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Manos Mavrikakis


Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Paul A. Elfers Professor, and Chair


Contact: emavrikakis@wisc.edu, (608) 262-9053

Research interests: Thermodynamics, kinetics and catalysis, surface science, computational chemistry, electronic materials, fuel cells applications, environmental chemical engineering

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Faculty

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Nicholas Abbott


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


Contact: nlabbott@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5278

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Interfacial phenomena, colloid science, soft materials, biomolecular interfaces, polymers, liquid crystals and surfactant, hydrophobic effect

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Other affiliations: University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center


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William Banholzer


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


Contact: wbanholzer@wisc.edu, (608) 265-3413

Research interests: 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 devel...

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Other affiliations: Chemistry, Wisconsin Energy Institute, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


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James Dumesic


Vilas Research Professor, University of Wisconsin,
Michel Boudart Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering


Contact: jdumesic@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1095

Research interests: Kinetics and catalysis, surface and solid-state chemistry, in situ catalyst studies

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Michael David Graham


Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Professor


Contact: mdgraham@wisc.edu, (608) 265-3780

Also: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics

Research interests: 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

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George W Huber


Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Professor


Contact: gwhuber@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0346

Research interests: Renewable Energy, Biofuels and Biochemicals, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Pyrolysis, Zeolites, Conceptual Process Design

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Daniel Klingenberg


Professor


Contact: dan.klingenberg@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8932

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Colloid science, suspension rheology, electromagnetic phenomena in materials

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Thomas Kuech


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


Contact: tfkuech@wisc.edu, (608) 263-2922

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Solid-state materials synthesis and characterization, electronic and semiconductor materials, solar energy and photovoltaics, oxide materials, nanostructure formation

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Other affiliations: Chemistry


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David Lynn


Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor


Contact: david.lynn@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1086

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests:

    Polymers and soft materials, Surfaces and interfaces, Biomaterials and biotechnology, Gene and drug delivery, Synthesis and characterization, Controlled Release

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    Other affiliations: Chemistry


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Christos T. Maravelias


Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor


Contact: christos.maravelias@wisc.edu, (608) 265-9026

Also: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research interests: 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

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Regina M. Murphy


Smith-Bascom Professor


Contact: regina.murphy@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1587

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Physical chemistry of protein-protein interactions, amyloid protein aggregation

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Sean P. Palecek


Milton J. and A. Maude Shoemaker Professor


Contact: sppalecek@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8931

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Cellular engineering, tissue engineering, stem cells, cell and protein biosensors

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Brian Pfleger


Walter J. and Cecile Hunt-Hougen Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor


Contact: brian.pfleger@wisc.edu, (608) 890-1940

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Metabolic Engineering, Biotechnology, Synthetic Biology, Natural Products, Protein Engineering, Cyanobacteria, Sustainability

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Other affiliations: Microbiology Doctoral Training Program


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James B. Rawlings


Paul A. Elfers Professor and W. Harmon Ray Professor


Contact: james.rawlings@wisc.edu, (608) 263-5859

Research interests: Chemical process control, nonlinear model predictive control., State estimation and monitoring., Chemical reaction engineering., Virus modeling and stochastic chemical kinetics

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Jennifer Reed


Associate Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Faculty Scholar in the College of Engineering


Contact: jennifer.reed@wisc.edu, (608) 262-0188

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Systems biology, Metabolic model development & analysis, Metabolic engineering, Biofuels, bioremediation, & biotechnology

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Thatcher Root


Professor


Contact: twroot@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8999

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Surface chemistry, catalysis, diffusion in porous media, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

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Eric Shusta


Howard Curler Distinguished Professor


Contact: eshusta@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1092

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Brain drug delivery, blood-brain barrier engineering, biopharmaceutical design, protein engineering

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Ross Swaney


Associate Professor


Contact: ross.swaney@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3641

Research interests: Process systems design, modeling, and optimization.  Process modeling with guaranteed convergence.  Flowsheet synthesis of separation processes.

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Reid C. Van Lehn


Assistant Professor and Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Faculty Scholar


Contact: vanlehn@wisc.edu, (608) 263-9487

Research interests: Nano-bio interactions, Molecular simulation, Engineering nanomaterials, Soft materials, Multiscale modeling, Biomembranes, Virtual screening

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John Yin


Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor,
Theme Leader of Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


Contact: john.yin@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4323

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests:  systems biology - virus-host interactions, systems chemistry - molecular replicators

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Victor M. Zavala


Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor


Contact: victor.zavala@wisc.edu, (608) 262-6934

Research interests: Large-Scale Computational Optimization, Stochastic and Multiobjective Optimization, Optimal Control, Estimation, and System Design

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Affiliates

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Mark Etzel


Professor


Contact: mretzel@wisc.edu, (608) 263-2083

Research interests: Bioseparation processes, bioprocessing and food engineering, mass transfer

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Other affiliations: Food Science


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Ive Hermans


Associate Professor


Contact: hermans@chem.wisc.edu

Research interests: Sustainable chemistry and catalysis engineering

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Other affiliations: Chemistry


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James Jay Schauer


Professor


Contact: jjschauer@wisc.edu, (608) 262-4495

Also: Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: 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 ...

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


 

Emeritus Faculty

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R. Byron Bird


Professor Emeritus


Contact: rbbird@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5920

Research interests: Transport phenomena, polymer fluid dynamics, polymer kinetic theory, rheology

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Thomas W. Chapman


Professor Emeritus



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Charles G Hill


John T. and Magdalen L. Sobota Professor Emeritus


Contact: cghill@wisc.edu, (608) 263-4593

Also: Environmental Chemistry and Technology

Research interests:


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Sangtae Kim


Emeritus Professor



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Edwin Lightfoot


Hilldale Professor Emeritus


Contact: edwin.lightfoot@wisc.edu, (608) 262-6934

Research interests: Separations processes, biological mass-transfer processes, mass-transport reaction modeling

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W Ray


Vilas Research Professor Emeritus


Contact: whray@wisc.edu, (608) 263-4732

Research interests: Polymerization processes, process optimization, dynamics and control, chemical reactor engineering

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Dale F. Rudd


Professor Emeritus


Contact: daleandsandy@yahoo.com, (206) 923-0359

Research interests: 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.

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Glenn A. Sather


Professor Emeritus


Contact: gasather@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 262-1092

Research interests: Stoichiometry, thermodynamics

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