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Department Chair

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Philip R. O'Leary


Also: Biological Systems Engineering

Solid waste management: landfilling, composting, recycling, groundwater quality, (608) 262-0493

Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center



Program Directors

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Joy E Altwies

Associate Faculty Associate/Program Director

Green and High-Performance Buildings, Sustainable Construction, Building Commissioning, Commissioning Process, HVAC & R Systems, Technology Innovation and Adoption, (608) 262-7502

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Sandra Anderson

Asst Faculty Associate

Combustion, Propulsion, Thermodynamic Systesms, (608) 890-2026

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Michael Andrie

Researcher/Program Director

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Elaine M. Bower

Faculty Associate/Program Director

Trace chemical detection for forensic applications, unique biosensors for non-traditional applications, chemical engineering unit operations including mixing, drying, separations, biotechnology, strategic R&D planning, (608) 262-8708

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Mitch Bradt

Assistant Faculty Associate/Program Director, (608) 263-1085

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John G. Davis

Assistant Faculty Associate, (608) 262-8724

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Lee DeBaillie

Program Director

Energy efficiency in buildingsBuilding energy modelingBuilding energy learning toolsClimate impact on energy consumptionDistrict and community energy systemsCogeneration, (608) 262-2329

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Joni Graves

Program Director

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Todd B. Jekel

Associate Scientist, (608) 265-3008

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Benjamin J Jordan

Associate Faculty Associate/Program Director

Asphalt Pavement Condition Assesment, Maintenance, Repair and Rehabilitation , Concrete Pavement Condition Assesment, Maintenance, Repair, and Rehabilitation, Snow and Ice Control and Winter Maintenance Operations for Streets, Highways and Facilities, Water Distribution System Operation and Maintenance , Water Storage Tank Operation Maintenance and Rehabi..., (608) 265-4478

Transportation Information Center

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Willis F. Long

Professor Emeritus

Electric power systems, utility system applications of power electronic devices and circuits, power quality issues, computer analysis of power systems, (608) 262-1199

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Christine Nicometo

Associate Faculty Associate in Technical Communications, (608) 890-0800

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Jeffrey L. Oelke

Assistant Faculty Associate/Program Director

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Business and Production Operations Process Predictability, Continuum Management, Quick Response Manufacturing, Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, Performance Measures, Concept to Cash Cycle Time Reduction, (608) 890-1189

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Susan Ottmann

Program Director

Also: College of Engineering

ManufacturingLean ManufacturingQualityProgram ManagementLeadership, (608) 262-3516

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Ned W. Paschke

Program Director, Professor of Engineering Practice

Also: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, Hydraulic Analysis and Design, Pumping Facilities and Lift Stations, Energy Use in Water and Wastewater Systems, Water Reuse and Recycling, Infrastructure Asset Management, Water and Wastewater System Costs and Contracts, (608) 263-4705

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David Peterson

Assistant Faculty Associate/Program Director

Railroad Engineering and Operations, Preparing to Pass the Civil P.E. Exam, Financial Administration of Continuing Education Programs, Marketing and Budgeting for Co, (608) 262-2813

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Wayne P. Pferdehirt

Faculty Associate/Program Director

Also: College of Engineering

Project management, distance education, engineering leadership, engineering management, pollution prevention, solid waste management, recycling, technical assistance to manufacturing, environment management systems, ISO 14000, (608) 265-2361

Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

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Stephen T. Pudloski

Faculty Associate/Program Director

Stormwater management and engineering, traffic and parking engineering, municipal engineering, public works management, (608) 262-8707

Transportation Information Center

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John A. Raksany

Faculty Associate/Program Director

Electrical power, electrical design, power systems planning, power systems reliability analysis methods, power systems maintenance, power system protection and control, (608) 262-8592

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Franklin J. Rath

Associate Faculty Associate/Program Director

Manufacturing and industrial engineering, ergonomics, lead-time reduction, quality systems, design through manufacture, failure mode and effects analysis, quality function deployment, (608) 263-5989

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Douglas T. Reindl


Also: Mechanical Engineering

Industrial refrigeration systems and technologies, safety and process safety management, refrigeration system modeling, advanced thermal storage technologies, energy, HVAC systems, (608) 262-6381

Industrial Refrigeration Consortium, HVAC and R Center, Thermal Storage Applications Research Center

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Howard Rosen

Faculty Associate/Program Director

Public works infrastructure, municipal engineering, stormwater hyraulics, docks and marinas, building code, transportation research and history, (608) 262-4341

National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education

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Bulent Sarlioglu

Assistant Professor

Also: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electric machines, drives, power electronics, Electric actuation systems, Automotive, aerospace, naval and renewable energy applications, Complex and interdisciplinary power system architecture, (608) 262-2703

Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium, Wisconsin Energy Institute

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Thomas W. Smith

Faculty Associate/Program Director

Management Systems applied to asset management and sustainability, Organizational strategy for asset management and sustainability, Competency Modelling, Distance Learning, (608) 263-7426

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James Tinjum

Associate Professor

Also: Geological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Subgrade/subbase improvement and design, wind energy civil and geotechnical design, geothermal heating and cooling, unsaturated soil testing and research, rail ballast testing and research, stabilization and remediation of metal-contaminated material, beneficial reuse of industrial byproduct, (608) 262-0785

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Carl Steven Vieth

Associate Faculty Associate

Educational Policy Studies, Public Health Education, Engineering Education, (608) 263-7424


Distance Degree Faculty

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James P. Blanchard

Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor

Also: Engineering Physics

Thermomechanical design for high heat fluxes, fusion technology, radiation damage, nuclear microbatteries, (608) 263-0391

Wisconsin Institute of Nuclear Systems (WINS)

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Neil Duffie

Professor Emeritus

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Robotics, computer control, manufacturing systems, manufacturing logistics, computer-integrated manufacturing, (608) 262-9457

Master of Engineering in Engine Systems

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Kevin L. Hoag

Associate Faculty Associate, (210) 259-3956

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Terry Mann

Senior Lecturer

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Traci Nathans-Kelly

Associate Faculty Associate

Engineering communication; technical communication; engineering presentations; technical presentations; engineering education; online education; professional eduation.,

College of Engineering, Master of Engineering in Energy Systems, Master of Engineering in Engineering Management, Technical Communication Certificate Program


Technical Communications

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Elise M. Gold

Faculty Associate, (608) 265-5909

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Laura R. Grossenbacher

Associate Faculty Associate

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George R. Johnson

Associate Faculty Associate

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Christina Matta

Assistant Faculty Associate, Technical Communication Program, (608) 262-8218

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Thomas D. McGlamery

Associate Faculty Associate, (608) 265-4735

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Cynthia Poe

Assistant Faculty Associate

Technical communication, Civic and political communication, Environmental history, Legal history, (608) 265-8606

Technical Communication Certificate Program

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Bart Skarzynski

Lecturer, (608) 262-0214

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Steven Bernard Zwickel

Faculty Associate, (608) 262-5172


Emeritus Faculty

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Thomas J. Blewett


Industrial and small business pollution prevention, solid waste planning and management, organics management and composting, rural fuel storage systems, environmental compliance regulations, (608) 262-0936

Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center

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Charles E. Dorgan

Professor Emeritus

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Energy management, manufacturing processes, laboratory design, heating and air conditioning, thermal storage energy, cogeneration, indoor air quality, productivity, refrigeration, building design, (608) 262-0692

Energy Technology Center

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Patrick Eagan, PhD


Also: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Eagan's research interests lie in exploring frameworks that can move public and private institutions toward "sustainable development." A primary interest is how both public and private institutions will deal with climate change effects and environmental management issues. His focus includes environmental risk management and linking business and ..., (608) 263-7429

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Raymond C. Matulionis

Professor Emeritus

Architecture, architectural engineering, environmental design, urban development, (608) 263-3372

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Paul S. Peercy

Professor Emeritus

Also: Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Science Program

Phase transitions in solids, ferroelectricity, Raman and Brillouin scattering studies of solids, ion-solid interactions, laser-induced phase transformations, microelectronics and photonics, solid-state devices, (608) 262-3482

Materials Science Center

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Rolf Reitz

Wisconsin Distinguished Professor

Also: Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Combustion, gas dynamics, sprays-motion & formation, hydrocarbon kinetics, engine fluid dynamics, computer modeling, (608) 262-0145

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Paul L. Ross

Faculty Associate

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Donald Schramm

Faculty Associate/Program Director Emeritus

Architectural lighting/daylighting, building energy systems, creativity, distance learning, disaster/refugee emergency management, international engineering, professional practice, team building, (608) 263-7757

Disaster Management Center, Master of Engineering in Engineering Management



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