Professor Frank Pfefferkorn
1031 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
608.263.2668

Education: Ph.D., Purdue University, 2002; 
M.S.M.E., Purdue University, 1997; 
B.S.M.E., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994




Marcus Algernon Jackson 

Project: Closed-Lifecycle Additive-Subtractive Manufacturing
Degree program: Ph.D.
1513 University Avenue, Room B1189
608.265.4950

Education: 
M.S.M.E., UW-Madison, 2016;
B.S.M.E, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 2014



Brodan
Brodan Richter

Project: Pulsed Laser Micro Polishing, Micro Machining
Degree program: 
Ph.D.
1513 University Avenue, Room B1189
608.265.4950

Education: M.S.M.E., UW-Madison, 2017
B.S.M.E., UW-Madison, 2015



Dan Franke


Project: Friction Stir Welding
Degree program: 
Ph.D.
1513 University Avenue, Room 2026
608.890.1950

Education: M.S.M.E., UW-Madison, 2017
B.S.M.E. Milwaukee School of Engineering, 2015



Behzad “Buzz” Rankouhi


Project: Multi-Material Selective Laser Melting
Degree program: Ph.D.
1513 University Avenue, Room B1190


Education: M.S., Mechanical Engineering, SDSU, 2016

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Azad University, Tehran, Iran, 2014



Mohammad Ali Ansari

Project:  Friction Stir Welding
Degree program: Ph.D.
1513 University Avenue, Room B1190


Education: M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran (UT), Tehran, Iran 2015
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan, Iran, 2012



Hemant Agiwal

Project: Friction Stir Welding, Friction Surfacing
Degree program: Ph.D.
1513 University Avenue, Room 2026
608.890.1950

Education: M.S. Manufacturing Systems Engineering, UW-Madison 2019
B.Tech Mechanical Engineering, MNNIT, Allahabad, India, 2015


Kurt
Kurt Edward Reinhardt

Project: Instrumented Tooling
Degree program: M.S.M.E.
1513 University Avenue, Room B1189
608.265.4950

Education: BS ME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2015



Ashay Parikh

Project: High Speed Spindle Mount Design, Friction Surfacing
Degree program: M.S. Manufacturing Systems Engineering
1513 University Avenue, Room B1190
608.770.9703

Education: B.Tech. Automotive Engineering, SRM University, Chennai, India, 2016




Zachary Louis Youngberg

Project: Friction Stir Processing
Degree program: M.S.M.E.
1513 University Avenue, Room 2026
608.265.4950

Education: B.S. Physics, Pepperdine University, 2018



Patrick James F
aue

Project: Laser Polishing of Metal Alloys
Degree program: Ph.D.
1513 University Avenue, Room B1189
faue@wisc.edu

Education: B.S. Physics, University of Minnesota - Duluth, 2019





M.E. Undergraduate Research Fellows (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)

Aislinn O’Dwyer
Project: Machining Gears with Complex Shapes
Degree program: B.S.M.E 
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Allison Mcdougal
Project: Friction Stir Welding
Degree program: B.S.M.E 
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Frederick Van Steenderen
Project: TBD
Degree program: B.S.M.E 
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Matthew Brian Mcallister
Project: Additive-
Subtractive Manufacturing
 
Degree program: B.S.M.E 
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Mori Keita
Project: Laser Structuring of Friction Stir Welding Tools
Degree program: B.S.M.E 
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

William Jen
Project: Simulation and Modeling of Laser Polishing
Degree program: B.S.M.E 
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

M.E. Undergraduate Research Fellows (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)

Ryan Kiecker
Project: Effect of Friction Coefficient as Micro End Mills Get Smaller
Degree program: B.S.M.E (Junior)
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Brodan Richter

Project: Tool Wear of Micro End Mills
Degree program: B.S.M.E (Junior)
Home institution/school: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Summer Research Experience Students (Summer 2012)


Amir Assi
Project: Friction Stir Welding, Micro End Milling
Degree program: B.S. (Senior)
American University of Beirut

Ingrid El Helou
Project: Friction Stir Welding
Degree program: B.S. (Senior)
Home institution/school: American University of Beirut

Nhien Tran
Project: Design of Collection Apparatus for Errant Metal Chips
Degree program: B.S. (Sophomore)
Home institution/school: Stanford University

Ph.D. - ALUMNI 

Name 
 
Current Company/School 
 
Year
 Justin D. Morrow   Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.  2017
 Amber Shrivastava  AO Smith  2016
 Madhu Vadali   Halliburton    2013
 Edward Cole  Schlumberger  2013
 Axel Fehrenbacher    Festo  2012
 Ajit Naik    2012
 Chris Torres   Intel Corp.    2011
 Ted Shultz  MIT Lincoln Laboratory   2010
 Derek Wissmiller  UW-Stout  2010
 Patrick Heaney   NCD Technologies, LLC  2009
 Tyler Perry  LasX Industries  2008
 Yongho Jeon   Asst. Professor, Ajou University  2008


MS. - ALUMNI 

Name  Current Company/School
 
Year
 Jeb Phillips  Ford Motor Company  2016
 Sriram Muralidharan  Tesla Motors  2015
 Jayadheer Taduvai   Cummins Inc.  2015
 Qinghua Wang  Pursuing PhD at University of Iowa  2015
 Vinny Rodenhurst     2015
 Blair Martin, P.E.   Ph.D in Polymer Engr. (UW-Madison)  2013
 Eric Meunier   Jersey Jack Pinball  2013
 Josh Schmale    Applied Materials  2012
 Klevin D'Cunha   HUSCO International  2011
 Alexandra Boyat  Donaldson Filtration Solutions   2011
 Bryce Smith  Sandia National Labs  2010
 Ben Jasperson  Plexus Corporation  2010
 Dennis Wolf  Univ. of Stuttgart   2009
 Gilbert Haddad  Univ. of Maryland-College Park  2009
 Yaxia Rivera   Honeywell Aerospace, Puerto Rico O.  2006
 Paul Nelson  Pentair Residential Filtration   2006
 Nick Able  Ingersoll-Rand  2006


Intern - ALUMNI
 
Name Current Company/School    
Year
 Aniela Jankowski   Eaton Corp.   2011
 Michel Nassar  American Univ. of Beirut   2011
 Fouad Daher  American Univ. of Beirut   2011
 Paul Schmidt  UW-Madison  2011
 Adam Jasperson   Purdue University  2011
 Karim Sayoun   American Univ. of Beirut   2010
 Haitham Shaib  American Univ. of Beirut   2010
 Matt Decovsky  UW-Madison  2008
 Jacob Dannenmaier   United Conveyor  2008
 Divine Maalouf  Pursuing M.S. Degree in Europe  2008
 Hiba Scheheitli   Cornell University  2007
 Heather Johnston  Harley Davidson  2007
 Robert Koltz  ESAB Cutting & Welding  2006
 Ramzi Stephan   Procter & Gamble  2006
 Elias Ashkar   Middle East Airlines  2006
 Kari Satorius  UW-Madison  2006
 Jason Wellnitz   Kohler   2005
 Katie Burke    2005
 Tom Spankowski   Kohler   2004
 Jack Zausner  General Electric, CRD   2004