Team

Our team comprises dedicated researchers and community partners, each bringing unique expertise to the table. Collaborators come from Michigan Technological University, the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne); Western Upper Peninsula Planning & Development Region OfficeKeweenaw Bay Indian CommunityMichigan Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Network; and Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance.

Get to know the faces behind the research fueling C-CHARM’s goals.

Pengfei Xue

Michigan Technological University, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department

Principal Investigator,
C-CHARM Director

Jenny Apriesnig

Michigan Technological University, College of Business

Co-principal Investigator

Courtney Archambeau

Michigan Technological University, Social Sciences Department

Manager of Community Based Research Projects

Jess Brassard

Michigan Technological University, Great Lakes Research Center

Research Development

Ana Dyreson

Michigan Technological University, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Department

Co-principal Investigator

Jackie Gebhardt

Michigan Technological University, Great Lakes Research Center

Research Development

Emily Geiger

MiSTEM

Community Co-production Team

Ara Hakim

Michigan Technological University, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department

Graduate student

Beth Hoy

Michigan Technological University, Great Lakes Research Center

Research Development

Miraj Kayastha

Michigan Technological University, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department

PhD Candidate

Rao Kotamarthi

Argonne National Lab

Atmospheric Science

Co-principal Investigator

Evan Lanese

Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region

Co-principal Investigator

Brigitte LaPointe-Dunham

Keweenaw Bay Indian Community

Collaborator

Community Co-production Team

Thomas Oommen

University of Mississippi,

Geology and Geological Engineering Department

Co-principal Investigator

Rachael Pressley

Western Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Region

Co-principal Investigator

Jeff Ratcliffe

Keweenaw Economic Development Alliance

Community Co-production Team

Chelsea Schelly

Michigan Technological University, Social Sciences Department

Co-principal Investigator

Jobin Thomas

University of Mississippi, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jiali Wang

Argonne National Lab, Research Integration and Physical Modeling

Co-principal Investigator

Thomas Wall

Argonne National Lab

Engineering & Applied Resilience

Co-principal Investigator

David Watkins

Michigan Technological University, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering Department

Co-principal Investigator

Chuyan Zhao

Michigan Technological University, Great Lakes Research Center

Postdoctoral scholar