Department Chair

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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 L. 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 ...

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery


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James A. Dumesic


Ernest Micek Distinguished Chair in 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, especi...

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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 J. 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 F. 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 M. 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 and Paul A. Elfers 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 st...

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Other affiliations: Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center


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Regina M. Murphy


Smith-Bascom Professor

Contact: regina@engr.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


Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Professor

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

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

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Other affiliations: Biotechnology Training Program, Chemistry-Biology Interface Training Program, Genome Sciences Training Program, Microbiology Doctoral Training Program


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James B. Rawlings


Steenbock 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 L. 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

Also: Environmental Chemistry and Technology

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

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Eric V. Shusta


Howard Curler Distinguished Professor

Contact: eshusta@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5103

Also: Biomedical Engineering

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

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Ross E. 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 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 Zavala


Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor

Contact: victor.zavala@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2111

Also: Industrial and Systems Engineering

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 R. 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


John and Dorothy Vozza Professor

Contact: hermans@chem.wisc.edu

Research interests: Sustainable chemistry and catalysis engineering

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Other affiliations: Chemistry


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Philip A. Romero


Assistant Professor

Contact: promero2@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5943

Research interests: Protein engineering, computational biology, high-throughput technology

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Other affiliations: Biochemistry


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James Jay Schauer


Professor

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

Also: Environmental Chemistry and Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical and Biological 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 p...

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


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Saverio E. Spagnolie


Assistant Professor

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

Research interests: Fluid Mechanics, Soft Matter, Biophysics, Applied Mathematics, Numerical Methods

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Other affiliations: Mathematics


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Ophelia S. Venturelli


Assistant Professor

Contact: venturelli@wisc.edu, (608) 263-7017

Research interests: Synthetic & systems biology, Computational modeling, Microbiome and human health

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Other affiliations: Biochemistry


 

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

Contact: , (202) 265-8165

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Other affiliations: Rheology Research Center


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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 N. 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. Harmon 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 dista...

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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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Staff

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Rafael Chavez


Senior Lecturer

Contact: rafael.chavez@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1979

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Eric Codner


Undergraduate Laboratory Manager

Contact: edcodner@wisc.edu, (608) 263-3130

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Susann Eva S. Ely


Senior Communications Specialist

Contact: sely@wisc.edu, (608) 262-7775

Also: College of Engineering

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Janet Fredrick


Senior Administrative Program Specialist

Contact: janet.fredrick@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1093

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Andrew Greenberg


Distinguished Faculty Associate


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Kathleen Heinzen


Senior Student Services Coordinator

Contact: kathy.heinzen@wisc.edu, (608) 263-3138

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Christi Balas Levenson


Academic Department Supervisor

Contact: christi.balas.levenson@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1094

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Judith Lewison


University Servcies Program Associate B

Contact: judith.lewison@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0288

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Russ Poyner


Sr. Information Process Consultant

Contact: russell.poyner@wisc.edu, (608) 262-7727

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Lynn Robinson


Inventory Control Assistant

Contact: lrobinson4@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1141

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Steven S. Schumacher


Instrument Maker Adv.

Contact: ssschuma@wisc.edu, (608) 262-7396

Also: College of Engineering

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Christian J. Tormos


Assistant Faculty Associate

Contact: tormos@wisc.edu, (608) 265-8171

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Denise Westphal


Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Contact: denise.westphal@wisc.edu, (608) 263-7670

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