University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Recent graduates


One of the oldest chemical engineering departments in the United States, our program has granted about 825 doctoral degrees and 890 master's degrees since it was founded in 1905. Alumni are active and influential in academic institutions and the chemical industry throughout the world. The strong demand for our graduates by both industrial and academic employers reflects both the merits of our students and the superior reputation of our program. Historically, over one-fifth of our PhD graduates obtain faculty positions, and UW is represented on the faculties of top chemical engineering departments nationwide and overseas. Recent graduates are listed here.


Listings include:


  • Name
  • Previous degree(s) and school
  • Thesis or project title (advisor)
  • Position after graduation


2014-2015 PhD degrees:



Arunkumar, Abhiram
B.S. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
Performance Characteristics of Charged Tangential Flow Ultrafiltration Membranes
Recovery Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb, Hopkinton, MA



Carrasquillo, Ronald
University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez
Biomass Conversion Strategies and the Renewable Production of Hydrogen using Heterogeneous Metal Catalysts
Research Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb, New Brunswick, NJ



Cotton, Cameron
B.S. Colorado School of Mines
New Methods and Models for Constraint-Based Modeling of the Microbial Metabolism
Industrial Engineer, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indianapolis, IN



Das, Amritava
B.S. University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology
B-catenin Phosphorylation Dynamics in Differentiating Human Pluripotent Stem Cells
Researcher (post-doc) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN



Hsiao, Cheston
B.S. University of Minnesota
Engineering Density Dependent Signaling Pathways to Regulate Human Pluripotent Stem Cell Fate
Research Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions, LLC, Madison, WI



Jain, Rishabh
B.S. Indian Institute of Technology – Kharagpur
Characterization and Design of Biotic/Abiotic Interfaces
Research Scientist, BEMIS Corporation, Neenah, WI



Lee, Jechan
B.S. Soongsil University
Design of Supported Metal Catalysts for Aqueous-Phase Conversion of Biomass-derived Oxygenates
Research Associate (post-doc), University of Delaware, Newark, DE



Malott, Thomas
B.S. Ohio State University
Optimizing the Unfolded Response Pathway for Heterologous Protein Secretion in S. cerevisiae
Researcher, (post-doc) Dalian University of Technology, China



Mushenheim, Peter
B.S. University of Notre Dame
Design of Active and Anistropic Soft Matter and Liquid Crystal-in-Liquid Crystal Emulsions Based on
Biocompatible Lyotropic Liquid Crystals
Research Scientist, Solvay Specialty Polymers, Alpharetta, GA



Schulte, Kevin
B.S. Northwestern University
Defect Analysis in III-V Semiconductor Thin Films Grown by Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy
Researcher (post-doc), National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO



Schwartz, Thomas
B.S. University of Maine
Coupling Chemical and Biological Catalysis to Make Bio-renewable Chemicals
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Maine, Orono, ME



Stutz, Charles
B.S. Michigan Tech Institute
Identification of Novel scFVS that Target the Blood-brain Barrier
Research Investigator I, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Waltham, MA



Upadhye, Aniruddha
B.S. University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Processes for Conversion of Sustainable Resources into Renewable Fuels and Chemicals
Senior Research Engineer, 3M, St. Paul, MN



Yu, Yan
B.S. Zhejiang University
Polymer Multi-layers that Promote the Rapid Release and Contact Transfer of DNA
Senior Scientist, L’Oreal, Clark, NJ