People

Dan Thoma, Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering

Dr. Thoma joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the inaugural Director of the Grainger Institute for Engineering (GIE). The GIE was an accelerator within the College of Engineering to mature scientific and technical areas with significant societal impact. Currently, he is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. 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 advanced 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. Dr. Thoma was awarded the AIME Honorary Member recognition in 2021, the highest award from the 150 year old Engineering Society.

Contact Dan: dthoma@wisc.edu

Google Scholar

Patrick Faue

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant, Advanced Manufacturing Lab

Email: faue@wisc.edu

Caleb Hatler

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: hatler@wisc.edu

Alec Mangan

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant

Email: asmangan@wisc.edu

Zachary Persha

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: zpersha@wisc.edu

Subodh Subedi

Credentials: Graduate Research Assistant, Engineering Representations and Simulation Lab

Email: scsubedi@wisc.edu

Janith Wanni

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: jwanniarachc@wisc.edu

Charles Wood

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: woodcr9520@uwec.edu

Alumni

William Aquite

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Kaila Bertsch

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

David Gross

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Zahabul Islam

Credentials: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Email: islam22@wisc.edu

Marcus Jackson

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

Nick Krienke

Credentials: Undergraduate Research Assistant

Email: nkrienke@wisc.edu

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