Dr. Nathan Weise honored with Way Klingler Young Scholar Award

Dr. Nathan Weise is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Opus College of Engineering. He is one of the 2020 recipients of the Way Klingler Young Scholar Award.

In 2014, Weise established the power electronics lab at Marquette. Since then, he has built and furnished a world class research program and laboratory facility.

Weise has developed courses in digital control of renewable energy sources, power electronics, power systems and hands-on lab experiences – all of which contain skill sets that are desperately needed in the industry today.

Dr. Weise with graduate students in the power systems lab.

Weise has won two highly competitive U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Research Project Agency Energy grants. These grants have focused on ultra-fast high-powered electric vehicle charging and circuit breakers for direct current applications.

“I know that Dr. Weise will be vital to the research success of our college as he continues to advance his career.” Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, said. “Dr. Weise is a collaborative, collegial and driven colleague.”

The Way Klingler Young Scholar Award supports promising young scholars in critical stages of their careers. The award funds $2,000 in operating costs and covers a portion of salary to afford the recipient a one-semester release from teaching.

Weise’s semester long research plans involve developing a highly competitive NSF Career Award proposal, a medium voltage lab facility, basic research findings for all-electric air crafts and writing a book titled, Digital Control of Power Electronics. He also plans to create a hands-on lab for the book and develop material to disseminate at a professional education seminar.

In the future, Weise hopes to create a world leading research lab in power electronics, electric machines and control at Marquette.

Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice president for research and innovation, shared a short video congratulating Dr. Weise.



Congratulations to Marquette University’s faculty and staff award recipients for the 2019–20 academic year. Marquette is blessed to have some of the most dedicated and talented faculty and staff members in higher education. And the university holds in high esteem its tradition to honor these remarkable individuals at awards and recognition ceremonies throughout each spring semester.

Aligned with our mission, these recipients display the search for truth, the discovery and sharing of knowledge, the fostering of personal and professional excellence, the promotion of a life of faith, and the development of leadership expressed in service to others.

Please read on, and enjoy profiles of the deserving women and men who were recognized this spring.