Marcel Dijkstra, Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering Technology
|Office:||Halsey Science 312|
|Learn more about Dr. Dijkstra|
|Currently our research group is assisting efforts to control algal blooms in Lake Winnebago, Lake Decatur and Green Bay by determining the fraction of bioavailable phosphorus (the growth limiting nutrient) and the fraction of phosphorus not available for uptake by algae. We are collaborating with governmental agencies like the USGS and EPA, research and educational institutions like NGRREC, UW-Green Bay and MTU and organizations like the Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance. We have the analytical capacity to measure ultra low concentrations of phosphorus (up to 0.5 ugP/L) and are actively involved in field sampling and algal experiments.|
Jamie Douglas, Ph.D.
|Office:||1829 Main Building|
|Learn more about Dr. Douglas|
|Dr. Douglas is a licensed Professional Engineer with experience in water treatment, wastewater treatment, hydrology, heat and water transport modeling, and soil processes. Her current research interests focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, specifically cross-disciplinary pedagogy and engineering education in both online and face-to-face environments. She is also committed to improving diversity in the engineering field and serves as one of the coordinators of the Women in STEM program at the Fox Cities Campus of UW Oshkosh.|
Operations and Outreach Coordinator
Environmental Research and Innovation Center
Academic Department Associate
|Vijay holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from UW Oshkosh and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations for the Department of Engineering Technology. Vijay enjoys working with students, faculty and staff and is available for any questions pertaining to the department. Vijay is passionate about students’ success and will do his best to connect students with the resources available on campus for their academic, professional and personal success.|
Gregory Kleinheinz, R.S., Ph.D.
Environmental Engineering Technology
|Learn more about Dr. Kleinheinz|
|Dr. Kleinheinz and his group in conjunction with the staff Environmental Research and Innovation Center (ERIC) center have a research program focused on collaborative research, outreach, and support of clients and communities from Wisconsin and beyond. These project encompass many aspects of environmental public health and engineering. Some projects currently underway include the transformation of solid wastes into value-added products, recreational water and reengineering of beaches, advanced anaerobic digestion (AD) technologies, drinking water system testing and evaluation, rapid microbial detection method development, indoor air quality of the built environment, and pathogen fate and transport in AD systems.|
Diane Linskens, M.S.
|Campus:||UW Fox Valley|
|Office:||2812 Main Building|
Ahmed Nasif, Ph.D.
Electrical Engineering Technology
|Office:||Halsey Science 314|
|Dr. Nasif received his B.Sc. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, in 2003, the M.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering from Wright State University, USA, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from George Mason University, USA, in 2009. Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Technology of University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. Dr. Nasif’s expertise is in signal processing and communication systems. His research interests are in novel applications of modeling and signal processing techniques to next generation communication and sensor systems and networks, including biomedical signals and systems, the internet-of-things and nanotechnology.|
Pawel Olszewski, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering Technology
|Office:||Halsey Science 318|
|Learn more about Dr. Olszewski|
|My professional goal is to grow as a world’s top expert with a forward-moving institution that provides an opportunity to enhance philosophy of sustainability by development in manufacturing- and energy-related areas. Therefore my research interests are focused on mathematical modeling and optimization of energy conversion processes in manufacturing sector. My industrial experience has a significant influence on my vision of theoretical and practical lectures. My main goal is to teach students understanding physical phenomena of energy-related processes. It is crucial to show, that surrounding world is the large system of various mechanisms that can be separated with appropriate boundary conditions and described by proper mathematical formulations.|
William Quandt, M.S.
|Office:||Halsey Science 311|
|Bill retired as Director of Electrical/Electronic engineering with a staff of 50 plus engineers, designers and technicians. With over 30 years of industry experience in electrical/electronic engineering, control systems design, machine systems design, project management, mergers and acquisitions, plant closures, international business, design for manufacturabilty, design for testability, test engineering, quality engineering, regulatory compliance, motors, variable frequency drives and electronic assembly processes. Bill has millions of products in the marketplace that he was instrumental in designing, developing and managing production launch. After retiring from industry Bill decided he would apply his vast experience in the manufacturing world to the classroom. Bill started teaching in 2017 and implemented the first Mechatronics laboratory at UW Oshkosh and has taught classes in Drawing, Design Problems, Fundamentals of Engineering Technology, Electrical Circuits, Logic & Control Devices, Automation Controls, Parametric Modeling and Sustainability Lab. In his spare time Bill enjoys spending time with his family, traveling domestic & internationally, boating, fishing and hunting.|
Dennis Rioux, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department Coordinator
|Office:||Halsey Science 316|
|Learn more about Dr. Rioux|
|Dr. Rioux’s research interests include the electronic structure of thin film semiconductors and characterization of semiconductor surfaces modified by thermally enhanced chemical etching. He enjoys teaching a wide variety of physics and engineering classes. In his spare time he enjoys reading novels, hiking, and building and restoring boats for use on local waters.|
Eric Saeger, M.S., M.B.A., PMP
|With more than a decade of experience in industry, across multinational and local companies, Eric has been looking forward to the opportunity to help students prepare for their future. While continuing to work as an active project manager at a local machinery manufacturer he is committed to presenting the tools and strategies for future leaders in engineering to delve into their roles in projects and at project based organizations. He looks forward to engaging students to bridge the gap between academic theory and workplace action and instill a love of continuous improvement for both their personal and professional lives. In his spare time he enjoys learning languages, international travel, and keeping physically active.|
Warren Vaz, Ph.D.
|Office:||1831 Main Building|
|Learn more about Dr. Vaz|
|My research interests are applying artificial intelligence such as evolutionary algorithms to solve engineering problems. I am particularly interested in alternative or clean energy. My research group comprises faculty and students from multiple institutions and we are always looking for collaborators. We are currently working on several projects including building a basic utility vehicle, detecting cosmic radiation, and performing atmospheric testing using a drone. My teaching interests are in the areas of mechanics and thermal science. I also teach introductory engineering courses.|
Department of Engineering & Engineering Technology
|Major:||Special and Elementary Education|
|Minor:||Early Childhood- Middle Childhood Special Education|
|Year in School:||Freshman – Class of 2024|
About my position: I am the Office Assistant for the Department of Engineering Technology. I help answer anyone’s questions and can direct then wherever they need to go.
A little bit about myself: My hometown is Franklin, Wisconsin. When I was in high school I was very involved and loved going to all school functions. At UWO, I am participating in the women’s track and field team and best buddies. I love to watch any and all sports, Go Packers! Otherwise, I love to sit down and chat or lend a helping hand.
|Major:||Environmental Engineering Technology|
|Year in School:||Sophomore|
About my position: I am a Lab Assistant for the Department of Engineering Technology and I mainly assist with projects at the ERIC Lab. I help with building/setup of labs, and various other things for the department.
A little bit about myself: I’m from Trempealeau, Wi, which is a small town on the western side of the state, near La Crosse. I enjoy being outdoors in my free time, doing things like hiking, fishing, and biking. I also enjoy woodworking and problem solving.
Department of Engineering and Engineering Technology