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Douglass Henderson


Professor and Department Chair


Contact: henderson@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-0808

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Reactor physics, radiation transport, fusion reactor technology, nuclear waste

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Other affiliations: Medical Physics


 

 

Faculty

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Matt Allen


Associate Professor


Contact: msallen@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 890-1619

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Dynamics, vibrations and controls, micro/nano systems, uncertainty and stochastic systems, linear/nonlinear system identification, model reduction/substructuring

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Todd Allen


Professor


Contact: allen@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-4083

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Materials for nuclear energy system, fission reactors, nuclear fuels, energy policy, sustainability of nuclear energy

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems (WINS)


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James P. Blanchard


Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor


Contact: blanchard@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-0391

Also: Engineering Professional Development

Research interests: Thermomechanical design for high heat fluxes, fusion technology, radiation damage, nuclear microbatteries

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems (WINS)


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Riccardo Bonazza


Professor


Contact: bonazza@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-2337

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Experimental fluid mechanics , impulsive, unsteady phenomena, shock tube applications, laser and X-ray imaging & measuring techniques

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Engineering Mechanics, Fusion Technology Institute, Nuclear Engineering


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Michael L. Corradini


Wisconsin Distinguished Professor


Contact: corradini@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1648

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Multi-phase fluid mechanics and heat transfer, fission and fusion reactors, nuclear reactor safety, severe accident phenomena, power plant operation and design, energy policy, nuclear fuel cycle

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Engine Research Center, Fusion Technology Institute, Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Nuclear Engineering, Wisconsin Energy Institute, University of Wisconsin Nuclear Reactor, Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems (WINS), Wisconsin Shock Tube


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Adrien Couet


Assistant Professor


Contact: couet@wisc.edu, (608) 265-7955

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Nuclear Materials, Irradiation Damage, Corrosion of Metals and Alloys, Oxidation Model, Electrochemistry, Synchrotron Radiation, Defect Transport in Oxides

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Wendy C. Crone


Professor


Contact: crone@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-8384

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Experimental mechanics of materials, characterization hydrogels and biomaterials, therapeutic medical devices, stem cell mechanics

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Walter Drugan


Professor


Contact: drugan (AT) engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-4572

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Continuum mechanics analyses of behavior of modern materials, nonlinear fracture mechanics of ductile materials (single- and poly-crystalline) and interfaces, nonlocal constitutive models of composite materials, dynamic fragmentation, nanoscale fracture, nanoscale shape-memory alloys, discontinuities and shock waves in solids, a...

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Other affiliations: Materials Research Science and Engineering Center


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Raymond J. Fonck


Professor


Contact: rjfonck@wisc.edu, (608) 263-7799

Research interests: Plasma & fusion science and technology, plasma turbulence, burning plasmas, tokamaks, alternative fusion schemes, atomic physics and applied optics, high temperature plasma diagnostics

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Other affiliations: Nuclear Engineering, Pegasus Plasma Experiment


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Chris Hegna


Harey D. Spangler Professor


Contact: cchegna@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0810

Research interests: Theoretical plasma physics, fusion science, magnetic confinement of plasmas, magnetohydrodynamics

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Other affiliations: Center for Plasma Theory and Computation, HSX Plasma Laboratory, Pegasus Plasma Experiment, Physics


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Daniel C. Kammer


Professor


Contact: kammer@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-5724

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests:


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Roderic Lakes


Wisconsin Distinguished Professor


Contact: lakes@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-8697

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Novel materials including composites and cellular solids, Viscoelastic materials, Biomechanics and bio-materials, Experimental characterization of materials, Extreme physical properties

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Other affiliations: Rheology Research Center


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Gregory A. Moses


Spangler Professor


Contact: moses@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-6567

Research interests: Nuclear reactor physics, computational engr., radiation hydrodynamics, technology enhanced learning, fusion reactor design

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Other affiliations: Fusion Technology Institute, Nuclear Engineering


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Jacob Notbohm


Assistant Professor


Contact: jknotbohm@wisc.edu, (608) 890-0030

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Experimental solid mechanics | cell mechanics | fibrous materials | optical microscopy | digital image correlation | adhesion | traction force microscopy

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John M. Pfotenhauer


Professor


Contact: pfot@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-4082

Research interests: Low temperature refrigeration, cryogenics, applied superconductivity

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Other affiliations: College of Engineering, Liquid Helium/Nitrogen Facility


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Michael E. Plesha


Professor


Contact: plesha@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-5741

Also: Geological Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Finite element analysis, discrete element analysis, dynamics of geologic media, constitutive modeling of geologic discontinuity behavior, soil structure interaction modeling, continuum modeling of jointed saturated rock masses

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Raluca Scarlat


Assistant Professor


Contact: roscarlat@wisc.edu, (608) 890-4256

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Heat and mass transport, nuclear reactor safety, thermal-hydraulics, fluoride-salt cooled high temperature reactors (FHR), tritium transport and salt electrochemistry, salt freezing and overcooling transients, severe accident analysis, engineering ethics.  

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Oliver Schmitz


Assistant Professor


Contact: oschmitz@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1547

Research interests: Plasma Edge Physics, Plasma Wall Interaction, Three-Dimensional Plasma Edge Transport and Wall Interaction, Active Plasma and Neutral Spectroscopy, Plasma Sources and Diagnostics

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Leslie M. Smith


Professor


Contact: lsmith@math.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3852

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Statistical physics, turbulence and turbulence modeling for engineering and geophysical applications, applied mathematics, stability theory and fluid dynamics, field theoretical techniques, the dynamic renormalization group and universality in complex systems

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Other affiliations: Mathematics


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Carl R. Sovinec


Professor


Contact: csovinec@cae.wisc.edu, (608) 263-5525

Research interests: Computational plasma physics--computational fluid dynamics--magnetohydrodynamics--numerical methods for partial differential equations

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Other affiliations: Physics, Center for Plasma Theory and Computation, Nuclear Engineering


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Fabian Waleffe


Professor


Contact: waleffe@math.wisc.edu, (608) 263-3269

Research interests: Fluid dynamics, bifurcations and turbulence, scientific computing

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Other affiliations: Mathematics, Center for Mathematical Science, Engineering Mechanics


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Paul P.H. Wilson


Professor


Contact: paul.wilson@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0807

Research interests: Monte Carlo methods, Nuclear fuel cycles, Energy policy, Proliferation analysis, Transmutation/depletion/activation

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems (WINS)


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Robert J. Witt


Associate Professor


Contact: witt@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-2760

Research interests: Computational methods in fluid and solid mechanics

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Research Professors

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Mark H. Anderson


Research Professor


Contact: manderson@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-2802

Research interests: 737 Engineering Research Building 1500 Engineering Drive Madison, WI 53706Tel: 608/263-2802 Fax: 608/265-4607 E-mail: manderson@engr.wisc.edu

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems (WINS), Wisconsin Shock Tube, Fusion Technology Institute, University of Wisconsin Nuclear Reactor, Wisconsin Energy Institute


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Laila A. El-Guebaly


Distinguished Research Professor


Contact: laila.elguebaly@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1623

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Other affiliations: Fusion Technology Institute


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John F Santarius


Research Professor


Contact: santarius@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1694

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Other affiliations: Fusion Technology Institute


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Mohamed E. Sawan


Research Professor


Contact: sawan@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-5093

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Other affiliations: Fusion Technology Institute


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Kumar Sridharan


Distinguished Research Professor, Fellow of American Society for Materials,
Fellow of Institute of Materials, London, UK


Contact: kumar@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-4789

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Nuclear reactor materials research and development, Irradiation effects in materials, Corrosion of materials, High temperature materials, Physical metallurgy and mechanical behavior of materials, Ion implantation and plasma-assisted thin film deposition of materials, Surface modifications and coatings including nanoscale process...

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Other affiliations: Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program


 

Adjunct Faculty

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Frederick T. Elder


Adjunct Professor


Contact: elder@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-9328

Research interests: Mechanical systems, energy systems design

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Timothy J. Tautges


Adjunct Professor


Contact: tautges@cae.wisc.edu, (608) 263-8485

Research interests: Magnetohydrodynamic Instabilities and their Control, Microwave Heating, Current Drive and Diagnostics, Plasma Physics and Magnetic Confinement Fusion

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Faculty Associates

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John G. Murphy


Researcher


Contact: jmurphy@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-4186

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Suzannah Sandrik


Faculty Associate


Contact: sandrik@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0764

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Affiliate Faculty

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Bryan Bednarz


Assistant Professor


Contact: bbednarz2@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5225

Research interests: Monte Carlo method, Proton therapy, Radiation protection

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Vicki Bier


Professor


Contact: bier@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-2064

Research interests: Security in the supply chains for food and agricultural products, critical infrastructure protection, security, technology hazards, risk analysis, decision analysis, operations research

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Other affiliations: Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis


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Paul M. DeLuca Jr.


Professor


Contact: pmdeluca@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 265-0523

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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

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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Daniel Ludois


Assistant Professor


Contact: ludois@wisc.edu, 262-8211

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: 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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Franklin Miller


Assistant Professor


Contact: fkmiller@wisc.edu, (608) 263-2479

Research interests: Cryogenics, Thermodynamics of Superfluid 3He-4He mixtures, Sub-Kelvin cooling for space science, Energy Systems

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Dane Morgan


Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering


Contact: ddmorgan@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5879

Also: College of Engineering

Research interests: Computational materials science for materials design, Ab initio electronic structure methods and multiscale techniques for large time / length scales and thermokinetics, Ab initio based modeling of electrochemical systems and processes, Application areas:Nuclear materials, Battery and fuel cell electrodes, Earth mantle materials...

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Gregory F. Nellis


Professor


Contact: gfnellis@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-6626

Research interests: Please visit the Solar Energy Lab web page, http://sel.me.wisc.edu/, in order to learn more about the ongoing projects.

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Warren P. Porter


Professor


Contact: wpporter@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1719

Research interests: Infectious disease, Toxicology, Population dynamics, Physiological ecology, Biophysical ecology

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Izabela Szlufarska


Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering


Contact: szlufarska@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5878

Research interests: Mechanical behavior at the nanoscaleFriction, adhesion, and wear and their dependence on materials chemistry and microstructure, Size effects in plasticity, , Defect behavior in semiconductors and insulators under irradiation
Radiation effects in nuclear ceramics by means of multiscale simu...

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Bruce R. Thomadsen


Professor


Contact: brthomad@wisc.edu, (608) 263-4183

Also: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Research interests: Brachytherapy Physics, Radiation Dosimetry, Patient Safety

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Other affiliations: Medical Physics, Human Oncology, Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis


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Mario F. Trujillo


Associate Professor


Contact: mtrujillo@wisc.edu, (608) 262-0944

Research interests: Modeling and Simulation of two-phase flows including:i) Liquid sprays in a crossflow (desuperheating and Urea SCR applications), ii) Liquid breakup and particle advection dynamics, iii) Multiple droplet impingement heat transfer, vi) Two-phase flow heat transfer numerics, v) Computational characterization of plunging of liquid j...

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Other affiliations: Engine Research Center


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Ray Vanderby Jr.


Professor


Contact: vanderby@ortho.wisc.edu, (608) 263-9593

Also: Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Tissue mechanics (bone, ligament, tendon, and cartilage), tissue engineering and regeneration, tissue healing, orthopedic biomechanics

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Emeritus Faculty

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Said Abdel-Khalik


Professor Emeritus


Contact: said.abdelkhalik@me.gatech.edu

Research interests: Reactor engineering, reactor safety, two phase flow, and thermal hydraulics

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Joseph Bisognano


Professor Emeritus


Contact: jbisognano@src.wisc.edu, (608) 877-2163

Research interests: Free Electron Lasers, Physics of particle beams, Accelerator physics, Theoretical analysis and simulation of collective phenomena in particle beams

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Other affiliations: Synchrotron Radiation Center


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James D. Callen


Professor Emeritus


Contact: callen@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-1370

Research interests: Controlled thermonuclear fusion, theoretical and computational plasma physics, magnetic confinement of plasmas, nuclear fission

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Physics, Center for Plasma Theory and Computation, HSX Plasma Laboratory, Madison Symmetric Torus, Nuclear Engineering, Pegasus Plasma Experiment


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Max W. Carbon


Professor Emeritus


Contact: carbon@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-2307

Research interests: Nuclear reactor safety, nuclear power

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Nuclear Engineering


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Richard J. Cashwell


Emeritus Reactor Director


Contact: cashwell@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3392

Research interests: Neutron activation analysis, nuclear reactor operations

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Other affiliations: Nuclear Engineering, University of Wisconsin Nuclear Reactor


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John R. Conrad


Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Emeritus


Contact: conrad@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1609

Also: Materials Science Program

Research interests: Plasma physics, plasma technology, ion beam modification of materials, ion implantation

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Other affiliations: Nuclear Engineering


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Robert Cook


Professor Emeritus


Contact: cook@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0958

Research interests: Finite element methods, structural mechanics, stress analys

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Gilbert A. Emmert


Professor Emeritus


Contact: emmert@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3374

Research interests: Plasma physics, fusion reactor physics, plasma-surface interactions, plasma processing

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Other affiliations: Center for Plasma Theory and Computation, Fusion Technology Institute, Nuclear Engineering


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Noah Hershkowitz


Irving Langmuir Professor


Contact: hershkowitz@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-4970

Research interests: Plasma etching, plasm-aided manufacturing, basic plasma physics, ICRF effects, laboratory space plasma physics

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Other affiliations: Center for Plasma-Aided Manufacturing, Nuclear Engineering, Wisconsin Plasma Processing and Technology Research Consortium


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Tzu Chuen Huang


Professor Emeritus


Contact: huang@engr.wisc.edu

Research interests: Astrodynamics, nonlinear and random vibrations, structural dynamics/modal analysis, wave propogration, fluid-structure interaction

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Gerald L. Kulcinski


Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering-Emeritus, Director, Fusion Technology In


Contact: kulcinsk@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1601

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Magnetic/inertial fusion reactor systems studies, Radiation damage and nuclear materials, Near term applications of fusion energy, Lunar mining of helium-3

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Other affiliations: Nuclear Engineering



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David S. Malkus


Professor Emeritus


Contact: malkus@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-4515

Research interests: Applied mathematics, numerical methods in mechanics, rheology

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Other affiliations: Center for Mathematical Science, Engineering Mechanics, Rheology Research Center


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Bela I. Sandor


Professor Emeritus


Contact: sandor@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 255-4222

Research interests: Ancient chariots: comprehensive mechanics analysis and humanistic aspects, stress-strain in materials, fatigue and fracture of engineering materials, structures, joint systems, damage alleviation; fracture control, infrared thermographic stress analysis

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Other affiliations: Engineering Mechanics


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Alois Schlack Jr.


Professor Emeritus


Contact: schlack@engr.wisc.edu

Research interests: Dynamics, vibrations, astrodynamic, dynamic stability analysis, rotating shaft-disc systems, elastic spacecraft dynamics

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William F. Vogelsang


Professor Emeritus


Contact: vogelsang@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3374

Research interests: Reactor physics, reactor fuel cycles

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