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Timothy Scarlett
Associate Professor of Archaeology - Program in Industrial History and Archaeology [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

James M. Schmierer
School Forester - School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • Research Interests: Management and silviculture of northern hardwoods and boreal forest types; Timber harvesting and site preparation effects on forest regeneration; Forest growth and yield modeling and stand visualization and linkages to GIS; Forest recreational development and management; FW3150 Timber Harvesting and FW3190 Multiple Resource Assessment [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Eric Seagren
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Research Interests: Environmental biotechnology, including in situ bioremediation of contaminated subsurface environments, monitoring and evaluation of the performance of biological treatment processes, development of in situ biological treatment systems for urban storm water runoff, innovative reuse of waste materials, and in situ improvement of soils properties via microbially-mediated processes. [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Bruce Seely
Dean of the College of Sciences and Art
  • Research Interests: History of engineering and engineering education; transportation technology, including roads and railroads with a focus on American highway engineers; and the iron and steel industry in the 19th and 20th centuries. [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Terry Sharik
Dean, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • Research Interests: Academic leadership in natural resources; Educational reform in natural resources; Trends in natural resource enrollments; Regeneration ecology of forests [e-mail]   ||  

David R. Shonnard
Professor of Chemical Engineering; Director, Sustainable Futures Institute, 2007 Fellow of SFI
  • Research Interests: environmentally-conscious chemical process design, life-cycle assessment, environmental transport processes, bioengineering, and cellulosic ethanol. [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Barry D. Solomon
Professor of Geography and Environmental Policy, Deptartment of Social Sciences
  • Research Interests: Energy and Environmental Policy Analysis, Emissions Trading, Ecological Economics [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Sheryl A. Sorby
Professor - Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Research Interests: Ddvanced composite materials for use in civil infrastructure and 3-D computer graphics for visualization of complex behaviors. [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Dario J. Stacchiola
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Research Interests: Organometallic functionalization of oxide surfaces, single-site catalysts [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Andrew Storer
Professor, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
  • Research Interests: Forest insect ecology; Insect/fungus/plant interactions in forest ecosystems; Impacts of exotic species on forest ecosystems; Interactions among fire, insects and disease in forests; Urban forest health [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Lawrence L. Sutter
Professor and Director, Michigan Tech Transportation Institute
  • Research Interests: Materials Characterizations, Portland Cement, Portland Cement Concrete, Concrete Durability, Coal Fly Ash, Industrial Residual Utilization [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page

Sam Sweitz
Associate Professor of Anthropology & Archaeology
  • Research Interests: Historical and Industrial Archaeology; Social, Economic, and Political Dimensions of Haciendas, Plantations, and Industrial Communities in the American West, Latin America, and the Caribbean; Issues Related to Colonialism, World-Systems Analysis, post-Colonailism, and Globalization; Relevance of Archaeology and Heritage to Identity Formation and Contemporary Social Systems [e-mail]   ||   Academic Web Page



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