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Michigan Tech Research Institute Scientists Honored

Robert Shuchman, co-director of the Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) in Ann Arbor, and co-authors won the Chandler-Misener Award at the International Association for Great Lakes Research annual research conference in Peterborough, Ontario, in May. The Chandler-Misener Award is presented annually to the author(s) of the peer-reviewed paper in the current volume of the Journal of Great Lakes Research judged to be “most notable.” Papers are evaluated on the basis of originality, contribution and presentation.

Shuchman and co-authors including Charles Hatt, a research engineer at MTRI, won the award for a paper titled “Verification and Application of a Bio-optical Algorithm for Lake Michigan Using SeaWiFS: A Seven-year Inter-annual Analysis.”


Michigan Tech Honors Two with 2008 Research Award

This year, two faculty members will receive Michigan Tech Research Award.

Ravindra Pandey, professor and chair of the physics department, was selected for his long and exemplary track record of high-impact research in the theory of materials.

Mathematical Sciences Professor Shuanglin Zhang was chosen for his groundbreaking work in statistical genetics, which has been instrumental in raising the profile of his department nationally and boosting it into the top 100 in the US in terms of research funding.

“I’d like to congratulate both Ravi and Shuanglin,” said Vice President for Research David Reed. “It’s really remarkable to present two Research Awards in a single year, and in this case, it’s fully justified.”

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