University of Wisconsin–Madison


Current Students

Graduate Research Assistants

Chandler Benjamin, Engineering Mechanics
Brett Napiwocki, Biomedical Engineering
Alana Stempien, Biomedical Engineering

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Nathan Bressler, Biomedical Engineering

Former Students and Visitors

Post Doctoral Research Associates and Scientists

  • Dr. Dave Grierson (syteMech)
  • Dr. Guoping Cao (now at Idaho National Lab)
  • Dr. Katie Cadwell (now an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Syracuse University)
  • Dr. Kim Duncan (now a Research Assistant Professor in Chemistry at Plymouth State University)
  • Dr. Dana Horoszewski (now an Associate Professor at Northern Virginia Community College)
  • Dr. Ken Gentry (now an Instructor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana)
  • Dr. Ken Lux (now at Altex Technologies Corp.)
  • Dr. Olivia Castellini (now an Exhibit Developer at the Museum of Science and Industry)
  • Dr. J. Aura Gimm (now a AAAS Fellow)
  • Dr. Amy Payne (now an Instructor at Madison College)
  • Dr. Alief Yahya (now with Badan Pengkajian Dan Penerapan Teknologi)
  • Dr. Mikhail Khoudiakov (now at Old Dominion University)

Graduate Students

  • Suehelay Acevedo, MS in Biomedical Engineering, 2014 (now pursuing PhD at UW-Madison)
  • George Antoun, MS in Engineering Mechanics, 2003 (now at ATA Engineering)
  • Anne Bentley, PhD in Chemistry, 2005 (now an Associate Professor at Lewis & Clark College)
  • Henry Brock, MS in Materials Science, 2006
  • Barbara Calcagno, PhD in Materials Science, 2010 (returned to Professor position at University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez)
  • Adam Creuziger, PhD in Engineering Mechanics, 2008 (now at the National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Maria Lopez Garcia, PhD in Materials Science, 2009 (now in Corporate Research with Kimberly Clark)
  • Buck Johnson, MS in Biomedical Engineering, 2002
  • Dan Niedermaier, MS in Engineering Mechanics, 2004 (now at Boeing Satellite Systems)
  • Gordon Shaw, PhD in Chemistry, 2004 (now at the National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Max Salick, MS in Engineering Mechanics, PhD in Materials Science, 2014 (now at Novartis-MIT)
  • Nick Smith, PhD in Chemistry, 2005 (now at Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Lizhen Tan, PhD in Materials Science, 2003 (now at Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Jeremy Trethewey, MS in Materials Science, 2004 (now at W.L. Gore & Assoc.)
  • Dabin Wu, MS in Materials Science, 2002
  • William Lei Zhou, MS in Engineering Mechanics, 2008 (now at Memry Corp.)

Undergraduate Research Assistants

  • James Bauer, Engineering Mechanics (co-advised with Prof. Albrecht) (now at Epic Systems Corp.)
  • Jessica Buetow, SURE/REU Program (co-advised with Prof. Ellis), Viterbo University (now at Purdue University)
  • Jason Brown, SURE/REU Program, Carleton College
  • Josepher Brown, REU/SURE Program (Southern University at Shreveport)
  • Shahzad Chindhy, Biochemistry (now in Medical School at UW-Madison)
  • Kate Christianson, Engineering Mechanics (now at Hamilton Sunstrand)
  • Bayley Denham, Engineering (co-advised with Prof. Albrecht)
  • Michael Dietzler, Engineering Mechanics
  • Julien Drure, exchange student from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mechanique et d’Aerotechnique
  • Mohammed Farhoud, Biochemistry
  • Graham Fischer, Mechanical Engineering (now at Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company)
  • Erin Flater, SURE/REU Program (now an assistant professor at Luther College)
  • Brian Frick, Chemistry (co-advised with Prof. Ellis)
  • Dan Gianola, Engineering Mechanics (now an Associate Professor at UCSB)
  • Justin Gearing, BS in Biomedical Engineering, 2011
  • Andrew Glaudell, BS in Engineering Physics, 2013 (now a graduate student at University of Maryland)
  • Jeremy Halfman, Engineering Mechanics (now at Mercury Marine)
  • Tianxiao Han, Biomedical Engineering
  • Kevin Hart, BS in Engineering Mechanics, 2010 (now a graduate student at UIUC)
  • Donald Kuettel III, BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2015 (now a graduate student at University of Colorado-Boulder)
  • Sean Heller, Engineering Mechanics
  • Andy Jackson, SURE/REU Program (co-advised with Prof. Ellis), Xavier University
  • Erik Jochman, Computer Science
  • Danese Joiner, SURE/REU Program, Rutgers University (now at University of Michigan)
  • Ray Yaoqi Li, Inernational Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) Intern (now at MIT)
  • Jeremy Marr, Engineering Mechanics (now at Guidant, Corp.)
  • Leslie Mercado, SURE/REU Program, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
  • Dan Morgan, BS in Engineering Mechanics, 2009 (now a graduate student at UIUC)
  • John Nacker, Engineering Mechanics (now at University of Texas, Austin)
  • Dan Niedermaier, Engineering Mechanics (now at Boeing Satellite Systems)
  • Paul Pezzi, BS in Engineering Mechanics, 2011 (Now at GE Aviation)
  • Laura Plesha, Nuclear Engineering (now at UW Madison)
  • Kyle Satula, Engineering Mechanics
  • Sassan Sheikholeslam, SURE/REU Program (co-advised with Prof. Ellis), (now at Iowa State Univeristy)
  • John Springmann, Engineering Mechanics (now at University of Michigan)
  • Kristen Terry, Engineering Mechanics (now at Lockheed Martin)

Visiting Faculty

  • Prof. S. Michael Condren, Professor, Christian Brothers University, Department of Chemistry
  • Prof. Taehyeon Nam, visiting from the Division of Materials Engineering, Gyeongsang National University, Korea
  • Prof. Eric Voss, Associate Professor, Chemistry, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
  • Prof. Sirikul Wisutmethangoon, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Former Research Group Photos

Crone Research Group (Dec 2016)

Crone Research Group (Dec 2016)


Crone Cell/Gel Research Group (Oct 2013)

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