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The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is thrilled to welcome 19 new faculty members during the 2023-24 academic year.

They come from all over the world, bringing a variety of personal and professional experiences that will enrich our Badger engineering community. In particular, these strategic hires strengthen the college’s research in robotics, energy systems, and next-generation computing, while also adding expertise in fundamental areas such as materials.

Our new faculty members are:

  • Assistant Professor Yunus Alapan (mechanical engineering), who develops bioinspired and soft microrobots and systems for healthcare
  • Professor Randy Bartels (biomedical engineering), who develops new imaging technology
  • Assistant Professor Guillaume Bellegarda (electrical and computer engineering), who’s applying machine learning to dynamic robotic systems
  • Assistant Professor Joshua Brockman (biomedical engineering), whose work bridges mechanobiology and immunotherapy
  • Assistant Professor Grigoris Chrysos (electrical and computer engineering), who’s improving the reliability of machine learning
  • Assistant Professor Quentin Dudley (chemical and biological engineering), who engineers plants to produce useful biomolecules
  • Assistant Professor Tsung-Wei Huang (electrical and computer engineering), who creates software systems to simplify high-performance computing
  • Assistant Professor Akhilesh Jaiswal (electrical and computer engineering), who’s exploring new computing paradigms
  • Assistant Professor Sebastian Kube (materials science and engineering), who studies metallic glasses and other alloys
  • Professor Ranjana Mehta (industrial and systems engineering), who works in neuroergonomics
  • Associate Professor James Pikul (mechanical engineering), who’s working on unique energy storage solutions, energy conversion and robots
  • Associate Professor Yuan Ping (materials science and engineering), who works on the theory behind quantum materials
  • Assistant Professor Jinia Roy (electrical and computer engineering), who studies power conversion
  • Assistant Professor Manish Singh (electrical and computer engineering), whose work on optimization and control algorithms and theory will boost the power grid’s transition to clean energy
  • Assistant Professor Haihan Sun (electrical and computer engineering), who’s developing improved ground-penetrating radar systems
  • Assistant Professor Wei Wang (mechanical engineering), who designs autonomous vehicles and robots in different environments
  • Assistant Professor Adelle Wright (nuclear engineering and engineering physics), who studies plasma theory and simulation to inform fusion devices
  • Assistant Professor Feng Ye (electrical and computer engineering), who specializes in wireless communications networks
  • Assistant Professor Lei Zhou (mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering), who designs mechatronics systems that could boost semiconductor manufacturing and robotics

This post will be updated with links to stories introducing each new faculty member.