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

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Quick Facts

377 undergraduate students

  • 222 in Engineering Mechanics
  • 126 in Nuclear Engineering  
  •   29 in Engineering Physics

 

130 graduate students

  •   28 in Engineering Mechanics
  • 102 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics

50 undergraduate scholarships

59 bachelors (25 in Engineering Mechanics, 3 in Engineering Physics, and 31 in Nuclear Engineering)

28 masters (7 in Engineering Mechanics and 21 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics)

10 PhDs (1 in Engineering Mechanics and 9 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics)

Teaching funds appropriated by the State of Wisconsin: $3,924,864

Other funds provided by the university:  $1,107,881

Research funds from the federal government: $11,554,009

Research funds from industry:  $92,515

Graduate School Research Committee funds (WARF): $598,359

Federal government and industrial fellowships not included above:  $483,407

Federal government/utility support of nuclear engineering education:  $496,524

EP internal revenue-producing activities:  $412,113

Total:  $18,669,672

32 patents, 1976-2014

19 Professors

3 Associate Professors

3 Assistant Professors

1 Adjunct Professor

14 Affiliate Professors

2 Research Professors

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16 Teaching Assistant Appointments

75 Research  Assistant Appointments

The Department of Engineering Physics at the UW-Madison ranks among top engineering physics departments in national surveys, consistently producing talented graduates whose skills are respected throughout the nation and the world.

The engineering mechanics program is highly ranked nationally. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs in nuclear engineering are ranked #3 in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report.

The department is collaborating with the Departments of Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering to develop new mechanics research and education initiatives across the college campus.

 

Faculty members who hold named professorships:

• Todd Allen – Grainger Institute for Engineering Professor

• James P. Blanchard – Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor

• Chris Hegna – Harey D. Spangler Professor

• Carl Sovinec – Thomas and Suzanne Werner Professor

• Paul Wilson – Grainger Professor of Nuclear Engineering

 

Emeritus faculty members who held named professorships:

• John Conrad – Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Emeritus

• Noah Hershkowitz – Irving Langmuir Professor Emeritus

• Gerald Kulcinski – Grainger Professor Emeritus

• Greg Moses – Spangler Professor Emeritus

 

Faculty member who is Wisconsin Distinguished Professor:

• Roderic S. Lakes

 

Five faculty members are members of the National Academy of Engineering:

• James D. Callen — Professor Emeritus

• Max Carbon — Professor Emeritus

• Michael Corradini — Wisconsin Distinguished Professor Emeritus

• Gerald L. Kulckinski — Grainger Professor Emeritus

 

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