Collaborative Engineering Program Faculty and Staff
Kristi Gimmel Becker
Gimmel Becker currently serves as the Director of the Collaborative Engineering Program. Through this distance delivery program, she helps place-bound students and working adults earn their bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. She previously worked in UW-Platteville’s Academic and Career Advising Center as an Employer Relations Liaison, and as a Career Counselor, and Academic Advisor.
Gimmel Becker has accumulated twenty years of leadership experience through her work as the Director of the Career Center at Augustana College, the Director of Career Services at both Clarke University and the University of Dubuque, and the Experiential Learning Coordinator for the Colleges of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University. In addition, she served as the President of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers and received Midwest ACE’s J.W. Paquette Superior Leadership Award.
For the past ten years, Andersen has served his country in the National Guard as a Squad Leader for the Horizontal Engineering Unit. He was deployed to Afghanistan from 2012-2013. Andersen also served in the Navy as a Diesel Mechanic and Gas Turbine Mechanic and worked at Surrey Nuclear Power Station as a Journeyman Mechanic and Maintenance Foreman.
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Campbell worked in industry as a manufacturing engineer for thirty-five years, including General Motors, Borg Warner, Grumman, Harley-Davidson, and North American Clutch. In addition, he taught at Moraine Park Technical College and Marquette University for eight years prior to teaching for UW-Platteville. His research interest is in the economics of the labor/factory interaction.
Michael Zampaloni, PhD
Prior to joining UW-Platteville, Dr. Zampaloni taught at Michigan State University, founded a small business that focused on transitioning the thermo-hydroforming process he helped develop at MSU from academia into industry, and is a former officer of the United States Air Force.
Dr. Zampaloni is currently the Co-Director of the Center for Device Design and Development (3DC) partnering with both industry and community inventors to take ideas from conception through the prototype development phase and into production-ready capabilities.
A.L. Ranen McLanahan, PhD
Dr. McLanahan started his career in industry on a floating factory ship in Alaska working in operations, maintenance, prototype machine design, and management. He helped found and is Co-Director of the Center for Device Design and Development (3DC), a device development center to help local inventors develop their ideas into marketable products while involving students in entrepreneurship and design.
He has been awarded the prestigious Arthur M. Kaplan award for his teaching, outreach, and innovation; was honored as the UW-Fox Valley Teacher of the Year (2013); and had a publication nationally recognized as an IOP select work.
Fang Yang, PhD
Dr. Yang has more than twenty years academic and industrial experience in power engineering. She worked in ABB US Corporate Research Center first as a Scientist and then as a Principal Scientist before joining UW-Platteville.
Her research interests include distribution system automation and management, bulk power system reliability assessment, the application of artificial intelligence in power system control, the application of microprocessor in power system measuring and communication. She has been actively working on smart grid technology development in recent years, major projects she had led and participated in include microgrid energy management system, voltage var control and optimization, distribution state estimation, feeder automation, and outage management. She has published more than 40 technical papers, book chapters, and technical reports and holds multiple patents/patent applications.