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Dr. Radheshyam Tewari

Radheshyam Tewari is currently a lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering – Engineering Mechanics (ME-EM) department at Michigan Technological University.  He completed his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology in India.  He then completed his Ph.D. and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Tech.  Tewari came to Michigan Tech in 2005 after working in the manufacturing, production, and quality engineering fields at Bajaj Auto Limited in India. Tewari’s research at Michigan Tech has been interdisciplinary.  His research experience includes working on numerous projects in the areas of implantable medical devices, micro and nano biosensors, mechanical micromachining and microfabrication, semiconductor fabrication technologies, and micro and nano metrology and characterization tools.  In short, Tewari’s specialties are in process and product development for applications involving micro and nano systems.

Tewari is excited to be part of the Innovative Global Solutions (IGS) Enterprise because he enjoys interacting with students, listening to their ideas, helping them succeed, and learning from them.  He is also excited to be part of the IGS Enterprise because the student-led projects are innovative, challenging, and multidisciplinary in nature.  It is very refreshing for him to have the opportunity to interact and work with the motivated students of the IGS Enterprise, who are driven by their passion for utilizing their engineering skills to design, develop, and prototype products that will not only have potential market here in the USA, but will also help the people, communities, and countries who have an urgent need for low-cost and sustainable solutions to engineering problems.

Dr. Nathan Manser

Dr. Nathan Manser is currently an instructor for the Engineering Fundamentals courses at Michigan Technological University where he earned a BS in Mining Engineering.  After spending several years working in industry as a systems engineer for prominent mining companies, and nearly three years of service in the Peace Corps as a volunteer in Mexico, he returned to graduate school and earned a MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of South Florida. There, his research focused on the performance characterization and optimization of household scale biotechnologies used for resource recovery from organic and nitrogen rich waste streams, and more specifically, how human pathogens survived in these environments.  His research skills span biotechnology engineering, environmental microbiology, experiment design and statistics, as well as systems thinking. Recently he has been engaged with the UNESCO-IHE Water Research Institute in the Netherlands working on biological nitrogen removal using state-of-the-art biotechnologies. He is interested in advising the IGS enterprise because of the open-ended autonomy that is possible with this group.  Society has identified several grand challenges that cannot be solved without collaboration among the engineering disciplines and IGS is the perfect place to make this to happen.