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New faculty boast diverse skills

This fall, the College of Engineering welcomes four new faculty members. Together, they bring a host of industry experience and research expertise in leading-edge fields, including operations, computational mechanics, civil engineering, and nanotechnology.


Oguzhan  Alagoz

Oguzhan Alagoz (19K JPG)

Oguzhan Alagoz
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Oguzhan Alagoz joins the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering an assistant professor. After earning his PhD in industrial engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004, he spent a year as a visiting assistant professor of operations at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University. His research interests include stochastic optimization, medical decision making, Markov decision processes, stochastic programming, simulation, scheduling, and health-care applications.


Dan  Negrut

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Dan Negrut
Mechanical Engineering
After a year as a visiting scientist with the mathematics and computer science division at Argonne National Laboratory, Dan Negrut will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor in January. His research interests include methods for time domain analysis of dynamic systems, CAD/CAE, multi-scale simulation in materials science and life science, and high-performance computing. Negrut received his PhD in 1998 in computational mechanics, focusing on simulating mechanical systems, from the University of Iowa and worked six years in the MSC.Software product development group.


Ned Winter Paschke

Ned Winter Paschke (14K JPG)

Ned Paschke
Engineering Professional Development
Ned W. Paschke joins the Department of Engineering Professional Development as an associate faculty associate. Pashke, who previously was director of engineering for the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, earned bachelor's and master's degrees in civil and environmental engineering from UW-Madison in 1978 and 1982, respectively. He also was a water resources and wastewater consultant with Mead & Hunt, Inc., Madison, and Harza Engineering Company, Chicago. His research areas include water and wastewater systems, pumping facilities, hydraulic analysis and design, asset management for public infrastructure, contract documents and construction costs.


Kevin T. Turner

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Kevin Turner
Mechanical Engineering
After completing postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Kevin Turner joins the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an assistant professor. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering in 2004 from MIT. Kevin Turner's research interests include micro- and nano-manufacturing, MEMS design and fabrication, analytical and experimental adhesion mechanics, and the mechanics of single biological cells.