Affiliates

MTTI is a collaborative effort in providing education, outreach, technology transfer, workforce development and multi-disciplinary research.  To accomplish its goal, MTTI has aligned with several different internal and external centers, programs, departments and facilities.  The following identifies such entities with MTTI affiliation.

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Partnering Centers and Institutes
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Transportation Programs

3DOBS

3D Optical Bridge Evaluation System

3DOBS

3D Optical Bridge Evaluation System

3DOBS is an easily deployable bridge evaluation system used for rapidly assessing surface condition indicators such as the area, volume, and location of deck spalls and scaling.

Overlapping digital imagery enables creation of very high-resolution 3-D models of the bridge deck surface.  A Digital Elevation Model (DEM) is then created after adding reference points and setting up a coordinate system. A merged DEM for the entire bridge is created using GIS software.
After a merged high-resolution DEM is generated, it is then analyzed with GIS to map the volume, location, and area of spalls across the bridge deck surface.

3DOBS is available for immediate deployment by transportation agencies to assess the surface conditions of their bridges, in collaboration with MTRI. 3DOBS is a low-cost system for 3-D data collection compared to alternatives such as LiDAR.

GLEIC

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

GLEIC

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5

The Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center (GLEIC) of the EPA Environmental Finance Center for Region 5 helps local, state, and tribal governments and their private sector partners in EPA Region 5 states—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

The GLEIC promotes and supports the efficient management, maintenance, operation, and finance of municipally owned and controlled environmental systems. These systems include infrastructure such as drinking water, storm water, waste water, and transportation systems; but, they also include community programs such as land-use planning, recycling, and solid waste and energy use reduction programs.

 

906-482-2102
309 Dillman Hall

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power Sports Research Center

Advanced Power System Research Center is a multidisciplinary organization that will foster large, collaborative, research efforts in the areas of clean, efficient, and sustainable Power Systems technologies. This Center will develop both fundamental and applied knowledge that is required for the next generation of low-emission, high-efficiency vehicles.

LTAP

Michigan LTAP

Local Technical Assistance Program

LTAP

Michigan LTAP

Local Technical Assistance Program

Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) serves as the Technology Transfer (T2) effort of the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Professional Development. The LTAP network consists of 57 T2 Centers and serves state, county and local highway and transportation personnel.

The LTAP mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice by conducting training sessions and demonstrations and by serving as a clearinghouse for information related to state-of-the-art technology in the construction and maintenance of roads and bridges.

LTAP is funded by FHWA, with matching funds from State governments, universities, state highway agencies and other organizations.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Technology Transfer

906-487-2102
309 Dillman Hall
CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

CSEO

CSEO

Center for Science and Environmental Outreach

The GEM Center for Science and Environmental Outreach is a nonprofit team of professionals and volunteers who provide educational programs, technical expertise, and information to schools, organizations, governments, and individuals to promote awareness and informed personal actions and public policy concerning regional environmental issues.

Areas of Research:
Transportation and the Environment

906-487-3341
GLRC 115
APTA

APTA

American Public Transportation Association

APTA

APTA

American Public Transportation Association

APTA is the leading force in advancing public transportation.

APTA members are public organizations that are engaged in the areas of bus, paratransit, light rail, commuter rail, subways, waterborne passenger services, and high-speed rail. Members also include large and small companies who plan, design, construct, finance, supply, and operate bus and rail services worldwide. Government agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, state departments of transportation, academic institutions, and trade publications are also part of our membership.

To strengthen and improve public transportation, APTA serves and leads its diverse membership through advocacy, innovation and information sharing. APTA and its members and staff work to ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans in communities across the country.

Washington, DC
CHE

CHE

Department of Chemical Engineering

CHE

CHE

Department of Chemical Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-3132
ChemSci 203
TTAP

Michigan Tech TTAP

Tribal Technical Assistance Program

TTAP

Michigan Tech TTAP

Tribal Technical Assistance Program

The Michigan Tech Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) is part of a nationwide effort sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. TTAP explores technology transfer initiatives focusing on technology and information on tribal roads and bridges, tourism, and recreation, and related economic development to tribal transportation and planning personnel. TTAP provides technology transfer through training workshops, a quarterly newsletter, and the operation of free publication and videotape training libraries.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Technology Transfer

906-487-3475
301E Dillman Hall

MDOT

Michigan Department of Transportation

MDOT

Michigan Department of Transportation

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for Michigan's 9,669-mile state highway system, comprised of all M, I, and US routes. MDOT also administers other state and federal transportation programs for aviation, intercity passenger services, rail freight, local public transit services, the Transportation Economic Development Fund (TEDF), and others.

 

517-373-2090
425 W. Ottawa St. P.O. Box 30050 Lansing, MI 48909
ACMAL

ACMAL

Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory

ACMAL

ACMAL

Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory

The Applied Chemical and Morphological Analysis Laboratory (ACMAL) is a University Core Facility which is part of the Materials Characterization & Fabrication Facilities. ACMAL houses an extensive array of electron microanalytical and X-ray instruments. ACMAL is managed by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

906-369-1875
6th Floor, Minerals and Materials Building
RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

RTP

RTP

Rail Transportation Program

The Rail Transportation Program (RTP) was officially established in 2007 within the Michigan Tech Transportation Institute.  The RTP is the central entity for all rail activities on campus including research, education, and extra-curricular activities.  The program hosts the CN Rail Transportation Education Center (CNRTEC), a multi-use space housing a media center and the highly popular student center.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Systems

CTT

CTT

Center for Technology & Training

CTT

CTT

Center for Technology & Training

The Center for Technology & Training (CTT) provides technology transfer, software development and research services to support agencies that manage public infrastructure. With annual funding from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and Michigan Technological University (MTU), the CTT administers Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) and manages the development and support of software for roadway asset management, project estimating, and project management. The CTT also works under contract with other agencies to complete discrete research and service projects

Areas of Research:
Transportation Technology Transfer

906-487-2102
309 Dillman Hall
CUTC

CUTC

Council of University Transportation Centers

CUTC

CUTC

Council of University Transportation Centers

The CUTC membership represents the nation’s leading university-based transportation research and education programs. CUTC members work to advance the state-of-the-art in all modes and disciplines of transportation.

CH

CH

Department of Chemistry

CH

CH

Department of Chemistry

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2048
ChemSci Bldg
Aggregate and Geotechnical Research

Aggregate

Aggregate and Geotechnical Research

Aggregate and Geotechnical Research

Aggregate

Aggregate and Geotechnical Research

The aggregate and geotechnical research area conducts research and testing in soils, aggregates and rock

GLRC

GLRC

Great Lakes Research Center

GLRC

GLRC

Great Lakes Research Center

The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) offers a unique set of marine assets with direct access to Lake Superior.  Both surface and sub-surface assets are available for  use by faculty, staff and students, as well as collaborative partners.  With specialized equipment and trained operators, the marine assets facility provides an ideal base of operations for research, winter or summer.

 

 

906-487-3165
Michigan Tech
MnDOT

MnDOT

Minnesota Department of Transportation

MnDOT

MnDOT

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Minnesota’s multimodal transportation system maximizes the health of people, the environment and our economy.

800-657-3774
St. Paul, MN
CEE

CEE

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE

CEE

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-2520
Dow 870
Asphalt Discs

Asphalt

Asphalt Binder Rheology Research and Testing Facilities

Asphalt Discs

Asphalt

Asphalt Binder Rheology Research and Testing Facilities

The Asphalt Binder Rheology Research and Testing Facilities consists of 900 ft2 of laboratory space with capabilities for Hot Mix Asphalt and Testing and Aggregate Materials Characterization Facilities.

KRC

KRC

Keweenaw Research Center

KRC

KRC

Keweenaw Research Center

The Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) combines science and engineering to develop new technologies and solve real world problems.

KRC provides applied research solutions through Laboratory Based Evaluation, Computer Based Modeling and Analysis, Vehicle Testing and Evaluation and Snow Research.

906-487-2750
23620 Airpark Blvd., Calumet MI 49913
NRRA

NRRA

National Road Research Alliance

NRRA

NRRA

National Road Research Alliance

Minnesota is pleased to announce the National Road Research Alliance (NRRA) pooled fund that will focus on solving problems that impact road owners with an emphasis on customer needs. This pooled fund will help direct and compliment the use of the MnROAD test track for local, regional and national research, tech transfer and implementation needs. Road owner agencies will provide input and participate in the decision making needed for future MnROAD construction and research scheduled in 2017. MnDOT will provide $2.5 million in construction funding to aid in the development of the next round of test sections at MnROAD to support common goals. Industry and academia will also play an important role to provide critical input on long-term future trends in research and barriers to implementation, including working with their customers and members who play a direct role in implementation.

651-366-5592
Maplewood, MN
CLS

CLS

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences

CLS

CLS

Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2460
Meese Center
Concrete

Benedict Lab

Cement and Concrete

Concrete

Benedict Lab

Cement and Concrete

The Benedict Lab provides 15,000 ft² of space for cement and concrete research.  The lab incorporates three floors of workspace.  The lower floor provides area for mixing of fresh concrete samples, including a room specifically for the mixing of Ultra High Performance Concrete. The main floor provides space for large scale testing. This space is serviced by a 5-ton overhead crane. The upper floor provides location for the preparation of concrete samples and houses the Split-Hopkins bar for dynamic material.

906-487-1474
Minerals and Materials Engineering Building
MTRI

MTRI

Michigan Tech Research Institute

MTRI

MTRI

Michigan Tech Research Institute

MTRI, a research center of Michigan Technological University, is a recognized leader in the research, development and practical application of sensor and information technology to solve critical problems in national security, protecting and evaluating critical infrastructure, bioinformatics, earth sciences and environmental processes.

734-913-6840
3600 Green Ct., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
CS

CS

Department of Computer Science

CS

CS

Department of Computer Science

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2209
Rekhi Hall

National University Rail Center (NURail)

National University Rail Center (NURail)

National University Rail Center (NURail)

National University Rail Center (NURail)

Michigan Tech's Rail Transportation Program is one of seven members of a research university consortium that focuses on rail transportation. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) leads the consortium. Michigan Tech and UIUC are partnered with MIT, the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. These seven form the National University Rail Center (NURail) which aims to develop rail related research, education, and technology transfer.

906-487-3547
318 Dillman Hall
SFI

SFI

Sustainable Futures Institute

SFI

SFI

Sustainable Futures Institute

Sustainability is a core value at Michigan Tech—the Sustainable Futures Institute supports this value and meets sustainability challenges at a local and global level through outreach, research, education, and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Communication Systems and Vehicular Network Technologies Lab

Communication Systems and Vehicular Network Technologies Lab

Communication Systems and Vehicular Network Technologies Lab

Communication Systems and Vehicular Network Technologies Lab

There are many opportunities for research and development in the area of Vehicular Communications and Networking. The DSRC stack of protocols includes three main categories of standards: IEEE 802.11p, IEEE 1609 series, and SAE J2735/J2945.1. The IEEE 802.11p is also known as Wireless Access in Vehicular Environment (WAVE), and is a MAC and PHY level standard. The IEEE 1609 standards are for security, network services, and Multi-channel operation. The third standard, developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), SAE J2735 is a message set dictionary. Our research focused primarily on the Network and Transport Layers (IEEE1609.3) and the Physical Layer (IEEE 802.11p).

906-487-2494
Electrical Engineering Research Center
Driving Simulator

HCML

Human Centered Monitoring Lab

Driving Simulator

HCML

Human Centered Monitoring Lab

The primary focus of the Human Centered Monitoring Laboratory is on human-centered smart monitoring technologies that integrate advanced technology, human factors, and decision support to improve human-centered healthcare and transportation safety.

TMRC

TMRC

Transportation Materials Research Center

TMRC

TMRC

Transportation Materials Research Center

The Transportation Materials Research Center (TMRC) provides technical expertise and state-of-the-art laboratories to support the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) transportation materials research and investigation by maintaining highly qualified technical staff and certified facilities. Specific areas of research include the behavior and performance of materials including asphalt, concrete, unbound aggregate, and soils.

Areas of Research:
Transportation Materials

906-487-2520
ECE

ECE

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

ECE

ECE

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-2550
EERC 121

Industrial Archaeology Research Laboratory and MTU Curation Facility

Industrial Archaeology Research Laboratory and MTU Curation Facility

Industrial Archaeology Research Laboratory and MTU Curation Facility

Industrial Archaeology Research Laboratory and MTU Curation Facility

The Industrial Archaeology Research Laboratory and MTU Curation Facility supports the documentation, analysis, conservation, and cataloging of artifacts and data recovered during fieldwork. The facility includes a full complement of field equipment, including a Topcon Total Station and Digital Data Collector, multiple handheld Trimble GeoExplorer and Archer GPS units, and multiple digital and film photographic cameras. The lab shares a suite of geophysical, remote sensing, and survey equipment with other campus units, including Ground Penetrating Radar, Magnetometry, Resistivity, drone-aerial and terrestrial LiDAR drone-aerial infrared and gigapan visual spectrum photographic systems. Lab equipment includes a full array of photographic, drafting, and digital visualization gear, as well as equipment supporting experimental archaeology and the conservation of industrial heritage artifacts.

906-487-2359

Lab for Innovative Characterization of Porous Materials

Lab for Innovative Characterization of Porous Materials

Lab for Innovative Characterization of Porous Materials

Lab for Innovative Characterization of Porous Materials

The Lab for Innovative Characterization of Porous Materials has various sensors for innovative characterization of porous materials available in LICOP such as the soil suction, water content, ultrasonic system, accelerometers, and temperatures, relative humidity, heat capacity and thermal conductivity, etc. Available data loggers include Pico TC-08, Picoscope 4424, Campbell Scientific X9000, Decagon Em50, among other oscilloscopes, The facility houses a freeze/cold room and has capabilities for geotechnical testing.

Mind Music Machine Laboratory

MindMusicMachine Lab

Mind Music Machine Laboratory

MindMusicMachine Lab

The Mind Music Machine Laboratory is used to understand the mechanisms of the human mind and designing better interactions between people and technologies. To this end, we use various instruments: computer vision technologies, display wall, digital audio workstation, driving simulators, neurophysiological equipment, robots and toys. In addition to the traditional collision warning sounds and voice and beeps for personal navigation devices, we have devised more dynamic in-vehicle sonification systems including software that can extract all the driving performance data (speed, lane deviation, torque, steering wheel angle, pedal pressure, crash, etc.) from our simulator which can then be mapped onto sound parameters. This can also be extended to a higher level of nearby traffic sonification system based on collective big traffic data.

906.487.3273
Meese G02, G04, G07, G09, & EERC 510 for research
GMES

GMES

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

GMES

GMES

Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

College of Engineering

906-487-2531
Dow 630
PRIME Robotics

PRIME

Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Machine Engineering Lab (PRIME)

PRIME Robotics

PRIME

Pattern Recognition & Intelligent Machine Engineering Lab (PRIME)

P.R.I.M.E. stands for Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Machines Engineering. Here in the PRIME lab, we solve problems in machine learning, robotics, computer vision, evolutionary algorithms, and various applications of computational intelligence.

906.487.3115
Electrical & Computer Engineering Building
SITS Lab

SITS Lab

Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation Systems

SITS Lab

SITS Lab

Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation Systems

The High-Performance Computing Laboratory for Sustainable and Intelligent Transportation Systems (SITS Lab) is developing models and algorithms for dynamic network modeling and optimization, traffic flow theory and traffic simulation, travel behavior and travel demand analysis, intelligent transportation systems, logistics and supply chain systems, cyber-physical systems, connected and automated vehicles, plug-in electric vehicles, data-driven analytics, and high-performance computing.

HU

HU

Department of Humanities

HU

HU

Department of Humanities

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2540
Walker Center
MSE

MSE

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE

MSE

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

College of Engineering

906-487-2630
M&M 512
MATH

MATH

Department of Mathematical Sciences

MATH

MATH

Department of Mathematical Sciences

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2068
Fisher 319
MEEM

MEEM

Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

MEEM

MEEM

Department of Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

College of Engineering

906-487-2551
ME-EM Bldg, 8th Floor
SBE

SBE

School of Business and Economics

SBE

SBE

School of Business and Economics

906-487-2668
Academic Office Bldg, 1st Floor
SS

SS

Department of Social Sciences

SS

SS

Department of Social Sciences

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2113
Academic Office Bldg
VPA

VPA

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

VPA

VPA

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

College of Sciences and Arts

906-487-2067
Walker 209