We focus on fostering leadership and creating engineering solutions in the fields of engineering mechanics and astronautics, engineering physics and nuclear engineering.
295 undergraduate students
- 192 in Engineering Mechanics
- 72 in Nuclear Engineering
- 31 in Engineering Physics
85 graduate students
- 21 in Engineering Mechanics
- 64 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics
36 undergraduate scholarships
7 graduate fellows
53 Bachelors (35 in Engineering Mechanics, 3 in Engineering Physics, and 15 in Nuclear Engineering)
18 Masters (8 in Engineering Mechanics and 10 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics)
9 PhDs (1 in Engineering Mechanics and 8 in Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics)
Instructional funds appropriated by the State of Wisconsin: $4,094,627
Capital Exercise & diversity funds provided by the University: $766,448
Research funds from the federal government: $15,869,993
Research funds from industry: $324,243
Graduate School Research Committee funds (WARF): $999,465
Fellowships from the Federal Government and Industry (not included above): $321,704
Gifts and Donations from Industry and/or Individuals: $569,700
EP internal revenue-producing activities: $543,631
37 patents, 1980-2020
12 Teaching Assistant Appointments
73 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 #4 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:
• James P. Blanchard – Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor
• Wendy Crone – Karen Thompson Medhi Professor
• Chris Hegna – Harvey D. Spangler Professor
• Douglass Henderson – Harvey D. Spangler Department Chair Professor
• Jacob Notbohm – Harvey D. Spangler Assistant 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 a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor:
• Roderic S. Lakes
Faculty members who 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
Check out the department snapshot here.
Check out the department’s annual report for 2019-20 here.