University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Welcome to Engineering Physics!

Douglass Henderson

Douglass Henderson
Professor and Chair
Engineering Physics
College of Engineering

We focus on fostering leadership and creating engineering solutions in the fields of engineering mechanics and astronautics, engineering physics, and nuclear engineering.

Thank you for your interest in our department. Please feel free to visit us on the web, by phone (608/263-1646) or in person!


About Us


Engineering Mechanics.
Option: Astronautics

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Nuclear Engineering.
Options: Power, Radiation

Bachelor of Science

Nuclear Engineering and
Engineering Physics

Master of Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Engineering Physics

Bachelor of Science


Enrollment, fall 2014:

225 undergraduate students

122 in Engineering Mechanics

91 in Nuclear Engineering

12 in Engineering Physics


136 graduate students

31 in Engineering Mechanics

105 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics


Financial aid, 2014-2015:

44 undergraduate scholarships


Degrees conferred, 2013-2014

47 bachelors, including 25 in Engineering Mechanics, 20 in Nuclear Engineering, and 2 in Engineering Physics

28 masters, including 9 in Engineering Mechanics and 19 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

12 PhDs, including 3 in Engineering Mechanics and 9 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics


Research expenditures by source of funds, 2014-2015

Teaching funds appropriated by the State of Wisconsin: $4,457,954

Other funds provided by the university:  $491,384

Research funds from the federal government: $11,246,919

Research funds from industry:  $ 57,442

Graduate School Research Committee funds (WARF): $482,442

Federal government and industrial fellowships not included above:  $400,914

Federal government/utility support of nuclear engineering education:  $308,094

EP internal revenue-producing activities:  $482,504

Total:  $17,927,653

Research innovation

24 patents, 1976-2011


Campus research facts

UW-Madison and College of Engineering research facts