Patrick W. Walsh

Position title: Emeritus Professor: Liability, Recycling


Phone: (608) 265-8152

125 Agricultural Engineering Building
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Pat Walsh Headshot

Program Affiliations

Education and Certificates

  • B.S.E.E. 1971 – Electrical Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S. 1973 Nuclear Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Eng.D. 1974 – Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • JD 1977 – Law, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Fields of Interest

  • Environmental policy
  • Solid and hazardous waste management
  • Energy
  • Disaster management


  • BSE 409 Career Management For Engineers


  • Walsh, P and O’Leary, P “The Problems of Long-Term Post- Closure Landfill Care,” Waste Management World (July-August, 2003)
  • Walsh, P and O’Leary, P University of Wisconsin/Waste Age landfill course, Waste Age (monthly, January,2002-January, 2003)

Expertise Summary

A combined educational background and experience in law and engineering has enabled Professor Walsh to develop a broad program as a specialist for UW-Extension. His programs have focused on the policy and technical questions involving environmental control and pollution prevention, with an emphasis and waste management. He also works on energy related issues, especially renewable energy technologies and conservation. He is also the UW-Extension representative to the national Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), which combines and shares expertise from around the country on natural disaster and homeland security topics.