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Wisconsin Energy Institute

Craig Benson

Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Geological Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering

Email: 

benson@engr.wisc.edu

Phone: 

(608)262-7242

Energy Expertise: 

Craig Benson conducts experimental and analytical research in geoenvironmental engineering, with the primary focus on waste containment/management, beneficial use of industrial byproducts, and sustainable construction. His research has included laboratory studies, large-scale field experiments, and computer modeling. His work on waste containment/management includes methods to enhance biogas production from solid waste landfills and technologies for safe long-term disposal of low-level radioactive wastes. His work on sustainable construction includes the safe and wise use of coal combustion products to create sustainable infrastructure.​