Category Archives: Research



Sustainable Forest-Biofuel Pathways Research

Professor David Shonnard (ChE/SFI) and CoPIs Associate Professor Andrew Burton and Assistant Professor Audrey Mayer (both SFRES) and Professor Ezra Bar-Ziv and Professor Jeffrey Naber (both ME-EM) have received $1.8 million from the National Science Foundation for a four-year project: “SEP: Sustainable Forest-Biofuel Pathways to Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels; Biomass Production, Torrefaction, Pyrolysis, Catalytic Upgrading, and Combustion.”


Michigan Tech among the top 157 universities for licensing income

In a story about how universities commercialize technologies developed by their faculty, the Chronicle of Higher Education listed Michigan Tech among the top 157 universities for licensing income, licenses issued, research expenditures, start-up companies formed and patents applied for and issued. The report was based on statistics compiled by the Association of University Technology Managers. See Technologies.


2012 ASISC conference a remarkable success

The 2012 ASISC conference held in Houghton was a remarkable success this year with people travelling from all over the world to share their
research in mineral processing. Along with presenters from industry,
Michigan Tech graduate and undergraduate students presented their latest research centered around sustainable developments for mineral processing. It provided a great networking opportunity for Michigan Tech students to meet representatives from leaders in the mining and steel manufacturing industry as well as other researchers from many other institutions.

ASISC Conference Picture Page




Biofuels Research Experiences for Teachers

Michigan Tech hosted seven middle and high school teachers from Michigan and Wisconsin in a six-week summer Research Experience for Teachers (RET), a program funded by the National Science Foundation.
The teachers presented posters on their research experiences, as well as the development of classroom/laboratory units.
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