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Mark Holdhusen


Professor Mark Holdhusen teaches engineering at the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus. He joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2005. In his tenure he has helped to create new or updated courses in the engineering curriculum. These courses include: Engineering Fundamentals, Engineering Graphics with Computer Aided Drafting, and Engineering Thermodynamics. In addition, Holdhusen has worked to develop Engineering Graphics, Dynamics, Engineering Fundamentals, Mechanics of Materials, and Thermodynamics for online delivery.

He is an active member of the department by serving as secretary for three academic years, webmaster, department representative for position searches, mentor to instructional academic staff, and doing class visitations. He won the 2008 Barrington/Musolf Faculty Research Award and a “Star Faculty” Award in 2009. View CV.

In the community, Holdhusen advises the Wausau School District in the pre-engineering curriculum called Project Lead the Way. He’s a governance board member for the Wausau Engineering Global Leadership Academy (WEGLA) charter school in the Wausau School District. He is coorganizer of underwater robotics club for high school and middle school students. View YouTube projects here.


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • American Society for Engineering Education


Holdhusen, Mark and Cunefare, Kenneth. (2008). “Experimental Vibration Control of a SingleDegree of Freedom System Using a StateSwitched Absorber,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Volume 19, page 1435.

Holdhusen, Mark and Cunefare, Kenneth. (2007). “A StateSwitched Absorber Used for Vibration Control of Continuous Systems,” Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Volume 129, Issue 5, page 577.

Holdhusen, Mark Horner; Cunefare, Kenneth A. (2003). “Damping effects on the state-switched absorber used for vibration suppression,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, v 14, p 551-561.

Kenneth A. Cunefare, Van B. Biesel, John Tran, Ryan Rye, Aaron Graf, Mark Holdhusen, and Anne-Marie Albanese. (2003).  “Anechoic chamber qualification: Traverse method, inverse square law analysis method, and nature of test signal,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Volume 113, pp. 881-892.

Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy

381-D (UWSP at Wausau) and SCI B109 (Main campus)
715-346-3508/ 715-261-6299


Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

M.Sc. - Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology

B.M.E. with High Distinction
University of Minnesota


Engineering Fundamentals
Engineering Graphics with CAD
Engineering Thermodynamics
Mechanics of Materials