Energy Experts

From biofuels to batteries, UW–Madison has a wealth of expertise in energy. This resource connects you to UW–Madison faculty conducting research in all areas of energy. If you are a UW–Madison faculty member working in energy and would like to be added to this list, please email communications@energy.wisc.edu

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Name/Email Title/Department Research Tags Research Description
Teresa Adams
teresa.adams@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Modeling
  • Infrastructure asset management
  • Geographic information systems in transportation
  • Location referencing systems
  • Spatial/temporal data modeling for transportation
  • Bridge management
Joy Altwies
altwies@wisc.edu

Faculty Associate/Program Director
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Building Efficiency
  • Industry
  • Green and High-Performance Buildings
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Building Commissioning, Commissioning Process
  • HVAC & R Systems
  • Technology Innovation and Adoption
Daniel Amador-Noguez
amadornoguez@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • Metabolomics and metabolic regulation in biofuel producing bacteria
  • Bacterial biofilms
  • Human gut microbiome
Richard Amasino
amasino@biochem.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Education & Outreach
  • Plant genetics
  • Plant flowering
  • Vernalization 
  • Arabidopsis thaliana
  • Brachypodium distachyon
Dan Anderson
danderson@bus.wisc.edu

Professor Emeritus
School of Business

  • Economics
  • Industry
  • Sustainability risks facing businesses and organizations
  • Sustainability risk management strategies
Mark H. Anderson
manderson@engr.wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Nuclear
  • Storage
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Salts, liquid metals, supercritical water (SCW), supercritical CO2 (SCO2) 
  • Supercritical fluids
  • Brayton cycle for nuclear, solar and fossil advanced power generation
  • Fluoride-cooled nuclear reactors
  • Salt chemistry, purification, and materials compatibility. 
Jean-Michel Ane
jeanmichel.ane@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Plant - microbe symbioses
  • Signaling pathways
  • Plant symbiotic genes
  • Techniques to characterize the metabolome, proteome and phosphoproteome
  • Development of tools for metabolite and peptide imaging in plant cells 
Rob Anex
anex@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Environmental Studies
  • Modeling
  • Biological systems analysis and assessment
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Techno-economic analysis
Michael Arnold
msarnold@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Atomically thin sheets of graphene
  • Two-dimensional materials
  • Semiconducting molecules and polymers
  • Heterostructures that integrate these components with conventional, macroscopic materials

 

Jean Bahr
jmbahr@geology.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Environmental Studies
  • Water
  • Modeling
  • Mass transport in groundwater
  • Groundwater systems operation
  • Groundwater/surface water interactions
  • Naturally occurring and anthropogenic contaminants in shallow and deeper aquifers
  • Groundwater as a resource for both humans and ecosystems
William Banholzer
wbanholzer@wisc.edu

Research Professor, Honorary Fellow
College of Engineering

  • Conversion
  • Industry
  • Commercialization of technology
  • Materials and process development with emphasis on the intersection with business opportunities
Carol Barford
carol.barford@wisc.edu

Associate Scientist, Director
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Environmental Studies
  • Biomass production for heat and electric power
  • Statistical modeling of biomass production
  • Spatial analysis of farm income structure
  • Analysis of the roles of agricultural subsidies and utilities contracts in farm risk
Brad Barham
bradford.barham@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Economics
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Microeconomics of economic development, technology adoption, agrarian structure, agricultural biotechnology, natural resource industries, and conservation
  • Economics of specialization and diversification
  • Economic viability of alternative agriculture
William Beckman
beckman@engr.wisc.edu

Ouweneel-Bascom Professor Emeritus
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Building Efficiency
  • Solar
  • Solar energy applications
  • Radiation heat transfer
  • Systems analysis
  • Computer simulation-solar processes
  • Energy load calculation
Sebastian Bednarek
sybednar@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Plant cell biology
  • Intracellular protein trafficking
  • Membrane biogenesis
  • Plant cell cytokinesis
Arganthael Berson
berson2@wisc.edu

Faculty Associate
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Multiphase flow and flow at interfaces
  • Evaporation driven self-assembly
  • Advanced flow diagnostic techniques (PIV, hot-wire anemometry, high-speed microscopy)
  • Energy systems (fuel cells, thermoacoustics, waste-heat recovery)
  • Advanced manufacturing processes (inkjet printing of functional materials)
Vicki Bier
vicki.bier@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Modeling
  • Security in the supply chains for food and agricultural products
  • Critical infrastructure protection
  • Security
  • Technology hazards
  • Risk analysis
  • Decision analysis
  • Operations research
James Blanchard
blanchard@engr.wisc.edu

Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Nuclear
  • Storage
  • Thermomechanical design for high heat fluxes
  • Fusion technology
  • Radiation damage
  • Nuclear microbatteries
Paul Block
pblock@engr.wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Energy & Society
  • Water
  • Modeling
  • Methods, models, and tools for managing climate variability and change
  • Hydrologic forecasting and integration into decision models
  • Addressing water quality and quantity extremes
  • Hydro-economics and policy mechanisms
  • Risk, reliability, and uncertainty
  • Sustainable approaches
John Booske
jhbooske@wisc.edu

Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Plasmas, metamaterials, metasurfaces and media that have a strong interaction with electromagnetic radiation
  • Electromagnetic field effects
  • Microwave vacuum electronics
  • Innovative teaching and learning methods and instructional space design
Dominique Brossard
dbrossard@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Policy & Regulation
  • Science Communication
  • Public opinion, new media, and the perception of risks and benefits surrounding controversial science and technology
  • The role of values in shaping public attitudes
  • Cross-cultural analysis
Alan Carroll
carroll@geology.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Sedimentary provenance, weathering histories, and age relationships
  • Processes of basin subsidence and fill as they relate to continental tectonics, regional paleoclimatic evolution, and petroleum exploration
Peter Carstensen
peter.carstensen@wisc.edu

Professor Emeritus
University of Wisconsin Law School

  • Economics
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Relation of competition policy and law to regulated industries
  • Relationship between antitrust law and regulation
  • Buyer power issues
  • The operation and regulation of markets for agricultural commodities
Michael Casler
mdcasler@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Genetics and breeding of perennial forage, biofuel, and turf grasses
  • Genetics of plant traits related to nutritional value, cell-wall structure, cell-wall degradation, and bioenergy conversion; pest resistances; stress tolerances
  • Quantitative and molecular genetics
  • Evolution and domestication of perennial grasses
Joshua Coon
jcoon@chem.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • Plant Deconstruction
  • Modeling
  • Chemical instrumentation including ETD, dissociation, ion/ion reactions. PRM, and theory
  • Informatics including molecular identification, quantitation, and data visualization
  • Proteomic and metabolomic technologies
Michael Corradini
corradini@engr.wisc.edu

Professor Emeritus
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Nuclear
  • Multi-phase fluid mechanics and heat transfer
  • Fission and fusion reactors
  • Nuclear reactor safety
  • Severe accident phenomena
  • Power plant operation and design
  • Energy policy
  • Nuclear fuel cycle
Adrien Couet
couet@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Nuclear
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Irradiation Damage
  • Corrosion of Metals and Alloys
  • Oxidation Model
  • Electrochemistry
  • Synchrotron Radiation
  • Defect Transport in Oxides
Ian Coxhead
ian.coxhead@wisc.edu

Professor and Department Chair
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Electricity Systems
  • Economics
  • Economics of development
  • Effects of globalization and global market shocks on production, employment, wages and household income, and welfare
  • Impacts and incidence of domestic policies on growth, trade and environment
  • Economies of East and Southeast Asia
Cameron Currie
currie@bact.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Plant Deconstruction
  • Symbiotic associations between animals and microbes
  • Symbiosis in fungus-growing ants
  • Microbe and microbial community deconstruction of plant biomass in nature
  • Identification, characterization, and systems biology analysis of cellulolytic microbes and microbial communities
Natalia DeLeon
ndeleongatti@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Plant breeding and quantitative genetics
  • Population enhancement for biomass increase and cell wall composition
  • Interface of plant breeding and quantitative and molecular genetics
  • Phenotypic, genotypic and expression data
  • Genetic analysis of developmental traits in maize
Steven Deller
scdeller@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Economics
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Modeling
  • Modeling community and small regional economies
  • Economic growth and development patterns
  • Community economic development
  • Public finance
Ankur Desai
desai@aos.wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Letters & Sciences, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Studies
  • Water
  • The influence of spatiotemporal scale, ecology, and micrometeorology on ecosystem-atmosphere interactions
  • Micrometeorological, ecological, and biogeochemical interactions at regional to global scales
  • Carbon and water cycling
  • Climate variability and carbon cycles
  • Terrestrial-aquatic linkages of carbon, water, and energy
Timothy Donohue
tdonohue@bact.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • The pathways and networks that microbes use to grow, generate biomass or produce alternative fuels from sunlight or other renewable sources of energy
  • Microbial networks and metabolic and regulatory pathways
  • Genome sequencing, microarrays, proteomics and molecular techniques
Sheldon (Xiaodong) Du
xdu23@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Economics
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Economics of energy
  • Commodity markets
  • Economics of agriculture
  • Applied econometrics
James Dumesic
jdumesic@wisc.edu

Steenbock and Michel Boudart Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Conversion
  • Plant Deconstruction
  • Spinoffs
  • Kinetics and catalysis
  • Surface and solid-state chemistry
  • In situ catalyst studies
Tom Eggert
tleggert@wisc.edu

Senior Lecturer
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Policy & Regulation
  • Industry
  • Role of Microfinance in the developing world
  • Greening of business, including brand and reputation building
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Environmental leadership programs, including state and federal programs
  • Socially responsible investing
Paul Evans
pgevans@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • 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-monolayer scale organic electronics
Marianne Fairbanks
mfairbanks@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
School of Human Ecology

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • Textile technology
  • Intersection between textiles and alternative energy
  • Geometry and woven structures
  • Sustainability and entrepreneurship
  • Natural and synthetic dyes
Kurt Feigl
feigl@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Electricity Systems
  • Geothermal
  • Tectonic applications of geodesy
  • Measuring and modeling crustal deformation from earthquake faults, volcano activity, glacier loads, and fluid extraction.
  • Geodetic measurement techniques
  • Numerical modeling approaches
Michael Ferris
ferris@cs.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Modeling
  • Development of modeling tools and software
  • Problem analysis routines, data manipulations, and solution visualization procedures
  • Theory and applications of optimization
Mark Finster
mark.finster@wisc.edu

Professor Emeritus
School of Business

  • Industry
  • Sustainable strategy, design, and improvement of complex systems in a wide variety of industries and sectors, including for profit, government, education, not-for-profit, large and small organizations
Cary Forest
cbforest@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Electricity Systems
  • Nuclear
  • Liquid metal dynamos and MHD turbulence
  • MHD instabilities in line-tied plasmas and their stabilization by moving metal walls
  • Heat, current transport, and non-inductive currents in tokamaks and RFPs
  • Flow-dominated plasmas
Dave Foster
defoster@wisc.edu

Phil and Jean Myers Professor Emeritus
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Engine Research
  • Modeling
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Internal combustion engines
  • Combustion kinetics
  • Emission formation
  • Optical diagnostics in engines
Brian Fox
bgfox@biochem.wisc.edu

Marvin J. Johnson Professor in Fermentation
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Conversion
  • Biochemical, catalytic, and spectroscopic studies of redox active enzymes
  • Protein engineering
  • The structure and reactivity of carbohydrate active enzymes
Dante Fratta
fratta@wisc.edu

Associate Professor of Geological Engineering
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Geothermal
  • Fundamental physical behavior of soils and rocks
  • Assessment of the near-surface underground using non-invasive tomographic studies (geotomography)
  • On-shore and off-shore near surface geophysics
  • Non-destructive detection of anomalies in civil engineering infrastructure
  • Study of low strain stiffness in rock masses and soils with P- and S-waves
  • Geomaterial process evaluation using elastic and electromagnetic waves
Edward Friedman
efriedm1@wisc.edu

Professor Emeritus
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Policy & Regulation
  • China's energy and environmental policies
  • Democratization, globalization, and the political economy
Greeshma Gadikota
gadikota@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Energy & Society
  • Natural and engineered materials for acid gas storage and CH4 recovery
  • Advanced carbonate and clay chemistry and morphology
  • Recovery of high-value materials from low-value substrates, and
  • Functionalization of materials for sustainable energy and resource recovery coupled with integration with the built environment
Audrey Gasch
agasch@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Elucidating the role, regulation, and evolution of eukaryotic stress responses
  • Computational systems and synthetic biology
  • Evolutionary and population genetics
  • Gene expression, genomics, and proteomics
Jaal Ghandhi
jaal.ghandhi@wisc.edu

Grainger Professor of Sustainable Energy
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Engine Research
  • Combustion and fluid mechanics or internal combustion engines 
  • Laser-based diagnostics
Holly Gibbs
hkgibbs@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Environmental Studies
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Agricultural expansion in U.S., Brazil, and globally
  • Tropical deforestation
  • Conservation, agriculture, and energy policy
  • Impact evaluation
  • Environmental sustainability
Linda Graham
lkgraham@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Algal/plant-microbe symbioses
  • Metagenomics & genomics
  • Wastewater remediation
Corbett Grainger
corbett.grainger@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Energy & Society
  • Economics
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Distributional effects of environmental policies
  • Property rights in common pool resources
Claudio Gratton
cgratton@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Energy & Society
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Water
  • Modeling
  • Landscape ecology of arthropods
  • Sustainable management of bioenergy landscapes
  • Examining the ecological links between lakes and land
Robert Hamers
rjhamers@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • Storage
  • Spinoffs
  • Next-generation electrolytes for lithium ion batteries
  • Electrochemical and photochemical surface phenomena
  • Electrode reactions
  • Photocatalytic chemical transformations
  • Photochemistry at surfaces
Chris Hegna
cchegna@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Nuclear
  • Theoretical plasma physics
  • Fusion science
  • Magnetic confinement of plasmas
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
Ive Hermans
hermans@chem.wisc.edu

John and Dorothy Vozza Professor of Chemistry
College of Engineering, College of Letters & Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • Synthesis of heterogeneous catalysts
  • Immobilization of homogeneous catalysts
  • Catalytic and kinetic studies
  • Unravelling of reaction mechanisms
  • (In situ) spectroscopy (Infrared, Raman, UV-Vis)
  • Reactions in supercritical fluids and expanded liquid phases
  • Use of renewable resources
  • Quantum-chemical and theoretical kinetic calculations
  • Reaction engineering
  • High-pressure reaction technology
Andrea Hicks
hicks5@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Modeling
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental systems analysis and optimization
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Rebound effect
  • Environmental implications of technology
Chris Todd Hittinger
cthittinger@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Conversion
  • Electricity Systems
  • Energy & Society
  • Education & Outreach
  • Industry
  • Spinoffs
  • Modeling
  • Yeast genetics, biodiversity, and synthetic biology
  • Evolutionary genomics
  • Carbon metabolism
  • Brewing
  • Isobutanol
  • Fermentation
Tracey Holloway
taholloway@wisc.edu

Professor
Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Environmental Studies
  • Modeling
  • Air quality research
  • Regional air quality
George Huber
gwhuber@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • Renewable energy
  • Biofuels and biochemicals
  • Heterogeneous catalysis
  • Pyrolysis
  • Zeolites
  • Conceptual process design
Randy Jackson
rdjackson@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Plant Deconstruction
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Structure and function of managed, semi-natural, and natural grassland ecosystems
  • Landscape-level nutrient exchange
  • Ecosystem-level carbon and nutrient cycling
  • Plant community responses to disturbances
Tom Jahns
jahns@engr.wisc.edu

Grainger Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Microgrids
  • Storage
  • Industry
  • Power electronics
  • Electric machines and actuators
  • Adjustable-speed drives
  • Brushless motor drives and generators
  • Automotive and aerospace electric systems
Thomas Jeffries
twjeffri@wisc.edu

Professor Emeritus
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • Spinoffs
  • Bioconversion of renewable resources
  • Metabolic engineering of pentose fermenting yeasts
Hongrui Jiang
hongrui@engr.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • MicroElectroMechanical System
  • Microsensors and microactuators
  • BioMEMS and micro-optics
  • Microfluidics
  • Lab on chips
  • Biomimetics and bioinspiration
Song Jin
jin@chem.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Conversion
  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • Storage
  • Solar energy conversion 
  • Energy storage
  • Nanoscale and solid state materials
  • Renewable Energy applications
Sarah Johnston
sarah.johnston@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Energy & Society
  • Economics
  • Policy & Regulation
Heidi Kaeppler
hfkaeppl@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Genetic engineering and gene-editing of crops for study and enhancement of bioenergy-related traits
Shawn Kaeppler
smkaeppl@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Seed development and composition using genetic and genomic analysis
  • Lignocellulosic biofuel
  • Abiotic stress tolerance
  • Epigenetics
Mikhail Kats
mkats@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • Thin film optics
  • Optical metasurfaces
  • Plasmonics
  • Thermal emitters
Jason Kawasaki
jkawasaki@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Heteroepitaxy of Heusler and intermetallic thin films
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Topological insulators
  • Engineering electronic and magnetic properties via strain and quantum confinement
  • Molecular beam epitaxy
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Photoemission spectroscopy
Tricia Kiley
pjkiley@wisc.edu

Professor and Chair
School of Medicine & Public Health

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Conversion
  • Biomolecular folding and interactions
  • Gene expression
  • Metals in biology
Younghyun Kim
younghyun.kim@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Storage
  • Secure and reliable CPS
  • Powering the loT
  • Lower-power embedded systems
  • Energy harvesting and storage
Dan Klingenberg
dan.klingenberg@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Colloid science
  • Suspension rheology
  • Electromagnetic phenomena in materials
Sage Kokjohn
kokjohn@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Engine Research
  • Modeling
  • High efficiency energy conversion
  • Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
  • Turbulent combustion modelling
Ananth Krishnamurthy
ananth.krishnamurthy@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Modeling
  • Production inventory systems
  • Assembly operations
  • Product variety and customization
  • Warehouse systems
  • Quick response manufacturing
Chris Kucharik
kucharik@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Modeling
  • Sustainable Biofuels
  • Agroecosystem modeling
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Terrestrial carbon sequestration
  • Urban heat islands
Thomas Kuech
tfkuech@wisc.edu

Professor and Chair
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Solar
  • Solid-state materials synthesis and characterization
  • Electronic and semiconductor materials
  • Solar energy and photovoltaics
  • Oxide materials
  • Nanostructure formation
Gerald Kulcinski
glkulcin@wisc.edu

Associate Dean for Research; Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering; Director, Fusion Technology Institute
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Nuclear
  • Magnetic/inertial fusion reactor systems studies
  • Radiation damage and nuclear materials
  • Near term applications of fusion energy
  • Lunar mining of helium-3
     
James LaGro
jalagro@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Letters & Sciences

  • Environmental Studies
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Water
  • Sustainable development
  • Water resources
  • Urban design downtown revitalization
  • Land use and landscape ecology
  • Green infrastructure
Robert Landick
landick@bact.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • Regulatory mechanisms that control gene expression through changes in RNA chain elongation 
  • Genetic analysis of RNA polymerase
Rebecca Larson
rebecca.larson@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Conversion
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Biological waste
  • Manure management
  • Handling and treatment of agricultural and food processing waste
  • Land application of various waste streams
  • Waste-to-energy technologies
Robert Lasseter
rhlasseter@wisc.edu

Professor Emeritus
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Microgrids
  • Distributed resources
  • Restructuring of electrical power system
  • Application of power electronics to utility systems
  • Simulation methods
  • Power electronic circuits and control
  • HVDC, SVC, FACTS and custom power applications
Bernard Lesieutre
lesieutre@engr.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Electricity Distribution
  • Policy & Regulation
Richard Lindroth
richard.lindroth@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Genetic and environmental factors influencing poplar production
  • Plant chemistry
  • Sustainable forestry
Steven Loheide
loheide@wisc.edu

Associate Professor
College of Engineering

  • Environmental Studies
  • Water
  • Modeling
  • Hydroecology/ ecohydrology
  • Hydrogeology
  • River restoration
  • Remote sensing
  • Hydrologic consequences of climate change
  • Vegetative water use / vegetation patterning
  • Sustainable land-use practices
  • Stream-aquifer interactions
  • Ecosystem function / services
  • Human interaction with aquatic ecosystems
Robert Lorenz
rdlorenz@wisc.edu

Consolidated Papers Professor of Controls Engineering
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Control of electromagnetic actuators and power electronics
  • Integration of sensing and control in power conversion
  • Physics-based multivariable control design methodologies
  • Design for sensing and control using multi-physics integration
Dan Ludois
ludois@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Storage
  • Wind
  • Spinoffs
  • Power electronics
  • Electric machines
  • Non-contact power transfer
  • Sustainable engineering technologies and practices
Zhenqiang Ma
mazq@engr.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Nuclear
  • Solar
  • High-speed RF devices and circuits, optoelectronic devices and nanophotonics
  • Semiconductor materials processing and heterogeneous integration
  • Flexible electronics, flexible optoelectronics and flexible photonics
  • Energy conversion semiconductor devices
  • Bioelectronics and biomimetics
  • Semiconductor device physics
  • Power electronics
Christos Maravelias
christos.maravelias@wisc.edu

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and Paul A. Elfers Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Biofuels & Bioproducts
  • Economics
  • Modeling
  • 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 strategies
John Markley
markley@biochem.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Conversion
  • Plant Genetics & Breeding
  • Materials
  • Modeling
  • Metabolomics
  • Macromolecular structure
  • Redox active proteins
Manos Mavrikakis
emavrikakis@wisc.edu

Paul A. Elfers Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Storage
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetics and catalysis
  • Surface science
  • Computational chemistry
  • Electronic materials
  • Fuel cells applications
  • Environmental chemical engineering
Luke Mawst
ljmawst@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Semiconductor lasers
  • Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) growth of semiconductors
  • III/V compound semiconductor materials and devices
Katherine McMahon
trina.mcmahon@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Conversion
  • Water
  • Water quality
  • Freshwater sciences
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Microbiology
  • Nutrient removal
  • Water quality modeling
  • Limnology
Franklin Miller
fkmiller@wisc.edu

Assistant Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Solar
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Cryogenics
  • Thermodynamics of Superfluid 3He-4He mixtures
  • Sub-Kelvin cooling for space science
  • Energy systems
Dane Morgan
ddmorgan@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Materials
  • Modeling
  • Computational materials science for materials design
  • Ab initio electronic structure methods and multiscale techniques for large time / length scales and thermokinetics
  • Ab initio based modeling of electrochemical systems and processes
  • Application areas: Nuclear materials, Battery and fuel cell electrodes, Earth mantle materials, electronic materials
Gregory Moses
gregory.moses@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Nuclear
  • Modeling
  • Nuclear reactor physics
  • Computational engr.
  • Radiation hydrodynamics
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Fusion reactor design
Greg Nellis
gfnellis@engr.wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Solar
  • Supercritical Fluids
  • Solar heating and cooling
  • Photovoltaics
  • Desiccant and absorption cooling
  • Air quality
John Nelson
jsnelson4@wisc.edu

Adjunct Professor
College of Engineering

  • Electricity Systems
  • Building Efficiency
  • Energy/fuels: Production, conversion, & consumption
  • Lean facility delivery: Fundamentals and practices
  • Sustainable system analysis & deployment: Economic and physical
  • Organizational value clarity: Leadership & marketplace optimization
Gregory Nemet
nemet@wisc.edu

Professor
La Follette School of Public Affairs, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

  • Energy & Society
  • Policy & Regulation
  • Analysis of the global energy system 
  • Access to energy services 
  • Energy systems analysis
  • Policy analysis
  • International environmental policy
  • Technological change 
Dan Noguera
dnoguera@wisc.edu

Professor
College of Engineering

  • Transportation & Fuels
  • Conversion
  • Environmental engineering
  • Bioenergy
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Biological nutrient removal
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biodegradation pathways