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Alphabetic Faculty Profiles

Ahmad Saatchi - Faculty

Faculty Associate

Nasia Safdar - Faculty

Associate Professor

ns2@medicine.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1545

Krishanu Saha - Faculty

Associate Professor

Personalized and Regenerative Medicine, Biomaterials Engineering, Stem Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Signal transduction, Systems biology, Synthetic biology, Evolution & optimization of signaling proteins and networks, Design principles of spatial and temporal control networks in cells, ksaha@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4313

Kewal Saluja - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences

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

Joshua San Miguel - Faculty

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences

Approximate computing, processor microarchitecture, intermittent computing, energy-harvesting IoT devices, branch prediction, value prediction, cache architectures, networks-on-chip.
jsanmiguel@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2635

Jerry L. Sanders - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Automatic Assembly Systems, stochastic processes, flame cutting layout procedures, production systems

Scott Sanders - Faculty


Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

My group develops optical instrumentation and sensors that help solve critical problems in diverse areas including energy, manufacturing, and health.  Ongoing projects include:High-speed laser gas thermometer for use in engines, Optical sensor for measuring liquid fuel properties on board an aircraft, Diamond-window-based sensors for monitoring th...
stsanders@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3540

Bela Sandor - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

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

Suzannah Sandrik - Faculty

Faculty Associate

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

Kris Sankaran - Faculty

Assistant Professor

Navigating latent structure in multi-omics
Modern sequencing, imaging, and spectroscopy technologies give a window into complex biological environments. However, exploring these data without getting lost remains a challenge — statistical methods can help chart out the territory. We are interested in building models and inter...
ksankaran@wisc.edu, (608) 263-7688

John Santarius - Faculty

Research Professor Emeritus

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

Bulent Sarlioglu - Faculty

Professor - On sabbatical leave fall semester 2024

Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, WEMPEC, Mechanical Engineering, Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

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

Majid Sarmadi - Faculty


Finishing, Dyeing, Wettability, flammability of textiles, Plasma modifications of materials, Textile sustainability, chemical properties and structures of textile fibers
majidsar@wisc.edu, (608) 262-7492

Glenn A. Sather - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Stoichiometry, thermodynamics
gasather@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 262-1092

Mohamed Sawan - Faculty

Research Professor Emeritus

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

Frank L. Scarpace - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Image processing, remote sensing
scarpace@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 263-3973

John Scharer - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

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 plasmas

James Jay Schauer - Faculty


Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering

I am interested in developing measurement and chemical characterization tools to quantitatively understand the origin and impacts of air pollution.  These tools are designed 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 ...
jjschauer@wisc.edu, (608) 262-4495

James P. Scherz - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

 developing basic GIS, archeoastronomy and mapping prehistoric sites, surveying, photogrammetry
scherz@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-7901

Alois Schlack Jr. - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

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

Oliver Schmitz - Faculty


Plasma Edge Physics, Plasma Wall Interaction, Three-Dimensional Plasma Edge Transport and Wall Interaction, Helicon Plasma Generation and Sustainment, Active Plasma and Neutral Spectroscopy, Plasma Sources and Diagnostics, Atomic Modeling for Plasma Diagnostics, Laser-Based Plasma Spectroscopy, Next Generation Plasma Wakefield Accelerators
oschmitz@wisc.edu, (608) 265-3633

Donald Schramm - Faculty

Faculty Emeritus

Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, College of Engineering

Building energy design, Creativity, Disaster management, Distance learning, International engineering, Lighting design 


Marcel Schreier - Faculty

Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor

Electrochemical energy storage, Electrocatalysis, Electrified interfaces, Sustainable synthesis of chemicals, Interfacial charge transfer, Electrochemical scale-up, Electrocatalysis provides a fascinating opportunity to interconvert electrical and chemical energy. In this regard, our group aims to extend the scope of electrochemical reactivity beyo...

Michael J. Schulte - Faculty

Associate Professor

Domain-Specific Processor Design, Reconfigurable Computing, Computer Arithmetic, Computer Architecture, Embedded Systems
schulte@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0206

William Sethares - Faculty


Signal processing with applications in acoustics, image processing, communications, and optimization.
sethares@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5669

Eric Severson - Faculty

Associate Professor, Grainger Institute Fellow

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

My research resides at the intersection of electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering, and includes the following thrusts:Design and precision control of electric machines and power electronics, Magnetic levitation (primarily bearingless motors and magnetic bearings), High speed rotors, Flywheel energy storage, Vehicle and hydraulic system electr...
eric.severson@wisc.edu, (608) 890-1301

Dhavan V. Shah - Faculty


dshah@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0388

Vadim Shapiro - Faculty

Bernard A. and Frances M. Weideman Professor Emeritus

Mechanical Engineering, Computer Sciences

Model-Based Engineering, Digital design, manufacturing, and simulation, Geometric, solid, and physical modeling, Cyber-physical systems
vshapiro@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3591

Andrew I. Sheinis - Faculty

Assistant Professor

sheinis@astro.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0492

Leyuan Shi - Faculty


Simulation modeling, large-scale optimization, supply chain optimization, production planning and scheduling
leyuan@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-5969

J. Leon Shohet - Faculty

Emeritus Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Plasma-aided manufacturing, nonlinear science, effects of vacuum ultraviolet radiation on the processing of electronic materials, biotechnology, especially biomaterials and directed differentiation of stem cells, surface barrier discharges for covalent bonding of biomolecules, controlled fusion
shohet@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 669-7089

Patrick Shriwise - Faculty

Adjunct Professor

Nuclear engineering, Computational geometry, Mesh-based geometry, Ray tracing, Particle transport, High-performance scientific computing, Applied mathematics

Eric V. Shusta - Faculty

Howard Curler Distinguished Professor and R. Byron Bird Department Chair

Chemical and Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering

Brain drug delivery, blood-brain barrier modeling, biopharmaceutical design, protein engineering
eshusta@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1092

Daniel Sidney - Faculty

Assistant Visiting Scientist

Hannah Silber - Faculty


Karl A. Sillay - Faculty

Assistant Professor

k.sillay@neurosurg.wisc.edu, 6082630485,6082632206

Matt Sinclair - Faculty

Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences

Computer architecture, heterogeneous systems, computer memory system design, mobile computing, parallel algorithms, processor microarchitecture

Manish Singh - Faculty

Assistant Professor

 Modeling, optimization, and control for power and energy systems, data-based methods

Melissa Skala - Faculty

Carol Skornicka Chair; Professor

Optical imaging, Tissue engineering, Cancer, Metabolism, Immunology and cancer immunotherapy, Machine Learning, High-throughput tool development, Cell-cell interactions, Cellular heterogeneity, Translational research, Re...
mcskala@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4108

B Skarzynski - Faculty

Assistant Faculty Associate

bskarzynski@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5171

Michael J. Smith - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Human factors and ergonomics, occupational safety, job-related stress, work organization design and management, job design
mjsmith@cae.wisc.edu, (608) 263-6329

Amanda Smith - Faculty

Assistant Teaching Professor
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs

amanda.smith@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3423

Lloyd M. Smith - Faculty


Development of novel methods for the analysis and manipulation of nucleic acids, DNA sequence analysis, DNA diagnostics, molecular computing, surface chemistry, fluorescence, mass spectrometry (MALDI and electrospray), robotics/automation and informatics
smith@chem.wisc.edu, (608) 263-2594

James Smith - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Computer ArchitectureComputational Neuroscience

Thomas W. Smith - Faculty

MS, Faculty Emeritus

Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, College of Engineering

Management Systems applied to asset management and sustainability, Organizational strategy for asset management and sustainability, Competency Modelling, Distance Learning

Maureen Smith - Faculty


maureensmith@wisc.edu, (608) 262-4802

Gurindar S. Sohi - Faculty


Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Sciences

Computer architecture, non-numeric processing, VLSI design, parallel processin
sohi@cs.wisc.edu, (608) 262-7985

Hiroki Sone - Faculty

Associate Professor

Geological Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Experimental rock mechanics, geomechanics of petroleum and geothermal reservoirs, fault and earthquake mechanics, long-term deformation of shales and fault rocks, in-situ stress and heterogenity, rock physics
hsone@wisc.edu, (608) 890-0531

William C. Sonzogni - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Chemistry and Technology

Environmental toxicology, water resources management, chemical limnology, analytical chemistry of pollutants, fate and transport of toxic contaminants
sonzogni@facstaff.wisc.edu, (608) 224-6200

Carl Sovinec - Faculty

Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Computational plasma physics--magnetohydrodynamics--numerical methods for partial differential equations
csovinec@wisc.edu, (608) 263-5525

Saverio E. Spagnolie - Faculty


Fluid Mechanics, Soft Matter, Biophysics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods
spagnolie@math.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3852

Edgar Spalding - Faculty


spalding@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5294

Michael Speidel - Faculty

Associate Professor

X-ray fluoroscopy and angiography, device guidance during cardiac interventions, dose reduction, scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX) technology, Research at the UW
speidel@wisc.edu, (608) 263-6795

Mike Sracic - Faculty

Teaching Faculty II

Kumar Sridharan - Faculty

Grainger Professor,
Departments of Engineering Physics and Materials Science & Engineering; Fellow of: American Society for Materials; Institute of Materials (UK); American Nuclear Society

Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

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 processes and materials, Emergi...
kumar.sridharan@wisc.edu, (608) 263-4789

Linsey Steege - Faculty


lsteege@wisc.edu, (608) 263-5191

Harold Steudel - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Development of statistical modeling, analysis and management techniques for the design and improvement of manufacturing systems such areas as the design, evaluation and management of continuous flow/cellular manufacturing systems for just-in-time (JIT) operations., Design and implementation of quality management systems in health care and manufacturing...
steudel@ie.engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-9927

Warren E. Stewart - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Parameter estimation and model discrimination, computational modeling, chemical reactors, fractionation systems, transport phenomena

Donald Stone - Faculty

Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

Metals and alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites, amorphous alloys, biological materials, thin films, microscopic specimens, kinetics, thermodynamics, mechanical properties: creep, plasticity, fracture, scale effects

Nathan Strachen - Faculty

Assistant Teaching Professor

Electrically small antennas, underwater and underground communications, magnetic sensing for biomedical applications, pedagogy

Darilis Suarez-Gonzalez - Faculty

Associate Chair of the Masters Degree Program and Teaching Faculty II

Aaron Suminski - Faculty

Senior Scientist

Neural Control of Upper Limb Movement, Brain-Machine Interface, Functional Neuroimaging, Development of MR Compatible Devices
asuminski@wisc.edu, (608) 263-6963

Haihan Sun - Faculty

Assistant Professor

Antennas, surface-penetrating radar, microwave sensing, non-destructive testing

Krishnan Suresh - Faculty

Mead Witter Foundation Professor

Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

Topology Optimization, Design for Additive Manufacturing, Computational Mechanics, High-Peformance Computing, Advanced Finite Element Analysis, Finite Element Mesh Generation
ksuresh@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3594

Rajan Suri - Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Industrial and Systems Engineering, Interdisciplinary Professional Programs

Lead time reduction and quick response manufacturing, POLCA and other alternatives to Kanban for material control, queuing network models for manufacturing systems analysi
suri@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-4709

Masatoshi Suzuki - Faculty


Applications of stem cell technology for neuromusuclar and musculoskeletal diseases, bioengineered in vitro modeling to understand skeletal muscle biology and diseases, regenerative medicine, cell-based therapy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)masatoshi.suzuki@wisc.edu, (608) 262-4264

Ross E. Swaney - Faculty

Associate Professor

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

Tim Peter Szczykutowicz - Faculty

Assistant Professor

Izabela Szlufarska - Faculty

Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering and Department Chair

Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

Computational materials science, Mechanical behavior at the nanoscale, Defect behavior in semiconductors and insulators under irradiation, Solid/liquid interfaces, Nucleation and kinetics of medium range order in bulk metallic glasses
szlufarska@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1821