National Science Foundation CAREER Awards

The National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Award is the most prestigious award given to young academics expected to make a significant impact on their fields. The following UWM faculty have been honored with this award:

Wisconsin Distinguished Professors

The Wisconsin Distinguished Professorship program recognizes and supports professorships in areas of vital or emerging economic significance to the State of Wisconsin. Appointed for a five-year term, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor is an individual whose scholarship and service demonstrates potential impact upon Wisconsin’s economy and who would be judged as outstanding by peers and the public alike. Of the 20 professorships currently funded throughout the UW System, seven are at UWM, and one is a current faculty member in the College of Engineering & Applied Science:

UWM Distinguished Professors

At the pinnacle of their careers, UWM Distinguished Professors have had significant impact on their fields of study. With remarkable productivity, international reputations, and glowing testimonials from peers, UWM Distinguished Professors continue to make significant scholarly contributions to their disciplines. Of the 47 professors who have achieved this status since 1973, 26 remain on the faculty, continuing their leadership role at our university. Two of these UWM Distinguished Professors are active faculty members in the College of Engineering & Applied Science:


Engineering and allied organizations recognize professionals for outstanding professional achievements and contribution to the industry. The following faculty have received this recognition:

  • Ryo Amano, ASME – Mechanical Engineering
  • Alan Horowitz, Institute of Transportation Engineers – Civil Engineering