Professor James Callen is on sabbatical this year. He is spending his
time in Tennessee, working on his book on plasma theory. Although
still in draft form, selected chapters are being used as the text for
Professor Walter Drugan spent the fall 1999 semester on sabbatical in Europe. He was one of six invited lecturers at the International Center for Mechanical Sciences in Udine, Italy, where he gave a weeklong advanced course on material instabilities in elastic and plastic solids. He also was a visiting faculty member at the University of Trento in Italy, where he presented a series of lectures on research topics in mechanics and collaborated in research. In addition, Walt was an invited participant and lecturer in a special program on developments in solid mechanics and materials science at the Isaac Newton Institute at Cambridge University in England.
Professor Gregory Moses has resigned as associate dean for research in
the College of Engineering and returned 100 percent to the
department. In addition to being able to put more time into his
research on dense plasmas, Greg is getting back into teaching. He is
Professor Wendy Crone has received funding from The Whitaker Foundation for research on biomaterials. Her project involves ion implantation of nickel-titanium shape-memory alloys for biomedical applications.
Our faculty are also getting more involved in public service at the national level. Professor Gerald Kulcinski (right) has been appointed a member of the National Research Council's Board on Energy and Environmental Systems. Professor Michael Corradini (left) has been appointed to chair the National Research Council's Committee on Long Term Research Needs for High Level Waste at Department of Energy Sites. Mike also chairs a "blue-ribbon" panel for DOE on the future of nuclear engineering departments and university research reactors.
Professor Robert Witt (left) was selected by students to receive the 2000 Polygon Outstanding Instructor Award for the department. Peter Laux was chosen for the Outstanding TA Award. Congratulations to both of them!
Professor Noah Hershkowitz has been elected Fellow of the American Vacuum Society.
EPISODE is published twice a year for alumni and friends of the UW-Madison Department of Engineering Physics.
Send address changes and correspondence to:
Department of Engineering Physics
If you encounter technical problems with this page, notify: