Investigators and Affiliates

Our research investigators and affiliates are connecting, collaborating, and coordinating efforts to generate the knowledge and clean technologies that will accelerate a transition to sustainable, resilient, and affordable energy systems. In collaboration with our students and staff, our researchers work closely with companies, farmers, educators, and students to ensure that our technologies strengthen Wisconsin’s economy, create jobs, and improve the health and wellbeing of its citizens.

Investigators

WEI Investigators are UW–Madison faculty and scientists who have some or all of their laboratories or research programs physically located in the WEI building.

Rob Anex

Professor of Biological Systems Engineering

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Grace Bulltail

Assistant Professor

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Timothy Donohue

WEI Director, Ira L. Baldwin Professor of Bacteriology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Ive Hermans

John and Dorothy Vozza Professor of Chemistry

College of Engineering, College of Letters & Sciences

Hoon Kim

Distinguished Scientist

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Chris Kucharik

Professor and Department Chair of Agronomy

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

Robert Landick

Professor of Biochemistry and Bacteriology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Dan Ludois

Jean van Bladel Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Dan Noguera

Wisconsin Distinguished Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

John Ralph

Professor of Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Troy Runge

Patrick Walsh and Noreen Warren Endowed Professor and Chair, Biological Systems Engineering

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Bulent Sarlioglu

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Trey Sato

Senior Scientist, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Eric Severson

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Rebecca Smith

Assistant Scientist, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Shannon Stahl

Steenbock Professor of Chemical Sciences

College of Letters & Sciences

Scott Williams

WEI Research and Education Coordinator

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Affiliates

WEI Affiliates are UW–Madison faculty and scientists and non-UW–Madison faculty whose research occurs outside the WEI building, but who access WEI core facilities, are active collaborators on WEI-administered grants, or conduct research relevant to the WEI mission.

Richard Amasino

Professor of Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Mark H. Anderson

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Jean-Michel Ané

Professor of Bacteriology & Agronomy

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Michael Casler

Research Geneticist, U.S. Department of Agriculture

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Joshua Coon

Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry & Chemistry

College of Letters & Sciences

Cameron Currie

Ira L. Baldwin Professor of Bacteriology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Brian Fox

Marvin J. Johnson Professor in Fermentation Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Audrey Gasch

Professor of Genetics

School of Medicine & Public Health

Holly Gibbs

Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Claudio Gratton

Professor of Entomology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Randy Jackson

Campbell-Bascom Professor of Grassland Ecology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Tricia Kiley

Professor and Department Chair of Biomolecular Chemistry

School of Medicine & Public Health

Tyler Lark

Scientist

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Jason Peters

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Brian Pfleger

Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

Vatsan Raman

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Philip Romero

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

David Rothamer

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Victor Ujor

Assistant Professor of Food Science

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Reid Van Lehn

Conway Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

Ophelia Venturelli

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Bacteriology, and Chemical and Biological Engineering

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Bu Wang

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

College of Engineering

Elizabeth Wright

Professor of Biochemistry, Morgridge Institute for Research Affiliate

College of Letters & Sciences