Portrait Photograph of Angela Pakes

Angela Pakes

Assistant Director

College of Engineering l Grainger Institute for Engineering

Angela Pakes earned her BS in Geological Engineering with a BS in Geology/Geophysics at UW-Madison in 1996, and her MSE in Civil & Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1997. She joined the Grainger Institute for Engineering at UW-Madison in August 2016. Prior to that, Angela led two research centers in the 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 building projects for UW-Madison including Union South, the Wisconsin Energy Institute, Human Ecology and the School of Education Building. She’s been with UW-Madison since 2006 and is a proud mom of two great kids!


  • Sustainability
  • LEED Green Building Design and Construction
  • Recycled Materials and Reuse
  • Remediation and Environmental Engineering
  • Brownfield Development
  • Women in Engineering
  • Working Mothers