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Thomas Kuech

Milton J. and A. Maude Shoemaker and Beckwith-Bascom Professor and Chair

Also: Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science Program

Solid-state materials synthesis and characterization, electronic and semiconductor materials, solar energy and photovoltaics, oxide materials, nanostructure formation, (608) 263-2922




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Nicholas Abbott

John T. and Magdalen L. Sobota Professor, Hilldale Professor, and Director,
Materials Research and Engineering Center

Also: Materials Science Program

Interfacial phenomena, colloid science, soft materials, biomolecular interfaces, polymers, liquid crystals and surfactant, hydrophobic effect, (608) 265-5278

University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center

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William F Banholzer

Research Professor, Honorary Fellow Chemistry Department, Sr. Advisor Wisconsin Energy Institute

My interest centers on the commercialization of technology.  For society to benefit from a discovery it must be commercialized, typically through a company.  There is a fundamental difference between technologies that are possible and those that are practical.  I enjoy research on materials  and process development with emphasis on the..., (608) 265-3413

Wisconsin Energy Institute

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James Dumesic

Steenbock Professor and Michel Boudart Professor

Kinetics and catalysis, surface and solid-state chemistry, in situ catalyst studies, (608) 262-1095

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Michael D. Graham

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Professor

Also: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics

Applied and computational mathematics, Microstructural and multiscale simulations of complex fluids, applications to microfluidics, nanotechnology and biology, Viscoelastic and Newtonian fluid mechanics, especially stability and nonlinear dynamics, (608) 265-3780

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George W. Huber


Renewable Energy, Biofuels and Biochemicals, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Pyrolysis, Zeolites, Conceptual Process Design, (608) 263-0346

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Daniel J. Klingenberg


Also: Materials Science Program

Colloid science, suspension rheology, electromagnetic phenomena in materials, (608) 262-8932

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David M Lynn


Also: Materials Science Program

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Christos T. Maravelias


Also: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Chemical production planning and scheduling, Optimization methods for process synthesis, Supply chain management, Computational methods for novel material discovery, Assessmsent of biomass-to-fuels/chemicals strategies, (608) 265-9026

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Manos Mavrikakis

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Paul A. Elfers Professor

Thermodynamics, kinetics and catalysis, surface science, computational chemistry, electronic materials, fuel cells applications, environmental chemical engineering, (608) 262-9053

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Regina M. Murphy

Smith-Bascom Professor

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Physical chemistry of protein-protein interactions, amyloid protein aggregation, (608) 262-1587

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Sean P. Palecek

Milton J. and A. Maude Shoemaker Professor

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science Program

Cellular engineering, tissue engineering, stem cells, cell and protein biosensors, (608) 262-8931

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Brian F. Pfleger

Associate Professor

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Metabolic Engineering, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Natural Products, Protein Engineering, Cyanobacteria, Sustainability, (608) 890-1940

Biotechnology Training Program, Cellular and Molecular Biology Program, Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program, Genome Sciences Training Program, Microbiology Doctoral Training Program

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James B. Rawlings

Paul A. Elfers Professor and W. Harmon Ray Professor

Chemical process control, nonlinear model predictive control., State estimation and monitoring., Chemical reaction engineering., Virus modeling and stochastic chemical kinetics, (608) 263-5859

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Jennifer L. Reed

Associate Professor

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Systems biology, Metabolic model development & analysis, Metabolic engineering, Biofuels, bioremediation, & biotechnology, (608) 262-0188

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Thatcher Root


Also: Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Materials Science Program

Surface chemistry, catalysis, diffusion in porous media, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, (608) 262-8999

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Eric Shusta


Also: Biomedical Engineering

Brain drug delivery, blood-brain barrier engineering, biopharmaceutical design, protein engineering, (608) 262-1092

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Ross E. Swaney

Associate Professor

Process systems design, modeling, and optimization.  Process modeling with guaranteed convergence.  Flowsheet synthesis of separation processes., (608) 262-3641

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John Yin

Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering; Systems Biology, Theme Leader, WID

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Virus-host interactions, systems biology, microfluidics, pre-biotic chemistry, (608) 316-4323



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Mark R. Etzel

Associate Professor

Bioseparation processes, bioprocessing and food engineering, mass transfer, (608) 263-2083

Food Science

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Ive Hermans

Associate Professor

Sustainable chemistry and catalysis engineering,


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Mahesh Mahanthappa

Associate Professor

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James Jay Schauer


Also: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Mechanical Engineering

I am interested in developing measurement and chemical characterization tools to quantitatively understand the origin and impacts of air pollution.  These tools are desgined to address the impacts of air pollution on human health, climate change and sensitive ecosystems, and to support the development of control strategies to mitigate the adverse eff..., (608) 262-4495

Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


Emeritus Faculty

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R. Byron Bird

Professor Emeritus

Transport phenomena, polymer fluid dynamics, polymer kinetic theory, rheology, (608) 262-5920

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Charles G Hill

John T. and Magdalen L. Sobota Professor Emeritus

Also: Environmental Chemistry and Technology

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Sangtae Kim

Emeritus Professor

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Edwin Lightfoot

Hilldale Professor Emeritus

Separations processes, biological mass-transfer processes, mass-transport reaction modeling, (608) 262-6934

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W Harmon Ray

Vilas Research Professor Emeritus

Polymerization processes, process optimization, dynamics and control, chemical reactor engineering, (608) 263-4732

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Dale F. Rudd

Professor Emeritus

After retirement in 1994 Sandy and I moved to Seattle. Our home has a wide view of Puget Sound and the snow-capped mountains of Olympic National Park. Our children Karen and David both live within walking distance. The Pacific Northwest is great., (206) 923-0359

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Glenn A. Sather

Professor Emeritus

Stoichiometry, thermodynamics, (608) 262-1092



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