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Joerg Petrasch

Joerg Petrasch received his M.S. and PhD from the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. He completed his PhD research on the tomography-based modeling of reactive flows in porous structures applied to solar chemical fuel production in 2007. He has worked as a numerical analyst and consulting engineer in the chemical, construction, and energy industries.

A damming trend

Dec. 14, 2018

Yadu Pokhrel studies the downside of damming the Mekong River basin 

Hundreds of dams are being proposed for Mekong River basin in Southeast Asia. The negative social and environmental consequences – affecting everything from food security to the environment ­– greatly outweigh the positive changes of this grand-scale flood control, according to new research by Michigan State University.

Sustainable hydropower

Nov. 7, 2018

Understanding the dark side of hydropower from dams 

It’s hard to beat hydropower from dams, a renewable source of electricity that helped build much of the developed world. Yet five scientists from Michigan State University say that behind roaring cascades is a legacy of

Research of "national significance"

Aug. 15, 2018

CEE engineers are part of team awarded a top EPA recognition for science and technology contributions 

A research team, that included three Spartan Engineers at Michigan State University, has been honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2017 Level 1 Scientific and Technological Achievement Award for exceptionally high-quality research or technological effort.

Poo to power

July 18, 2018

MSU turns zoo waste into clean energy

Michigan State University has created a green solution for the problem of what to do with animal and food waste at the Detroit Zoo.