Robert D. Lorenz

Position title: Professor Emeritus

Phone: 1946-2019

“How does one find the right words to capture the essence of Bob Lorenz?  “Special”, “unique”, and “one-of-a-kind” are certainly among the terms that come to mind, but they don’t come anywhere close to capturing the breadth and depth of the very singular man that all of us knew.  I have had the privilege of knowing Bob for almost all of my professional life.  I first met him over 35 years ago soon after he had joined the mechanical engineering faculty here at UW-Madison.  He had become actively involved in the then-new university-industry consortium named the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC for short).  I was working in industry at the time, but it didn’t take long for me to tell that Bob was no ordinary young faculty member, and that he was destined to leave a special mark in our field, which is exactly what he did.” – Professor Thomas M. Jahns

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