Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference

Thursday, May 5 – Friday May 6, 2016

UWM School of Continuing Education
Plankinton Building, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

merc-register-button.fwThe Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference is an exciting opportunity for federal agencies, industry and academia to come together for technical discussions to advance the nation’s research enterprise.

The FREE event is being led by Adel Nasiri, Ph.D., the college’s newly appointed Associate Dean for Research and will include two days of dynamic presentations related to the market-driven areas of research we are focusing on today:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Biomedical & Health
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Physical Infrastructure
  • Water & the Environment

A complete list of speakers, including UWM researchers, and conference schedule will be announced soon.

Here is a short list to provide a sneak preview:

  • Mark Gottlieb, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Mike Molnar, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology)
  • Barry Johnson, Division Director, Industrial Innovation, National Science Foundation
  • Bob Heideman, Senior VP, CTO, A.O. Smith
  • Jill Engel-Cox, Deputy Director, Energy & Sustainability at JISEA/NREL (Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis)
  • Babu Chalamala, Manager, Energy Storage Systems and Technology Dept., Sandia National Lab
  • Joseph Mait, Chief Scientist, Army Research Lab
  • Alan Perlstein, Executive Director, M-WERC
  • Reza Shaker, Associate Dean, Director, Biomedical and Health, Medical College of Wisconsin, Clinical and Translational Science Institute
  • Brian Thompson, President & CEO, UWM Research Foundation
  • Mike Andrew, Director of Government Affairs and External Communications, Johnson Controls

UWM Researchers

Hear from our scientists and discover why UWM is among the 2% of the nation’s universities and colleges to have earned an elite R1 rating from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the gold standard for assessment.


If you haven’t already reserved your spot, pre-register NOW. Seats are filling fast. No cost for general admission to the conference. Watch for complete agenda in April.


Contact Wendy Pero, pero@uwm.edu or Adel Nasiri, nasiri@uwm.edu.