Wisconsin Energy Institute

Dan Klingenberg

Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering




(608) 262-8932

Energy Expertise: 

Dan Klingenberg's research group focuses on understanding the behavior of suspensions of various kinds. Suspensions of small particles that can be controlled by external fields (electro- and magnetorheological fluids) find applications in areas ranging from active damping and energy-efficient torque transfer devices in automobiles to robotic actuators. Our research in the rheology of biomass---suspensions of natural fibers---is directed toward finding efficient and economical ways of producing fuels and other chemical from biomass feedstocks.