Angela Pakes

Credentials: Assistant Director for New Technology Directions


Phone: 608-890-4966

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Angela joined the Grainger Institute for Engineering in August 2016. Prior to that, Angela led two research centers in the UW College of Engineering, held a leadership position as the external relations manager for the UW Office of Sustainability, and led the green building design and development of several major UW building projects, including Union South, the Wisconsin Energy Institute, and the School of Human Ecology and School of Education buildings. Since joining UW-Madison, Angela has also become a geological engineering adjunct professor, developing and leading classes and supervising student researchers. Prior to joining UW, Angela was Senior Engineer for Ford Motor Company Land Development Corporation. At Ford, Angela managed facility construction and engineering worldwide, utilizing Lean engineering, Six-sigma and LEED design principles and practices. She also led a revitalized branding and marketing design initiative for retail facilities worldwide. Prior to her time at Ford, Angela was the Midwest Regional Director for ENTRIX where she built a consulting operation from the ground up while becoming a well-established expert in environmental due diligence and large facility and infrastructure decommissioning. She earned her BS in Geological Engineering with a BS in Geology/Geophysics at UW-Madison, and her MSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.