Position title: Co-Director, WISELI / Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Amy Wendt (she/her) is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is also Associate Vice Chancellor for Research-Physical Sciences and co-Director of the Women in Science and Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI) at UW and is committed to identifying and updating institutional policies and practices that present barriers to diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Wendt has been promoting diversity and inclusion at the faculty level for over 20 years through her involvement in WISELI. She teaches faculty to engage in more fair and equitable searches, leads grant programs to promote visibility of diverse scholars and promote equity in research, and works at the University level to create policy that enhances faculty inclusion. Her fundamental research in low-temperature plasmas serves the goal of optimization and control of plasma-driven materials process applications, with a current focus on the development of non-invasive diagnostics of plasma properties using optical emission spectroscopy.