University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering




Craig Benson

Craig H. Benson

Benson, Craig H. - Wisconsin Distinguished Professor and Chair

Geo-environmental engineering; landfill design and construction; remediation of hazardous waste sites; field testing and performance evaluation; transport of groundwater pollutants; statistical construction quality control; stochastic modeling of flow and transport; data sufficiency
Office of Sustainability, Geological Engineering 



Adams, Teresa M. - Professor
Chair, Transportation Management and Policy Program
Director, National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education

Infrastructure asset management; geographic information systems in transportation; location referencing systems; spatial/temporal data modeling for transportation; bridge management
Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis, Midwest Regional University Transportation CenterNelson Institute for Environmental StudiesSpatial Information and Analysis Consortium, Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program, Transportation Management and Policy Program, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory, Wisconsin Transportation Center


Ahn, Soyoung- Associate Professor

Anderson, Marc A. - Professor 

Ceramic membranes; microporous ceramic materials; colloidal thin-film ceramics; colloid chemistry; catalysis, gas and liquid ceramic membrane separation processes; adsorption in aqueous systems; photocatalysis; photoelectrochemistry; batteries; ultra-capacitors; fuel cells
Materials Science Program


Bahia, Hussain U. - Vilas Distinguished Professor; Director of MARC

Materials for Constructed Facilities, Modified Asphalt Research Center (MARC)


Block, Paul - Assistant Professor

Methods, models, and tools for managing climate variability and change; hydrologic forecasting and integration into decision models; addressing water quality and quantity extremes; hydro-economics and policy mechanisms; risk, reliability, and uncertainty; sustainability approaches  
Water Resources Engineering and Science, Water Systems & Society


Cramer, Steven M. - Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Structural engineering; wood structures; timber structures; concrete materials
Construction Engineering and Management Program, Materials Science Program, Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory


Eagan, Patrick D. - Professor

Industrial environmental engineering/management; industrial ecology; design for the environment/ecodesign; stormwater; environmental engineering; water quality engineering and regulation; restoration of water resources; environmental management systems 

Engineering Professional DevelopmentNelson Institute for Environmental Studies 


Edil, Tuncer B. - Professor Emeritus

Behavior of soils and wastes; behavior of peats and organic soils; geotechnics of soft ground and wastes; eotechnics of industrial by-products; filtration and interface friction of geosynthetics; friction piles and anchors; soil-structure interface friction; coastal erosion and slope stability
Consortium for Fly Ash Use in Geotechnical Applications, Engineering Mechanics, Geological Engineering Program


Feigl, Kurt L. - Associate Professor

Geology and GeophysicsGeological Engineering Program


Fratta, Dante - Associate Professor

Assessment of the near-surface underground using non-invasive tomographic studies (geotomography); on-shore and off-shore near surface geophysics; non-destructive detection of anomalies in civil engineering infrastructure; study of low strain stiffness in rock masses and soils with P- and S-waves; geomaterial process evaluation using elastic and and electromagnetic waves 
Geology and GeophysicsGeological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine Science


Ginder-Vogel, Matthew - Assistant Professor

Environmental chemistry; biogeochemistry; water chemistry; x-ray absorption spectroscopy
Environmental Chemistry and Technology


Hanna, Awad S. - Professor

Construction engineering and management; construction productivity management at project and organization levels; cumulative impact of change orders; productivity improvement; and factors affecting labor productivity and earned value analysis

Construction Engineering and Management Program, Construction and Materials Support Center


Harrington, Gregory W. - Professor

Environmental engineering; aquatic chemistry in treatment and distribution of drinking water; removal and inactivation of waterborne pathogens and other microbes during drinking water treatment and distribution; mathematical modeling
Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


Hedegaard, Brock - Assistant Professor

Structural Engineering

Holloway, Tracey A. - Associate Professor

Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies


Hurley, James P. - Associate Professor and Director

Aquatic Sciences Center, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, Limnology and Marine Science, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


Karthikeyan, K. G. - Associate Professor

College of Agricultural and Life SciencesNelson Institute for Environmental Studies


Likos, William J. (Bill) - Associate Professor

Unsaturated soil mechanics; expansive clay behavior & applications; laboratory soil characterization (mechanical, hydrologic, thermal); pore-scale imaging and analysis (micromechanics); field monitoring & instrumentation; beneficial reuse
Geological Engineering Program


Loheide II, Steven P. - Associate Professor

Hydroecology/ ecohydrology; hydrogeology; river restoration; remote sensing; hydrologic consequences of climate change; vegetative water use / vegetation patterning; sustainable land-use practices; stream-aquifer interactions; ecosystem function / services; human interaction with aquatic ecosystems
Geological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine ScienceNelson Institute for Environmental Studies 


Long, Sharon C. - Professor

Soil Science


McMahon, Katherine (Trina) - Professor

Microbial ecology; environmental biotechnology; biochemical engineering; environmental engineering; water quality; metabolic engineering; freshwater microbiology
BacteriologyBiotechnology Training Program, Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, Limnology and Marine Science, Microbiology Doctoral Training ProgramNelson Institute for Environmental Studies 


Noguera, Daniel R. - Wisconsin Distinguished Professor

Environmental engineering; bioenergy; biotechnology; microbial ecology; biological nutrient removal; biofilms; mathematical modeling; biodegradation pathways
Biotechnology Training Program, Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center, Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


Noyce, David A. - Professor

Transportation Safety; Vehicle Crash Analysis; Traffic Operation; Geometric Desig; Traffic Simulation; Driving Simulation; Human Factors; Intelligent Transportation Systems; Bicycles and Pedestrians
Industrial and Systems EngineeringInstitute on Aging, Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program, Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory


Oliva, Michael G. - Professor

Compressive membrane action; arching action; sustainable building design/construction; structural engineering; highway bridges; reinforced-precast-prestressed concrete design; timber structures; structural testing; earthquake resistance; development of structural design methods
Construction and Materials Support Center, Structural Engineering Program, Wisconsin Highway Research Program, Wisconsin Structures and Materials Testing Laboratory, Wisconsin Transportation Center


Park, Jae (Jim) K. - Professor

Industrial waste treatment; bioremediation of hazardous waste sites; pollutant transport modeling; water quality; nutrient removal; organic chemical transport in landfills
Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


Parra-Montesinos, Gustavo - C.K. Wang Professor of Structural Engineering

Behavior and design of reinforced concrete, fiber reinforced concrete, and composite steel-concrete structures; earthquake engineering
Structural Engineering Program, Wisconsin Structures and Materials Laboratory 


Pedersen, Joel A. - Professor

Behavior of toxic organic chemicals, biomacromolecules and engineered nanoparticles in natural and engineered systems; bioavailability of organic contaminants 
Environmental Chemistry and Technology ProgramEnvironmental Toxicology Graduate ProgramSoil Science 


Pfatteicher, Sarah K.A. - Research Professor and Senior Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

College of Agricultural and Life SciencesCALS Undergraduate Programs and ServicesHistory of Science DepartmentHoltz Center for Science and Technology StudiesWomen's Studies Program


Pincheira, José A. - Associate Professor

Design and behavior of reinforced concrete members and structural systems; seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of reinforced concrete structures; non-destructive testing of steel and concrete elements 


Potter, Kenneth W. - Professor

Hydrological modeling and design; stormwater modeling, management and design; estimation of hydrologic risk; estimation of hydrological budgets; restoration of aquatic systems
Geological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine Science


Ran, Bin - Professor

Intelligent transportation systems; dynamic transportation network models; traffic simulation and control; dynamic traffic prediction; internet; information systems and technologies; wireless technology; telematics; GIS; location commerce
Midwest Regional University Transportation Center, Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program, Transportation Management and Policy Program, Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory


Remucal, Christina K.. - Assistant Professor

Photochemical processes in natural waters; metal redox cycling; reactive oxygen species production; contaminant transformation processes


Russell, Jeffrey S. - Professor

Construction management; constructor pre-qualification and failure; constructability; maintainability; innovative project delivery systems; risk in construction; construction automation and robotics
Construction Engineering and Management Program


Schauer, James Jay - Professor

Atmospheric chemistry; source apportionment; measurement of atmospheric pollutants; measurement of air pollution source emissions; atmospheric aerosols; atmospheric mercury; trace metals in the environment and redox cycling of metals; air quality in developing and underdeveloped nations
Air Resources Management Program, Chemical and Biological EngineeringEnvironmental Chemistry and Technology Program, Molecular and Environmental Toxicology CenterNelson Institute for Environmental StudiesWisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


Tinjum, James M. - Associate Professor

Subgrade/subbase improvement and design; wind energy civil and geotechnical design; geothermal heating and cooling; unsaturated soil testing and research; rail ballast testing and research; stabilization and remediation of metal-contaminated material; beneficial reuse of industrial byproducts 
Engineering Professional DevelopmentGeological Engineering 


Wu, Chin H. - Professor

Air-sea interactions and surface wave dynamics; coastal-riverine processes and sediment transport; environmental fluid mechanics and limnology; environmental monitoring and aerial photogrammetry; experimental and computational fluid dynamics; groundwater and surface water interactions
Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Geological Engineering Program, Limnology and Marine Science, Water Resources Engineering Program



Professors Of Practice


Beilfuss, Richard D. - Adjunct Professor


Doll, Norman - Adjunct Professor

Construction Engineering and Management Program


Doran, Michael - Adjunct Professor

Water and Wastewater Engineering; Unit Processes, Process Modeling and Plant Engineering; Biological Wastewater and Wastewater Residuals Treatment and Stabilization; Water Quality Management and Policy Development; Wet Weather Wastewater Management; Environmental Economics


Frey, Kurt D. 


Gunkel, Tom 


Hetland, John L

Expertise is in the Construction Management of complex projects; expertise in Design Build delivery of projects; interest and knowledge in Lean techniques for delivering projects, Process development, lessons learned and constraint management.


Huibregtse, Kathy


Hungness, Derek J. 

Derek Hungness has over 23 years of multimodal transportation system planning and traffic engineering experience.  Derek has been involved in numerous traffic impact studies and transportation corridor studies and has a strong background in transit system planning.  He is particularly interested in integrating travel demand modeling with traffic micro simulation modeling.


Jenkins, Tom 

Wastewater Treatment Processes; Process Equipment Design; Aeration and Blowers; Energy Conservation; Process Instrumentation and Control Systems

Keller, Kirk John, AIA, NCARB 

As a practicing architect Kirk brings 30 years of experience to a wide range of project types.  Major areas of design experience includes medical facilities, master land planning and commercial office complex development.  Kirk brings strong business experience to private projects in areas of construction cost and financing, knowledge of governmental review along with the ability to present ideas effectively to decision makers.


Klancnik, Fred

Professor Klancnik has served as a guest lecturer for CEE 514 Coastal Engineering course; a mentor for the Capstone Course CEE 578 team of civil engineering and landscape architecture students studying the Taliesin Pond Restoration project; and made a presentation of the Milwaukee Downtown Lakefront Revitalization project at the ASCE student chapter meeting in March.  Professor Klancnik is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan, a member of ASCE COPRI, and a Diplomate in the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers.  He is also President and Principal Engineer of Capstone Engineering Design, LLC.


Kunes, Thomas 

Industrial environmental and safety risk management and process improvement, compliance assurance, quality and EHS management systems, sustainabilitly


Nelson, John S., PE

Sustainable Development; Lean Facility Design & Operation
Construction Engineering and Management Program, UW Energy Institute, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery


Paschke, Ned

Ned Paschke is a professional engineer, educator, and consultant specializing in water, wastewater, and hydraulic engineering. Before joining the university, Paschke was Director of Engineering for the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District and a hydraulic engineering consultant for international engineering firms. A Fulbright Specialist and a board certified environmental engineer, Paschke is a recipient of the UW-Madison EPD Teaching Excellence Award and the L.F. Harza Award for his workshops and technical publications on hydraulic engineering.



Quagliana, Charles J., AIA, NCARB 

Capstone Partnership Co-Director, Project Based Learning, Architecture & Construction, Engineering and Architecture Collaboration, Liaison with; UW-Madison Department of Landscape Architecture, UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning and UW Systems Administration, Preparation of Design Drawings and Contract Documents, Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings.


Rylander, Gary F.

Transportation Engineering; Traffic Engineering; Traffic Operations, Safety and Management; Intelligent Transportation Systems 

Transportation Engineering and City Planning Program


Tucker, Jo 

Geotechnical; deep foundations; dams and levees; soil modification techniques; wind energy foundations; geotechnical instrumentation and load testing; environmental assessment and remediation on contaminated soil and groundwater; geotechnical construction.


Weiland, Richard 



Emeritus Faculty


Andren, Anders W. - Professor Emeritus

Fresh and marine water chemistry; behavior and fate of chemicals in the environment; sediment remediation technology; industrial waste treatment technology; air-water transfer of chemicals; structure-activity relationships and environmental fate
Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, Limnology and Marine Science, UW Sea Grant Institute, UW Water Resources Institute


Armstrong, David E. - Professor Emeritus

Aquatic chemistry, biogeochemistry, chemical limnology; cycling of nutrient elements in lakes and watersheds; trace metal chemistry, speciation, and bioavailability; behavior and fate of organic chemicals in the environment
Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, Limnology and Marine Science


Berg, William D. - Professor Emeritus

Traffic safety, traffic engineering; transportation systems analysis; highway engineering; cost-effective safety improvements


Berthouex, Paul M. - Professor Emeritus

Water supply; wastewater treatment; industrial waste treatment; environmental statistics/modeling
Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


Boyle, William C. - Professor Emeritus

Environmental engineering; biological waste treatment; industrial wastes; waste disposal and treatment
Small-Scale Waste Management Project, Water Resources Management Program, Wisconsin Consortium for Applied Water Quality Research


Green, Theodore, III - Professor Emeritus

Convection; waves; hydrodynamics; lake circulation

Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences


Joeres, Erhard F. - Professor Emeritus

Environmental systems modeling; water resources management; urban hydrology; air quality management; markets in pollution control; pollution prevention; environmental policy; industrial ecology

Institute for Environmental Studies


Johnson, John E. - Professor Emeritus

Structural engineering specializing in steel structures -- roofing technology


Kiefer, Ralph W. - Professor Emeritus

Photographic interpretation; remote sensing; land use suitability evaluation; image interpretation
Geological Engineering Program


Lillesand, Thomas M. - Professor Emeritus

Remote sensing; natural resource management; high resolution satellite image processing; geographic information systems; large area land use mapping from space; environmental monitoring; national space policy; transportation applications of remote sensing
Environmental Remote Sensing CenterForest Ecology and ManagementInstitute for Environmental Studies


Monkmeyer, Peter L. - Professor Emeritus

Fluid mechanics; water waves; coastal engineering; flood routing; groundwater/seepage


Peyrot, Alain H. - Professor Emeritus

Structural engineering; numerical analysis; transmission line design; wood structures; cable structures


Salmon, Charles G. - Professor Emeritus

Steel and concrete design; design codes


Scarpace, Frank L. - Professor Emeritus

Image processing; remote sensing

Institute for Environmental Studies


Scherz, James P. - Professor Emeritus

Photogrammetry; surveying; archeoastronomy and mapping prehistoric sites; developing basic GIS


Smith, Robert L., Jr. - Professor Emeritus

Transportation planning and policy; traffic engineering; transit planning and operations; city planning; site planning; geographic information systems; intelligent transportation systems


Sonzogni, William C. - Professor Emeritus

Fate and transport of toxic contaminants; analytical chemistry of pollutants; chemical limnology; water resources management; environmental toxicology
Environmental Toxicology Graduate ProgramInstitute for Environmental StudiesLimnology and Marine Science, Water Resources Management Program, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene


Vonderohe, Alan P. - Professor Emeritus

Cadastral systems; spatial data quality; digital photogrammetry; geographic information systems for transportation; spatial/temporal modeling; spatial/temporal reference frameworks