Derrick L. Smith

Derrick L Smith

Director of Development

  • Administrative Staff

Leads WID's efforts in strategic planning,donor relations and stewardship of major gifts

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Executive Director, Tiny Earth

  • Administrative Staff

Leading the Tiny Earth network in the quest to studentsource antibiotic discovery from soil

Jon Eckhardt

Jon Eckhardt

Associate Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Entrepreneurship, including firm formation, venture finance, and university driven entrepreneurship

Bryce Sprecher

Bryce Sprecher

  • Research Staff

Acquire, process, interpret, and display spatial data for education, insight, and experience.

Shengrui Yu

Visiting Professor

Injection molding process control / Micro-cellular foaming molding

Xianghui Xu

Xianghui Xu

Research Scientist

Bioinspired macromolecular and supramolecular strategy for advanced biomaterials.

Ryan Aturaliya

Ryan Aturaliya

  • Undergraduate Student

Treating ePTFE grafts to mimic the characteristics of human blood vessels.

Alec Archambault

  • Undergraduate Student

Preparing the hololens for presentations and diving deeper into learning about the technology

Ahna Skop

Ahna Skop

Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Mechanisms that underlie cell division and using scientific art to engage the public

Shujie Yan

Shujie Yan

Visiting Scholar

  • Graduate Student

Small-diameter vascular tissue engineering and biomedical scaffolds

Michael Murrell

Michael Murrell

Assistant Professor

  • Discovery Fellow

Physics and Synthesis of Soft, Active and Biological Matter

Jane Zhang

Jane Zhang

  • Undergraduate Student

Create illustrations to contribute to Illuminating Discovery.

Ginger Ann

Illuminating Discovery Hub Executive Director

  • Administrative Staff

Enhancing outreach through the Wisconsin Idea practice. Building community and industry partnerships and services. Specializing in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs - development and implementation.

Alex Peer

Alex Peer

  • Graduate Student

Perception of space in virtual and augmented reality

Josh Pultorak

Josh Pultorak

Instructor, Tiny Earth

  • Research Staff

Interdisciplinary undergraduate science education with an emphasis on experimental biology.

Kevin Ponto

Kevin Ponto

Assistant Professor, Discovery Dialogue Hub Leader

  • WID Faculty

Use virtual reality to simulate the experience of real-life spaces for real-world outcomes.

Krishanu Saha

Kris Saha

Assistant Professor

  • WID Faculty

Human cell engineering including CRISPR gene editing and epigenetic reprogramming; science & society