg
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area:

kreeder9@hotmail.com [e-mail]   ||  

   
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Julio Rivera
  • Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Trainee

Research Area: Design and Manufacturing, Understanding re-entrainment of nanoparticles into air, particle dynamics and exposure

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

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

Research Area: Public Policy and Societal Issues, Petroleum industry influence on wetland protection policy

seifert_chris@yahoo.com

   
   
Mike Skoglund
  • Ph.D. Student in Chemical Engineering
    Michigan Technological University
     
  • IGERT Associate

Research Area: Overlayer Catalysts (still figuring out exactly what I'm doing)

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

   
   

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

Research Area: Public Policy and Societal Issues, Role of the media in dissemination development and health information

jaysothi@yahoo.com

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

Research Area:

   
 
       

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