James Page Blanchard

Duane H. and Dorothy M. Bluemke Professor

Engineering Physics Department, University of Wisconsin - Madison

1500 Engineering Dr.

Madison, WI 53706


EDUCATION Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, September 1988, UCLA
M.S. in Engineering, 1984, UCLA
B.S. in General Mechanical Engineering, 1983, UCLA
EXPERIENCE Chair, July 2011-Present, Department of Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Professor, August 2002 - Present, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Director of Computer Aided Engineering, July 1997 - September 2001, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Associate Professor, July 1994 - August 2002, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Assistant Professor, July 1988 - July 1994, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
RESEARCH INTERESTS Major research areas are metallurgy and solid mechanics, with emphasis on radiation effects and ion implantation. Present interests include: radioisotope power sources for MEMS devices, finite element simulation of hardness tests, experimental determination of the hardness of ion-implanted materials using nanoindentation, calculation of neutron fluence to nuclear reactor pressure vessels for managing embrittlement and residual life, and finite element calculations of temperature and stress fields in conceptual fusion reactors.
TEACHING INTERESTS Professor Blanchard has taught numerous courses, including sophomore, junior, and graduate level computing courses; nuclear materials, radiation damage, mechanics of materials, nuclear physics, and a freshman-level introduction to engineering course. He teaches several courses via distance education, using a combination of videotape, narrated electronic lectures (produced using Camtasia), asynchronous discussions, and web-conferencing.
American Nuclear Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Harvey Spangler Award for Technology Enhanced Instruction, 2008

UW Distinguished Teaching Award, 2002
UW Underkoffler Award Nomination, 2001
Best Paper, Computers in Education Division, ASEE National Meeting 1997
Polygon Outstanding Teacher Award, 1995, 1996, 1997
Fellow of UW Teaching Academy, 1995
Presidential Young Investigator Award (NSF), 1990
Outstanding PhD Award, UCLA School of Engineering, 1988
PUBLICATIONS Professor Blanchard has published over 50 articles in refereed journals in several major engineering fields, including fusion technology, solid mechanics, materials, and applied physics.      home