Behzad “Buzz” Rankouhi

Credentials: Scientist I, Lab Manager


Phone: (605) 690-9026

Behzad “Buzz” Rankouhi, is a scientist with the materials science and engineering department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison, Buzz has focused his research on Process Design for Laser Powder Bed Fusion, from Single to Graded Multi-materials. He is also the co-founder of Dastan Technologies, an early-stage deep tech startup with the mission to fundamentally change the way electric motors are designed and manufactured. In his current role, Buzz is leading a multi-disciplinary project with a budget of $0.5 million to de-risk this technology by 2024. He describes his job as balancing on a unicycle at the intersection of materials science, electric machine design, and entrepreneurship. If you’re interested in learning more about Buzz’s work or collaborating on a project, don’t hesitate to get in touch.