Department Chair

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Izabela Szlufarska


Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering and Department Chair

Contact: szlufarska@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1821

Also: Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

Research interests: 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 ...


 

 

Faculty

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Michael S. Arnold


Professor and Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies

Contact: michael.arnold@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3863


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Chang-beom Eom


Raymond R. Holton Chair for Engineering and Theodore H. Geballe Professor

Contact: eom@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-6305

Research interests: Nanostructure fabrications of novel materials, Hetroepitaxy of complex oxide thin films and heterostructures

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Other affiliations: Physics


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Paul Evans


Professor

Contact: pgevans@wisc.edu, (608) 265-6773

Research interests: X-ray diffraction, microscopy, and optics, x-ray probes for ultrafast dynamics, micro-and-nanoscale properties of magnetic materials, magnetism, domains and switching in ferroelectric materials, single-monolaye...

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Dawei Feng


Y. Austin Chang Assistant Professor


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Padma Gopalan


Professor

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

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Biological 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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Franklin Hobbs


Assistant Teaching Professor

Contact: fhobbs@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3971

Research interests: Teaching and Learning, Course Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Earth and Natural Materials, Crystallography, Crystal Chemistry

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Jiamian Hu


Assistant Professor, Grainger Institute for Engineering Fellow

Contact: jhu238@wisc.edu, (608) 262-6009

Other affiliations: Grainger Institute for Engineering


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Jason Kawasaki


Associate Professor

Contact: jkawasaki@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3233

Also: Physics

Research interests:

Heteroepitaxy of novel materials, Heusler compounds, magnetism, topological states, shape memory alloys, surfaces and interfaces, MBE, STM, ARPES

Other affiliations: Wisconsin Energy Institute


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Sindo Kou


Professor

Contact: kou@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0576

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: My research work has been on understanding and controlling cracking, segregation, microstructure and transport phenomena during welding, casting and crystal growth. Examples of my current interests in welding i...

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Sebastian Kube


Assistant Professor

Contact: sebastian.kube@wisc.edu

Also: Mechanical Engineering

Research interests: Autonomous materials discovery, Refractory alloys for extreme environments, Glass forming ability and structure of metallic liquids, Rapid solidification processing, Lab automation for high-throughput experimen...


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Fang Liu


Assistant Professor

Contact: fang.liu3@wisc.edu, (608) 265-6141

Research interests: Materials and devices for energy storage and conversion, batteries, solid electrolytes, high-throughput experimentation, advanced material characterizations, CO2 capture and utilization, sustainabili...


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Dane Morgan


Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering

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

Also: College of Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

Research interests: Computational materials science for materials design, Ab initio electronic structure and multiscale methods for large time / length scales and thermokinetics, Ab initio based modeling of electrochemical systems...

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Hyunseok Oh


Assistant Professor

Contact: hyunseok.oh@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5211

Research interests: Alloy design, Complex-concentrated alloy, Steel, Aluminum, Thermomechanical processing, In-situ scanning electron microscopy, Synchrotron, Cryogenic, High temperature, Irradiation, Hydrogen environment, High ra...

Other affiliations: College of Engineering


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John Perepezko


Professor

Contact: perepezk@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1678

Research interests: Phase transformations, Interface reactions / coating design, Metastable and amorphous phases, Kinetics, Nucleation, Metal powders and high temperature intermetallic alloys, Rapid solidification, Microgravity pr...

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Yuan Ping


Associate Professor

Contact: yping3@wisc.edu

Also: Physics

Research interests: Ping Group’s research focuses on developing theoretical and computational methods such as many-body perturbation theory and first-principles open quantum dynamics based on density-matrix formalism, to und...

Other affiliations: Chemistry


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Daniel Rhodes


Assistant Professor

Contact: darhodes@wisc.edu

Also: Physics

Research interests: Single Crystal Synthesis, Superconductivity, 2-D Materials, Topological Materials (Dirac, Weyl, HOTI), Defect Kinetics

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Ian Robertson


Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering


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Kumar Sridharan


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

Contact: kumar.sridharan@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 implantati...

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Other affiliations: Manufacturing Systems Engineering Program


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Donald Stone


Professor and Associate Chair of Graduate Studies

Contact: dsstone@wisc.edu

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

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Other affiliations: Engineering Mechanics


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Dan J Thoma


Professor

Contact: dthoma@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3751

Also: Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

Research interests: Autonomous materials Research, Metal additive manufacturing, Alloy design and development, Advanced materials for energy applications, Phase transformations for functional materials, Thermal analysis and dilato...


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Paul Voyles


Harvey D. Spangler Professor

Contact: paul.voyles@wisc.edu, (608) 265-6740

Research interests: Electron microscopy, including aberration-corrected Z-contrast STEM, microanalysis by EDS and EELS, and coherent electron nanodiffraction, growth, structure, and defects in functional materials, including spint...

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Xudong Wang


Professor and Associate Chair of Named MS Studies

Contact: xudong@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 890-2667

Also: Biomedical Engineering

Research interests: Oxide nanomaterials growth and characterization, Piezoelectric nanostructures and nanodevices for mechanical energy harvesting, Semiconductor nanomaterials and devices for solar energy harvesting and energy sto...

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Jun Xiao


Assistant Professor

Contact: jun.xiao@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2462

Also: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests:  

    Photo-induced nonequilibrium phenomena, ferroelectric, magnetic, correlated and topological transitions in quantum materials, THz optoelectronic materials and devices fo...

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    Other affiliations: Physics


 

Adjunct

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Joseph Jakes


Adjunct Professor


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Samuel L Zelinka


Adjunct Faculty

Contact: slzelinka@wisc.edu, (608) 231-9277

Research interests: Wood, wood-moisture relations, natural materials, corrosion,  thermodynamics, kinetics


 

Affiliates

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Uwe Bergmann


Professor

Contact: UBERGMANN@WISC.EDU, (650) 387-4135


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Dan Botez


Philip Dunham Reed Professor, On sabbatical leave fall semester 2024

Contact: botez@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 213-5483

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: High-power, spatially coherent semiconductor lasers, Photonic Crystal semiconductor lasers for high coherent-power generation, Quantum Cascade lasers

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AJ Boydston


Associate Professor of Chemistry

Contact: aboydston@wisc.edu

Also: Chemical and Biological Engineering

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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Victor Brar


Assistant Professor of Physics

Contact: vbrar@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1139

Research interests: Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, 2D materials, magnetic materials, optics, metasurfaces, thermal emission 


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Curt A. Bronkhorst


Professor

Contact: cbronkhorst@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2586

Also: Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Theoretical/computational mechanics of materials, computational plasticity, multi-scale material modeling, damage mechanics, single crystal plasticity, dynamic material behavior, structural phase transformation...

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Weibo Cai


Associate Professor

Contact: wcai@uwhealth.org, (608) 262-1749

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Molecular Imaging, Nanotechnology/Nanomedicine, Biomaterials, Positron Emission Tomography, Cancer Research, Cardiovascular Research, Radiochemistry

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Radiology


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Rose Cersonsky


Assistant Professor

Contact: rose.cersonsky@wisc.edu

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests:

Molecular modeling and simulation
Applied mathematics and machine learning
Self-assembly and interactions of complex building blocks
Colloids, soft matter, and nanomaterials

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Lianyi Chen


Charles Ringrose Associate Professor

Contact: lianyi.chen@wisc.edu, (608) 890-0664

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Additive manufacturing, metals design based on nanoelements, in-situ characterization, autonomous metals design and manufacturing, advanced materials and manufacturing technologies for fusion energy

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Jennifer Choy


Dugald C. Jackson Assistant Professor

Contact: jennifer.choy@wisc.edu, (608) 263-6974

Also: Physics, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Quantum engineering; atomic and optical physics; nanophotonics; development and characterization of solid-state defects; quantum sensing using atoms and defects in solids; inertial navigation and timekeeping


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Adrien Couet


Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies, Associate 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 Crone


Karen Thompson Medhi Professor

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

Also: Mechanical Engineering, 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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Melih Eriten


Associate Professor

Contact: eriten@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 890-4899

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Multiscale materials modeling (friction, energy dissipation, and failure in multiscale structures and systems; continuum and atomistic modeling of interfaces; dislocations; plasticity; delamination), Multiscale...

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Pupa Gilbert


Professor

Contact: pupa@physics.wisc.edu

Other affiliations: Physics


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Shaoqin Sarah Gong


Vilas Distinguished Professor, Advancing Vision Science Chair Professor,
and RRF Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professor

Contact: shaoqingong@wisc.edu, (608) 316-4311

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Biomaterials (e.g., multifunctional drug nanocarriers, theranostic nanomedicines, and  tissue engineering scaffolds), and functional devices., Prof. Gong's lab currently has openings for graduate stud...

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Other affiliations: Chemistry, School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW Eye Research Institute, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, Wisconsin Stem Cell Research Program


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Sundaram Gunasekaran


Professor

Contact: guna@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1019

Also: Biological Systems Engineering

Research interests: Nanotechnology and biosensing for food, biological, biomedical, and environmental applications.


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Chirag Gupta


Assistant Professor

Contact: cgupta9@wisc.edu

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests:

Semiconductor devices (WBG and UWBG), Group III-nitrides (GaN) and Oxides (GaOx), RF and Power Electronics: HEMTs and MOSFETs, Optoelectronics (LEDs, LASERs), Lattice E...


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Quanyin Hu


Assistant Professor

Contact: qhu66@wisc.edu, (608) 262-3814

Research interests: Drug delivery, Cell engineering, Cell therapy, Immunotherapy, Nanotechnology/Nanomedicine, Biomaterials, Material Sciences


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Robert Jacobberger


Assistant Professor

Contact: jacobberger@wisc.edu, (608) 265-4496

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Electronic, photonic, and quantum materials

    2D, 1D, and 0D nanomaterials, Organic/molecular semiconductors, Mixed-dimensional heterostructures, , High-performance devices

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Hongrui Jiang


Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering,
On sabbatical leave fall semester 2024

Contact: hongruijiang@wisc.edu, (608) 265-9418

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: MicroElectroMechanical System, Microsensors and microactuators, BioMEMS and micro-optics, Microfluidics, Lab on chips, Biomimetics and bioinspiration

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Song Jin


Professor of Chemistry

Contact: jin@chem.wisc.edu, (608) 262-1562

Research interests: Physical and chemical propertes of molecular-based materials, molecular electronics, nanoscale assembly techniques for molecular systems, chemical and structural characterization of surfaces, interfaces between...

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Mikhail Kats


Jack St. Clair Kilby Professor and Antoine-Bascom Professor

Contact: mkats@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3984

Also: Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Optics and photonics; plasmonics; optoelectronics; light harvesting; device physics; nanoscale science. For detailed information please see my Extended Homepage (ht...

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Irena Knezevic


Patricia and Michael Splinter Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Contact: irena.knezevic@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3383

Also: Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Quantum and semiclassical electronic transport in semiconductor nanostructures, Heat transport at the nanoscale. Nanostructured thermoelectrics, Decoherence and relaxation in nanostructures; transient and high-...

Other affiliations: Physics


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Ying Li


Associate Professor

Contact: yli2562@wisc.edu, (608) 265-0577

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Mechanics of Materials, Polymer Physics, Soft Matter, Computational Mechanics, Computational Materials Science, Multiscale Modeling, Molecular Dynamics, Biomedical Systems, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artifi...


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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

    Courses: Click to see my courses

    Other affiliations: Chemistry


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Zhenqiang Ma


Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering & Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Contact: mazq@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 261-1095

Also: College of Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Current Research Pursuits:Lattice mis-matched semiconductor heterostructures: materials, physics and related various device applications, Flexible/stretchable/wearable electronics/optoelectronics, Bioelectronic...

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Other affiliations: Wisconsin Energy Institute


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Luke Mawst


Grainger STAR Professor in Engineering

Contact: ljmawst@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1705

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Semiconductor lasers, metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth of semiconductors, III/V compound semiconductor materials and devices

Courses: Click to see my courses


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Robert McDermott


Assistant Professor

Contact: rfmcdermott@wisc.edu, (608) 263-4476

Research interests: Condensed Matter: Quantum coherence and entanglement of superconducting integrated circuits, quantum-limited amplifiers, application of SQUIDs to magnetic resonance detection.

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Physics


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William L. Murphy


Harvey D. Spangler Professor & H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellow

Contact: wlmurphy@wisc.edu, (608) 265-9978

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Creation of new biomaterials using bioinspired approaches, Using biomaterials to define the stem cell microenvironment, Development of biomaterials for tissue regeneration (tissue engineering), New approaches f...

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Dan Negrut


Bernard A. and Frances M. Weideman Professor

Contact: negrut@wisc.edu, (608) 772-0914

Also: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Computer Sciences

Research interests:

Computer modeling and simulation of robots and autonomous vehicles, high performance computing, fluid-solid interaction

Courses: Click to see my courses


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Tim Osswald


Kuo K. and Cindy F. Wang Professor

Contact: tosswald@wisc.edu, (608) 263-9538

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Plastics Design, Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Film Blowing, Compression Molding, Composites, Modeling and Simulation in Polymer Processing and Composites, Biopolymers, Intellectual Property, Ethi...

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Other affiliations: Rheology Research Center


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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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Shubhra S Pasayat


Assistant Professor

Contact: shubhra@ece.wisc.edu, (608) 262-3781

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: MOCVD growth of Group III-nitrides and Oxides, Optoelectronics: Micro-LEDs, LASERs, RF and Power Electronics: HEMTs and MOSFETs, Bio-Photonics, Lattice Engineering , Quantum Materials, Porous and flexible ...

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Frank Pfefferkorn


Professor
and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Contact: frank.pfefferkorn@wisc.edu, (608) 263-2668

Also: Materials Science and Engineering, Interdisciplinary Professional Programs, Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Research interests: Laser remelting-based polishing and structuring of metal alloys, Friction stir welding and processing, Friction surfacing / additive friction stir, Temperature measurement and control in manufacturing, Instrume...

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James Pikul


Leon and Elizabeth Janssen Associate Professor

Contact: jpikul@wisc.edu, (608) 265-0613

Also: Materials Science and Engineering


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Pavana Prabhakar


Charles G. Salmon Associate Professor

Contact: pavana.prabhakar@wisc.edu

Also: Mechanical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Damage and failure mechanics of architected composite materials; Advanced manufacturing of composite materials - additive manufacturing and composite fabrication; Design of durable and damage tolerant comp...

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Mark Rzchowski


Associate Professor

Contact: mark@cheddar.physics.wisc.edu, (608) 265-2876

Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Physics


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Darryl G. Thelen


John Bollinger Chair of Mechanical Engineering
& Bernard A. and Frances M. Weideman Professor

Contact: dgthelen@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1902

Also: College of Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Dynamics and control of human movement, Wearable sensors in biomechanics, Neuromuscular adaptation with age, injury and disease, Imaging of soft tissue mechanics, Application of biomechanics in orthopedics, reh...

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Other affiliations: Orthopedics and Rehabilitation


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Ramathasan Thevamaran


Assistant Professor

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

Also: Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Mechanical behavior of structured materials | Dynamic properties | Hierarchical materials | Nanomaterials | Metamaterials | Wave propagation | Experimental techniques

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Lih-Sheng Turng


Consolidated Papers Foundation Professor sponsored by the Mead Witter Foundation

Contact: turng@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 262-0586

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Injection molding and innovative plastics manufacturing processes, bio-based polymers and tissue engineering scaffolds, microcellular injection molding (MuCell process), nanocomposites and electro-active polyme...

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Bu Wang


Assistant Professor

Contact: bu.wang@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8698

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Bu leads the Sustainable Materials Innovation Lab in the CEE department (SMIL-CEE). The lab's mission is to develop innovative and interdisciplinary technological solutions to address the urgent need for s...


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Ying Wang


Dugald C. Jackson Assistant Professor

Contact: y.wang@wisc.edu

Also: College of Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: 2D/quantum material physics and their device applications including advanced optoelectronics and  information storage. And the exploration on quantum behaviors  in such material systems can potentiall...

Other affiliations: Physics


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Justin Williams


Vilas Distinguished Achievemet and Harvey D. Spangler Professor

Contact: jwilliams@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 265-3952

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Neural Engineering, BioMEMS, Microfluidics, Bio-fluidic interactions, Neural Rehabilitation, Neural Prostheses, Courses: Click to see my courses

Other affiliations: Neurological Surgery


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Huifang Xu


Assistant Professor

Contact: hfxu@geology.wisc.edu, (608) 265-5887

Research interests: Nano-structured nanoporous materials for environmental management, heterogeneous photocatalytic materials, biomimetic growth of crystals, andapplications of transmission electron microscopy and scanning transmi...

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Other affiliations: Geological Engineering


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Filiz Yesilkoy


Assistant Professor

Contact: filiz.yesilkoy@wisc.edu, (608) 262-5112

Also: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Biosensors, Nanophotonics, Nanobiotechnology, Bioimaging and microscopy techniques, Spectroscopy, Biomedical devices and instrumentation, Micro-Nano Fabrication, Microfluidics and Lab-on-a-chip devices

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Other affiliations: Chemistry


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Yongfeng Zhang


Assistant Professor

Contact: yzhang2446@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3779

Also: Materials Science and Engineering

Research interests: Multiscale modeling and simulation:Nuclear fuels and materials , Defect thermodynamics and kinetics , Irradiation effect , Mechanical degradation , Cossion and stress corrosion cracking ...


 

Emeritus Faculty

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Susan Babcock


Professor Emerita

Contact: babcock@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 263-5696

Research interests: Crystal defect microstructures, microstructure in films and engineered substrates of/for compound semiconductors, applications of electron microscopy and atom probe tomography in materials research ,  

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Bezalel C. Haimson


Professor Emeritus

Contact: bhaimson@wisc.edu, (608) 262-2563

Also: Geological Engineering

Research interests: Rock mechanics, failure modes in rocks, true triaxial strength criteria, borehole instability and breakouts, strain localization in high porosity sandstones and compaction bands, rock stress and in situ stress ...

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Eric E. Hellstrom


Professor Emeritus

Contact: hellstrom@engr.wisc.edu, (850) 645-7489

Also: Materials Science Program

Research interests: Synthesis, characterization and application of electrical ceramics, solid electrolytes, high-temperature oxide superconductors

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Max G. Lagally


Erwin W. Mueller Professor and Bascom Professor of Surface Science

Contact: lagally@engr.wisc.edu, (608) 332-4581

Research interests: Nanoscale properties of surfaces, interfaces, thin films, and dimensionally confined structures, Atom-scale mechanisms of film growth: Group IV semiconductors, nano-strain engineering, silicon nanomembranes, re...

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Other affiliations: Physics


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Roderic Lakes


Wisconsin Distinguished Professor

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

Also: Biomedical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, 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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David Larbalestier


Professor Emeritus

Contact: larbales@engr.wisc.edu

Also: Materials Science Program

Research interests: Metallurgical manufacturing processes, solidification in casting/welding operations, ductile cast irons, struture morphology, aluminum casting alloys, refinement/modification, primary phase morphology, thermal ...

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Other affiliations: Physics


 

Administrative Staff

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Julie Breitbach


Accountant II

Contact: julie.breitbach@wisc.edu, (608) 265-5960

Also: College of Engineering


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Brandon Denney


Research Administrator

Contact: mbdenney@wisc.edu, (608) 262-4750

Also: College of Engineering


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Cheryl Harris


Administrative Manager

Contact: cjharris5@wisc.edu, (608) 262-1608

Also: College of Engineering


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Chris Kailhofer


Senior Instrumentation Technologist

Contact: chris.kailhofer@wisc.edu, (608) 262-8175


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Noelle Lawton


Research Administrator

Contact: noelle.lawton@wisc.edu, (608) 890-3624


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Gabrielle Ledesma


Administrative Assistant III

Contact: gledesma@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2505


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Hope Nicholson


Communications Specialist

Contact: emnicholson@wisc.edu, (608) 263-1564


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Cynthia Rothwell


Department Administrator

Contact: crothwell@wisc.edu, (608) 265-4970


Director of Development

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) Staff

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AnneLynn Gillian-Daniel


Faculty Associate


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Shelly Grandell


Assistant Director of Education and Outreach


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Kerri Phillips


MRSEC Assistant Administrative Director

Contact: kphillips22@wisc.edu, 608.263.4616


Student Services Staff



Technical Staff

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Ryan Jacobs


Scientist II

Contact: rjacobs3@wisc.edu

Research interests: My work combines atomistic modeling, data science and machine learning to understand the structure and properties of materials at the atomic scale to understand, discover and design novel functional ...


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Rb Jacobson


Researcher I


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Alexander V. Kvit


Assistant Scientist

Contact: kvit@wisc.edu, (608) 265-4458



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Donald E. Savage


Associate Scientist

Contact: dsavage@wisc.edu, (608) 263-0831


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Shelley Scott


Associate Scientist


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Jianqi Xi


Scientist I

Contact: JXI4@WISC.EDU, (865) 387-1663