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

Eric Booth

Associate Scientist

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Grace Bulltail

Assistant Professor

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Timothy Donohue

WEI & GLBRC 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

Chris Todd Hittinger

Professor of Genetics for the J.F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Chris Kucharik

Professor of Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

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

Robert Landick

Dr. Laurens Anderson Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Faculty Affiliate for 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, Faculty Affiliate for Biological Systems Engineering

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

Wisconsin Energy Institute

Shannon Stahl

Professor of Chemistry, Steenbock Professor of Chemical Sciences

College of Letters & Sciences

Scott Williams

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.

Jean-Michel Ané

Kellet Professor of Bacteriology & Plant and Agroecosystem Sciences

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Joshua Coon

Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry & Chemistry

College of Letters & Sciences

Morgan Edwards

Assistant Professor of Public Affairs

La Follette School of Public Affairs

Brian Fox

Chair, Department of Biochemistry, Marvin J. Johnson Professor in Fermentation Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Audrey Gasch

Professor of Genetics

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Holly Gibbs

Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Tricia Kiley

Professor and Department Chair of Biomolecular Chemistry

School of Medicine & Public Health

Hoon Kim

Research Chemist at USDA Forest Products Laboratory

Jason Peters

Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Pharmacy

Brian Pfleger

Karen and William Monfre Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

Vatsan Raman

Professor of Biochemistry, Bacteriology, and Chemical and Biological Engineering

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Philip Romero

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Thatcher Root

Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering

College of Engineering

Michael G. Thomas

Professor of Bacteriology, Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Victor Ujor

Assistant Professor of Food Science

College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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

Henry Lardy Professor of Biochemistry and Morgridge Institute for Research

College of Letters & Sciences