People

DAN THOMA | Principal Investigator (PI)

Dr. Thoma is the Director of the Grainger Institute for Engineering (GIE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) and a Professor in Materials Science and Engineering.  The GIE initial thrust areas were Advanced Manufacturing and Accelerated Materials Discovery and has expanded to many other societal impact areas.  Prior to UW, he was the Deputy Division Leader for the Materials Science and Technology (MST) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).  This division focused on manufacturing and novel materials research. His technical efforts have been devoted to new manufacturing methods and materials by design, with a particular focus on property response as a function of microstructural evolution during phase transformations.  Dr. Thoma has been active within materials professional societies, where he was the president of The Minerals, Metals, Materials Society (TMS) in 2003, the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) in 2008, and the Federation of Materials Societies (FMS) in 2009-2010. His expertise in materials and manufacturing was recognized in 2008 by being elected as a Fellow of ASM International.  In 2019, he was elected Fellow of TMS.

Contact Dan: (608) 265-7953, dthoma@wisc.edu

Google Scholar

Ankur Agrawal

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: akagrawal4@wisc.edu

Max Brown

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: mwbrown5@wisc.edu

Corbin Hodgeman

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: chodgeman@wisc.edu

Zahabul Islam

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: islam22@wisc.edu

Nick Krienke

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: nkrienke@wisc.edu

Alec Mangan

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: asmangan@wisc.edu

Phalgun Nelaturu

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: pnelaturu@wisc.edu

Vincent Pergrossi

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: pergrossi@wisc.edu

Behzad “Buzz” Rankouhi

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant, Laser-Assisted Multi-Scale Manufacturing Lab

Email: rankouhi@wisc.edu

Subodh Subedi

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant, Engineering Representations and Simulation Lab

Email: scsubedi@wisc.edu

Alumni

William Aquite

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kaila Bertsch

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

David Gross

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Marcus Jackson

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant, Laser-Assisted Multi-Scale Manufacturing Laboratory

Bailey Kuehl

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Celal Kursun

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brodan Richter

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant, Laser-Assisted Multi-Scale Manufacturing Laboratory

Max Roth

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Baily Syring

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Tory Wendlandt

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant