Department Chair

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Eric V. Shusta


Howard Curler Distinguished Professor and R. Byron Bird Department Chair

Contact: eshusta@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1092

Also: Biomedical Engineering

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

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Other affiliations: Neurological Surgery


 

Faculty

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Styliani Avraamidou


Assistant Professor

Contact: avraamidou@wisc.edu

Research interests: Mathematical Optimization and Control, Energy Systems Engineering, Circular Economy Systems Engineering,


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William Banholzer


Research Professor, Honorary Fellow Chemistry Department, Sr. Advisor Wisconsin Energy Institute

Contact: wbanholzer@wisc.edu, (608) 265-3413

Also: College of Engineering

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: Chemistry


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Matthew Allen Gebbie


Conway Assistant Professor

Contact: gebbie@wisc.edu

Research interests: Achieving the sustainable interconversion of chemical and electrical energy is a defining challenge of our time. To accomplish this vision, we will develop creative new approaches for tuning molecular interacti...


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Michael David Graham


Steenbock Professor of Engineering and Harvey D. Spangler Professor

Contact: mdgraham@wisc.edu, (608) 265-3780

Also: Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics

Research interests: Fluid dynamics, Locomotion of microorganisms, Blood flow at the cellular level, Dynamics of mechanically and geometrically complex objects suspended in a flowing fluid, Polymer, surfactant and suspension rholog...


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George Huber


Richard L. Antoine Professor

Contact: gwhuber@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0346

Research interests: Biofuels and Biochemicals, Heterogeneous Catalysis, Pyrolysis, Plastic Recycling, Biodegradable Polymers

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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, Complex fluids, Suspension rheology

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David 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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Manos Mavrikakis


Ernest Micek Distinguished Chair, James A. Dumesic Professor,
and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Contact: emavrikakis@wisc.edu, (608) 262-9053

Research interests: Thermodynamics, kinetics and catalysis, surface science, nanoscience, computational chemistry, electronic materials, fuel cells applications, environmental chemical engineering, sensors and chemoresponsive syst...


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Regina M. Murphy


Kreuz-Bascom Professor

Contact: regina.murphy@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: Microbiology Doctoral Training Program


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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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Marcel Schreier


Richard H. Soit Assistant Professor

Contact: mschreier2@wisc.edu

Research interests: Electrocatalysis, Electrified interfaces, Electrochemical energy storage, Interfacial charge transfer, Electrocatalysis provides a fascinating opportunity to interconvert electrical and chemical energy. In this...

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Other affiliations: Chemistry


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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


Conway Assistant Professor

Contact: vanlehn@wisc.edu, (608) 263-9487

Research interests: Molecular simulation, Nanomaterials, Soft materials, Nano-bio interactions, Cell membranes, Solvent effects


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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 M Zavala


Baldovin-DaPra Professor

Contact: victor.zavala@wisc.edu

Research interests: Statistics, Control, Optimization, Data Science, Energy and Environmental Systems 

Other affiliations: Industrial and Systems Engineering


 

Affiliates

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AJ Boydston


Associate Professor of Chemistry

Contact: aboydston@wisc.edu

Research interests: Additive manufacturing (3D printing), photoredox-catalyzed polymerizations, polymerizations in continuous flow, mechanochemistry

Other affiliations: Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering


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Padma Gopalan


Professor

Contact: pgopalan@wisc.edu, (608) 265-4258

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Polymer Synthesis and Characterization, Electro-optic and Photonic Materials, Self-assembly of Block Copolymers, Photonic Devices, Liquid Crystalline Polymers

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Other affiliations: Chemistry


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Ive Hermans


John and Dorothy Vozza & Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Professor

Contact: hermans@chem.wisc.edu

Research interests: Sustainable chemistry and catalysis engineering

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Other affiliations: Chemistry


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Vatsan Raman


Assistant Professor

Contact: sraman4@wisc.edu, (608) 890-1036

Research interests: Systems and synthetic biology, protein design, biosensors, synthetic bacteriophages, high-throughput functional assays, sequence-function landscapes


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Philip Romero


Assistant Professor

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

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

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

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

Other affiliations: Mathematics


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Ophelia Venturelli


Assistant Professor

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

Research interests: Synthetic & systems biology, Computational modeling, Microbial communities, Microbiome engineering for bioprocessing, human health and agriculture applications, High-throughput experiments

Other affiliations: Biochemistry


 

Emeritus Faculty

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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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James A. Dumesic


Professor Emeritus

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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Sangtae Kim


Professor Emeritus


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Thomas F. Kuech


Professor Emeritus

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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James B. Rawlings


Professor Emeritus

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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W. Harmon Ray


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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