Group Leader


Mikhail Kats [Google Scholar] [CV]
BS (Engineering Physics), Cornell University; Ph.D (Applied Physics), Harvard University

1415 Engineering Drive, Room 3441, Madison, WI 53706   
email: mkats [at] wisc [dot] edu | phone: 608 890 3984

  • ASEE Prism "20 Under 40" (2018)
  • NSF CAREER recipient (2018)
  • Coatings Young Investigator (2018)
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator (2017)
  • Office of Naval Research Young Investigator (2016)
  • Forbes "30 Under 30" (2016)
Graduate Students




Chenghao Wan
BS (Physics), Peking University; MS (Materials Science), University of Wisconsin - Madison
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: cwan3 [at] wisc [dot] edu







Jad Salman
BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Wisconsin - Madison
Frank Rogers Bacon Fellow
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: jsalman [at] wisc [dot] edu







Alireza Shahsafi
BS (Electrical Engineering), University of Tehran
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: shahsafi [at] wisc [dot] edu







Zhaoning (April) Yu
BS (Physics), University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: zyu83 [at] wisc [dot] edu






Raymond Wambold
BS (Physics) and MS (Materials Science), Penn State University
Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellow
DoD SMART Scholarship (sponsored by AFRL)
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: rwambold [at] wisc [dot] edu




Bryan Rubio
University of New Mexico (Physics and Applied Math)
Advanced Opportunity Fellow
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: 




Postdoctoral Scholars




Yuzhe Xiao
BS (Physics), Harbin Institute of Technology; MS and PhD (Optics), University of Rochester
Postdoc (ECE), University of California - San Diego
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: xiao5 [at] wisc [dot] edu




Visiting Scholars + Research Interns




Michel Frising
BS (Mechanical Engineering), ETH Zurich
Engineering Hall, Room 2336   
email: mfrising [at] student [dot] ethz [dot] ch



UW-Madison Undergraduate Students

Nick Stanisic

Shaoheng (Shawn) Zhou

Jack Yang

Alumni



Brad Gundlach
MS Student [2015 - 2018]
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

Position after departure: Medical student at UCLA






Patrick Roney
MS Student [2015 - Spring]
Sandia National Labs Critical Skills Master's Program Fellow 

Position after departure: Engineer at Sandia National Lab







Manuel Martinez
Intern [Summer 2016], visiting from UT - El Paso
UW-Madison Graduate Engineering Scholars (GERS) Summer Fellow

Position after departure: returned to UT - El Paso








Nolan Urbanek
Undergraduate researcher [Fall 2016], UW - Madison ECE student

Position after departure: Electronic Design Engineer at Boeing








Graham Joe
Co-op student [2017], visiting from the University of Waterloo

Position after departure: returned to Waterloo, then PhD student at Harvard







Bryan Rubio
Intern [Summer 2017], visiting from the University of New Mexico
UW-Madison Graduate Engineering Scholars (GERS) Summer Fellow

Position after departure: returned to New Mexico, then PhD student at UW-Madison






Anthony Wang
Undergraduate researcher [Fall 2016 - Spring 2017], UW - Madison ECE student

Position after departure: visiting researcher at UW-Madison (Physics)