MADISON – The Mid-west Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) board of directors appointed Corradini chairman during their October meeting. Corradini proceeds MaryAnn Wright of Johnson Controls as chair.

Corradini will serve a two-year term as the chair of M-WERC, a Milwaukee-based consortium of researchers and industry representatives focused on driving the Midwest’s energy, power, and control industry.

“M-WERC is a tremendous force for expanding the Midwest’s energy industry,” said Corradini. “I am excited to be a part of it.”

Corradini, who joined the board in 2013 and previously served as vice chair, is a nationally recognized nuclear energy expert. His recent industry activities include serving as president of the American Nuclear Society from 2012-2013, chair of the French Atomic Energy Agency Scientific Review Committee, and member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advisory Committee. He is both a mechanical and nuclear engineer with research interests centered primarily in thermal hydraulics and multiphase flow.

Corradini also directs the Wisconsin Energy Institute, an energy research meta-center comprised of more than 100 UW-Madison faculty members working to create clean energy technologies.

“Mike has been a tremendous asset to M-WERC and its members, and is an outstanding fit for this position,” said M-WERC Executive Director and CEO Alan Perlstein.  “As board chair, Mike will continue to provide critical research and industry leadership, and help us to expand our strategic partnerships.”

M-WERC was founded in 2009 by three universities and four industrial companies to focus on conducting collaborative and transformative energy-related seed research. It has grown to more than 75 members with an annual budget of more than $1 million. Today M-WERC is dedicated to making the Midwest region the leader in energy, power and controls. It has five core mission areas: technology innovation; market and industry expansion; public policy support; workforce development; and organization development and strategic collaboration.

It encompasses the states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri. For more information on M-WERC visit us online at or follow us on Twitter at @MWERC.