Dane Morgan obtained a PhD degree in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998, was a
postdoctoral researcher and research scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology until 2004, and is now a professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His work combines thermostatistics, thermokinetics,
and informatics analysis with atomic scale calculations to understand and predict materials properties. A major focus of Morgan’s work is energy applications, including fuel cells, batteries and nuclear materials.
Morgan is presently training or has graduated/trained over 60 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers and worked with approximately 200 undergraduates in research. He is the Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Engineering and a University of Wisconsin
Vilas Scholar, has received multiple teaching and research awards, and has published over 300 papers in materials science.