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

Timothy Donohue

UW Foundation Fetzer-Bascom Professor of Bacteriology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Claudio Gratton

Professor of Entomology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Randy Jackson

Campbell-Bascom Professor of Grassland Ecology

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Tom Jahns

Grainger Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

College of Engineering

Chris Kucharik

Professor and Department Chair of Agronomy

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

Robert Landick

Professor of Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Christos Maravelias

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor & Paul A. Elfers Professor of Chemical & Biological 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

Associate Professor and Chair, Biological Systems Engineering

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Trey Sato

Senior Scientist, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center

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

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

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

James Dumesic

Ernest Micek Distinguished Chair and Michel Boudart Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

Michael Ferris

Jacques-Louis Lions Chair and Stephen C. Kleene Professor of Computer Sciences

College of Letters & 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

Shawn Kaeppler

Professor of Agronomy

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Heidi Kaeppler

Associate Professor of Agronomy

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Mikhail Kats

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dugald. C. Jackson Faculty Scholar

College of Engineering

Tricia Kiley

Professor and Department Chair of Biomolecular Chemistry

School of Medicine & Public Health

Bernard Lesieutre

Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering & Associate Chair of Undergraduate Studies

College of Engineering

Greg Nellis

William A. and Irene Ouweneel-Bascom Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

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

Jennifer Reed

Karen and William Monfre Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

Philip Romero

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

David Rothamer

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

College of Engineering

Shannon Stahl

Steenbock Professor of Chemical Sciences

College of Letters & 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

Elizabeth Wright

Professor of Biochemistry, Morgridge Institute for Research Affiliate

College of Letters & Sciences