Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients
Three College of Engineering faculty or faculty affiliates are among eight UW-Madison faculty members to receive Kellett Mid-Career Awards.
The Kellett award, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, recognizes outstanding mid-career faculty members who are five to 20 years past the first promotion to a tenured position. Each winner, chosen by a Graduate School committee, receives a $60,000 flexible research award.
The award is named for William R. Kellett, a former president of the WARF board of trustees and retired president of Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Mark Eriksson, professor of physics and materials science and engineering, conducts experimental research on quantum devices in silicon and silicon-germanium, with potential applications in quantum information processing. He serves on the executive committee of the Wisconsin Center for Applied Microelectronics, and trains graduate students in the field of quantum devices while teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in physics.
James Jay Schauer, professor of civil and environmental engineering, studies the use of advanced chemical analysis tools to understand the sources and impacts of air pollutants with a focus on urban air pollution, human health and climate change. He serves as director of the Water Science and Engineering Laboratory and program director for the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.
Dhavan Shah, Louis A. & Mary E. Maier-Bascom professor of journalism and mass communication, with appointments in the departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Political Science, focuses on the effects of information and communication technologies on social judgments, civic engagement and health management. His recent work extends insights on message processing and networked communication to the use of information technologies for chronic disease care.