Faculty: Two New Professors Join Thayer
Assistant Professor Jason Stauth Th’00 joined the faculty in October. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley in 2008 and also holds an M.S. from UC Berkeley, an A.B. in physics from Colby College, and a B.E. from Thayer School. His research interests include distributed energy systems and power electronics.
Associate Professor Ulrike Wegst joined the faculty in January. She studied physics at the University of Göttingen in Germany, received her Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom in 1997, worked at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in France and the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Germany, and taught at Drexel University. Since 2005, she has also been a Faculty Guest Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research interests include the mechanical performance of natural materials, biomaterials and tissue engineering, novel materials for nuclear fuel applications, multifunctional hybrid materials, eco-design, and science education through interdisciplinary projects linking music, arts, and sports.