Materials Researchers

Faculty by research area

A resource of faculty expertise, and research areas found at UW-Madison and partnering UW-system schools through the Regional Materials and Manufacturing Network.

Expert information for news media

These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.

Contact for industry-related questions

If you’re looking for assistance, or any information on forming materials science relationships on campus, please industry contact below.

Nicholas Pasquarello
University Business Liaison
UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations
455 Science Drive, Suite 230
Madison, WI 53711


photo above: Spiraling pine tree-like lead sulfide (PbS) nanowires synthesized by Song Jin and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are evidence of an entirely different way of growing nanowires that are rooted in the fundamental crystal growth theory. This nanowire formation has stimulated new designs in nanomaterial synthesis and allowed the growth of more complex nanostructures for various applications.

See more details: M. J. Bierman, Y. H. A. Lau, A. V. Kvit, A. L. Schmitt, S. Jin, “Dislocation Driven Nanowire Growth and Eshelby Twist” Science  2008, 320, 1060.