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John Booske


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


Contact: booske@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 890-0804

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Plasmas, metamaterials, metasurfaces and media that have a strong interaction with electromagnetic radiation, especially in the rf-to-microwave-to-terahertz frequency regimes. , electromagnetic field effects: how do pulsed electric fields affect biological cells? How do electric fields affect materials' chemistry or cell me...

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Faculty

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Mark C. Allie


Faculty Associate


Contact: allie@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3618

Also: College of Engineering

Research interests: Active Sound and Vibration Control.Sound Systems.Speaker System Design.

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David Anderson


Jim and Anne Sorden Professor


Contact: dtanders@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0172

Research interests: Plasmas and controlled fusion, electromagnetic fields and waves, magnet design, plasma transport and heating in torodial systems

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B Ross Barmish


Professor


Contact: barmish@engr.wisc.edu

Research interests:

    Modelling of Financial Markets, Computational Finance, Algorithmic Trading Systems, Optimization and Convexity, Applied Probability, Computational Complexity, Robustness of Systems, Feedback Control Systems, Applied Mathematics, Uncertain Dynamical Systems

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Nader Behdad


Associate Professor


Contact: behdad@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8804

Research interests: Mechanically-Tunable Antennas and Periodic Structures
Origami electromagnetic structures, Foldable electromagnetic devices, Using stretching, deformation, or flexure to design reconfirugrable antennas, metamaterials, phased-arrays, and periodic structures.
 , , Microwave Periodic Structures and MetamaterialsMetama...

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Nigel Boston


Professor


Contact: boston@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-3817

Also: College of Engineering, Computer Sciences

Research interests: Cryptography, Coding theory, Biometrics, Digital watermarking, Applications of algebra to EE, CS, and Math Dept.

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Other affiliations: Computational Sciences Cluster, Mathematics, UW ECE Face Recognition Group


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Dan Botez


Philip Dunham Reed Professor


Contact: botez@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-4643

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: High-power, spatially coherent semiconductor lasers, Photonic Crystal semiconductor lasers for high coherent-power generation, Quantum Cascade lasers

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Azadeh Davoodi


Associate Professor


Contact: adavoodi@wisc.edu, (608) 265-1145

Research interests: Electronic Design Automation of Integrated Circuits for advanced manufacturing technology nodes and new devices, New algorithmic techniques for optimizing timing, power, and manufacturability of Integrated Circuits, Automation of Post-Silicon debug of Integrated Circuits, Hardware security and secure Electronic Design Automation...

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Christopher DeMarco


Grainger Professor of Power Engineering


Contact: demarco@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-5546

Research interests: Computational complexity in computer-aided control analysis, nonlinear dynamics, electric power system stability, control systems, power systems

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Steven Fredette


Faculty Associate


Contact: fredette@wisc.edu, (608) 609-7911

Research interests: Power electronics hardware and control, Electric machines and control, Alternative energy such as wind and solar

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John A. Gubner


Professor


Contact: John.Gubner@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1471

Research interests: Ultra-wideband communications, point processes and shot noise, subspace methods in statistical signal processing, information theory.

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Susan C. Hagness


Philip Dunham Reed Professor


Contact: hagness@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-5739

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Bioelectromagnetics, computational electromagnetics, dielectric spectroscopy, FDTD theory and applications, including multi-physics solvers, microwave diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for biological and medical applications, microwave inverse scattering, nanoelectromagnetics, wideband and multi-band antennas, ultrawideband ...

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Other affiliations: University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center


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William Hitchon


Professor


Contact: whitchon@yahoo.com, (608) 262-2501

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Plasma processing, computational modeling, semiconductors

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Yu Hen Hu


Professor


Contact: hu@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-6724

Research interests: Design and implementation of signal processing algorithms, Computer aided design and physical design of VLSI,, Applications of pattern classification and machine learning algorithms to signal processing, Image and video signal processing: 3D vision processing, multiview image and videos, , Wireless sensor network, internet ...

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Other affiliations: Computer Sciences


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Thomas M. Jahns


Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines


Contact: jahns@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-5702

Research interests: Power electronics, electric machines and actuators, adjustable-speed drives, brushless motor drives and generators, automotive and aerospace electric systems

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Hongrui Jiang


Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering & Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor


Contact: hongrui@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-9418

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: MicroElectroMechanical System, Microsensors and microactuators, BioMEMS and micro-optics, Microfluidics, Lab on chips, Biomimetics and bioinspiration

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Mikhail Kats


Assistant Professor


Contact: mkats@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3984

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Optics and photonics; plasmonics; optoelectronics; light harvesting; device physics; nanoscale science. For detailed information please see my Extended Homepage (http://katsgroup.ece.wisc.edu/)

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Irena Knezevic


Professor


Contact: irena.knezevic@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3383

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Quantum and semiclassical electronic transport in semiconductor nanostructures, Heat transport at the nanoscale. Nanostructured thermoelectrics, Decoherence and relaxation in nanostructures; transient and high-frequency phenomena, Multiphysics simulation (self-consistent coupling of electronic+electromagnetic+thermal phenomena),...

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Other affiliations: Physics


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Joe Krachey


Faculty Associate


Contact: jkrachey@wisc.edu, (608) 265-9007

Research interests: Embedded Systems Design I am not currently involved in research.

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Bernard Lesieutre


Professor


Contact: lesieutre@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 890-1883

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Laurent Lessard


Assistant Professor


Contact: laurent.lessard@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2635

Also: Computer Sciences

Research interests: Control theory, large scale/decentralized systems, nonlinear/robust control, optimization

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


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Jing Li


Assistant Professor


Contact: jli587@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3975

Also: College of Engineering

Research interests: Her general research interest is developing new computing paradigm, driven either by technologies (from bottom-up) or by workloads (from top-down) or by both. Her primary area of interests is "everything about memory" with a strong emphasis on “design for transformation”...

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Mikko H. Lipasti


Philip Dunham Reed Professor


Contact: mikko@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-2639

Research interests: Projects include: reliable and power-efficient processors and systems, reverse-engineering the human neocortex, Electrical and Nanophotonic On-chip Interconnection Networks, Commercial Workload Development and Characterization                              ...

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Daniel Ludois


Assistant Professor


Contact: ludois@wisc.edu, 262-8211

Also: Engineering Physics

Research interests: Power electronics, Electric machines, Non-contact power transfer, Sustainable engineering technologies and practices

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium


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Zhenqiang "Jack" Ma


Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering & Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor


Contact: mazq@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 261-1095

Also: Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: High-speed RF devices and circuits, optoelectronic devices and nanophotonics, Semiconductor materials processing and heterogeneous integration, Flexible electronics, flexible optoelectronics and flexible photonics, Energy conversion semiconductor devices, Bioelectronics and biomimetics, Semiconductor device physics, Power electr...

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Luke Mawst


Professor


Contact: mawst@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1705

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Semiconductor lasers, metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth of semiconductors, III/V compound semiconductor materials and devices

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Paul Milenkovic


Associate Professor


Contact: milenkovic@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3892

Research interests: Digital signal processing, acoustic analysis of speech, speech synthes

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Srdjan Milicic


Faculty Associate


Contact: smilicic@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 890-1455

Research interests: Solid state semiconductor devices; Clean room semiconductor processing;

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Katherine Morrow


Associate Professor


Contact: kati@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-3917

Research interests: Reconfigurable computer architectures, automated design for reconfigurable computing, operating system support for heterogeneous computing, systems-on-a-chip (SoCs), VLSI computer aided design

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Michael Morrow


Faculty Associate


Contact: mgmorrow@wisc.edu, (608) 890-0805

Research interests: Embedded systems. real-time digital signal processing

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Robert Nowak


McFarland-Bascom Professor in Engineering


Contact: nowak@ece.wisc.edu, (608) 265-3914

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Computer Sciences

Research interests: Signal and information processing, machine learning, optimization and statistics

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Parameswaran Ramanathan


Professor, Vice Chair of Infrastructure


Contact: parmesh@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-0557

Also: Computer Sciences

Research interests: Wireless and Wireline Networks, Mobile Computing, Real-time Systems, Fault-tolerant Computing, Parallel Processing, Distributed Systems

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Other affiliations: Genome Sciences Training Program


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Akbar Sayeed


Professor


Contact: akbar.sayeed@wisc.edu, (608) 265-4731

Research interests: Wireless communication and sensing, signal processing, communication and information theory, multipath propagation channels, time-frequency analysis, applications and technology transfer

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William A. Sethares


Professor


Contact: sethares@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5669

Research interests: Signal processing with applications in acoustics, image processing, communications, and optimization.

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J. Leon Shohet


Professor


Contact: shohet@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-1191

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Plasma-aided manufacturing, controlled fusion, nonlinear science, effects of vacuum ultraviolet radiation on the processing of electronic materials, biotechnology, especially biomaterials and directed differentiation of stem cells

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Daniel van der Weide


Professor


Contact: danvdw@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-6561

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Multifunctional scanned probe microscopy, Localized spectroscopy of biological and low-dimensional electronic systems, Terahertz circuits and devices

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Barry D. Van Veen


Lynn H. Matthias Professor


Contact: vanveen@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-2488

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Statistical signal processing algorithm development and analysis, signal processing for sensor arrays, biomedical applications of signal processing, signal processing for study of brain networks from electric and magnetic field measurements, signal processing for microwave breast cancer detection, monitoring, and treatment

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Giri Venkataramanan


Professor


Contact: giri@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-4479

Research interests: Electrical power conversion, AC power flow control, design of power converters, distributed generation, power converter architecture, power converter packaging

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium


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Amy Wendt


Professor


Contact: wendt@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-8407

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Plasma processing of materials, thin-film deposition, plasma etching, plasma source design, modeling and diagnostics, plasma-aided manufacturing, plasma generation, plasma-surface interaction

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Rebecca Willett


Associate Professor


Contact: willett@discovery.wisc.edu

Also: College of Engineering, Computer Sciences

Research interests: Signal Processing, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Optimization, Point Processes, High-dimensional Statistics

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


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Zongfu Yu


Assistant Professor


Contact: zyu54@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1643

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Optics at small scale. Optical technologies for energy conversion, imaging/sensing, communication.1.Photon management for energy conversion: primary interest is to study new mechanisms to improve energy conversion efficiency.2.Semiconductor photonics: the integration of nanophotonics with semiconductors for advanced optoelectron...

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Xinyu Zhang


Assistant Professor


Contact: xyzhang@ece.wisc.edu

Also: College of Engineering

Research interests: Wireless networking, Mobile systems and applications, MAC/PHY cross-layer design, Software radio, Network modeling, analysis and optimization

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Adjunct/Affiliate

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Remzi Arpaci-Dusseau


Professor


Contact: remzi@cs.wisc.edu, (608) 263-7764

Also: Computer Sciences

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Suman Banerjee


Associate Professor (Affiliate)


Contact: suman@cs.wisc.edu, (608) 262-7387

Research interests: Networking and Distributed Systems, protocols, algorithms and architectures of such systems, peer-to-peer systems, multicast services, network security, services for mobile and wireless networks and network measurements

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Mark D. Hill


Professor


Contact: markhill@cs.wisc.edu, (608) 262-2196

Also: Computer Sciences

Research interests: Computer architecture, performance evaluation, computer memory system design, parallel computin

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Dan Negrut


Vilas Associate Professor


Contact: negrut@wisc.edu, (608) 890-0914

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests:

Software/Hardware Aspects Related to High Performance Computing in Engineering and Science,

Multi-physics Computer Modeling and Simulation,

Computational Multibody Dynamics,

Graphics and Visualization, Simulation-Based Engineering Lab

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Scott Sanders


Professor


Contact: stsanders@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3540

Research interests: Swept-wavelength sources, advanced spectrometers, hyperspectral imaging, optical sensors, piston and aeropropulsion engines

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Other affiliations: Engine Research Center


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Karthikeyan Sankaralingam


Assistant Professor


Contact: karu@cs.wisc.edu, (608) 890-0121

Also: Computer Sciences

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Bulent Sarlioglu


Assistant Professor


Contact: sarlioglu@wisc.edu, (608) 262-2703

Also: Engineering Professional Development

Research interests: Electric machines, drives, power electronics, Electric actuation systems, Automotive, aerospace, naval and renewable energy applications, Complex and interdisciplinary power system architecture

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium, Wisconsin Energy Institute


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Gurindar S. Sohi


Professor


Contact: sohi@cs.wisc.edu, (608) 262-7985

Also: Computer Sciences

Research interests: Computer architecture, non-numeric processing, VLSI design, parallel processin

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Tomy Varghese


Professor


Contact: tvarghese@wisc.edu, (608) 265-8797

Research interests: Elastography, In-vivo strain imaging, Signal & Image Processing Applications in Medical Imaging, Ultrasound Tissue Characterization

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David Wood


Professor


Contact: david@cs.wisc.edu, (608) 263-7463

Also: Computer Sciences

Research interests: We have also developed a new memory system simulation method that optimizes the common case---cache hits---significantly reducing simulation time. Fast-Cache tightly integrates reference generation and simulation by providing the abstraction of tagged memory blocks: each reference invokes a user-specified function depending upon...

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Emeritus Faculty

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James A. Bucklew


Professor


Contact: bucklew@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3760

Research interests: Simulation of communication systems and networks, rare event simulation, digital and wireless communication systems

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Daniel Cobb


Associate Professor Emeritus


Contact: dcobb@wisc.edu

Research interests: Analog and digital control theory, robust control of high bandwidth systems, singular perturbation theory, singular dynamical systems

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Robert H. Lasseter


Emeritus Professor


Contact: lasseter@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0186

Research interests: Distributed resources, Restructuring of electrical power system, Application of power electronics to utility systems, Simulation methods, Power electronic circuits and control, HVDC, SVC, FACTS and custom power applications

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Thomas Lipo


Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Emeritus


Contact: lipo@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0287

Research interests: Power electronics, adjustable speed drives, ac motor drive systems, electric machines

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium


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Leon McCaughan


Professor


Contact: mccaughan@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0311

Also: Materials Science Program

Research interests: Fiber optic mesh networks, Clinical applications of guided wave photonics, Far-infrared (terahertz) generation and spectroscopy, Applications of quantum optics, Guided wave photonic devices and circuits, Nonlinear optics materials and device

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Donald W. Novotny


Emeritus Professor


Contact: novotny@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-6926

Research interests: Magnetic systems design, machine control concepts, power electronics, electrical machines, motor drives

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium


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Kewal Saluja


Professor Emeritus


Contact: saluja@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-6490

Also: Computer Sciences

Research interests: Design for testability, Built-in self-test, Computer architecture, VLSI design and testing, Fault-tolerant computing

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John E. Scharer


Professor Emeritus


Contact: scharer@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1614

Research interests: Electromagnetic wave propagation and antennas for communications, Free-electron and excimer lasers, Microwave and millimeter wave amplifiers, Computer simulation of and experiments on plasma waves and radiofrequency plasma sources for materials processing, Radiofrequency wave antenna coupling, heating and current drive in fusion...

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James E. Smith


Emeritus Professor


Contact: jes@ece.wisc.edu, (608) 265-5737

Research interests: Computer Architecture, High performance processor and system implementations, Virtual machines, Power effecient processors

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Ronald J. Vernon


Emeritus Professor


Contact: vernon@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0774

Research interests: Semiconductor physics, interaction of microwaves with materials, propagation in anisotropic media, antennas, Vlasov converters, high-power microwave transmission and modeconversion systems, electromagnetic fields and waves, microwaves

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