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Kenneth Menningen

BIO

Professor Ken Menningen began his teaching career at UW-Stevens Point in 2004. His research effort is concentrated on photoelectrochemical water splitting. 

AWARDS

  • UWSP University Service Award (2018)
  • National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship (1991-1994)

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

S. A. Walsh, K. L. Menningen and S. C. Riha, “Finding the Best Semiconductor for Water Splitting,” 20th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, UWSP College of Letters and Science, May 3, 2019.
 
T. J. Wilkinson, K. Adam, K. L. Menningen and S. C. Riha, “Using SEAL and Harpoon to Search for Suitable Water-Splitting Electrodes,” 233rd Electrochemical Society Meeting, Seattle WA, May 16, 2018. Also presented at the 19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, UWSP College of Letters and Science, May 4, 2018.
 
Contributing author to J. S. Walker, Physics, 5th edition (San Francisco, CA: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2017.  ISBN 978-0-321-99376-2)  
 
K. L. Menningen and J. S. Walker, Instructor’s Solution Manual (San Francisco, CA: Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2017.  ISBN 978-0-134-03190-3) to accompany the textbook Physics, 5th edition, by James S. Walker. This electronic book spans 1,219 pages and contains the complete solutions to all 3,148 homework problems in the textbook.   

K. L. Menningen, K. L., and Walker, J. S. “Instructor’s Solutions Manual for Physics.” Vol 2. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Electrochemical Society, member (2003-present)
  • American Physical Society, member (1995-2020)

ADVICE

Life has plenty of failure and disappointment, so celebrate every victory!

Make feeding your curiosity a lifelong habit.

-Kenneth Menningen

 

FUN FACT

When he was growing up, he wanted to be either a pilot or scientist.

Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Office:
SCI B101
Phone:
715.600.1286

Education

Ph.D. - Physics
University of Wisconsin–Madison

B.S. - Physics
University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point

Courses

Applied Principles of Physics II
College Physics I and II
Electricity and Magnetism
Energy in Today's World
Modern Physics
Optics
University Physics I and II
Unveiling the Universe