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  • UWM engineering students compete to create the most bendable concrete
    For the 15th straight year, teams of UWM civil & environmental engineering undergraduate students competed to create the most bendable concrete from scratch. Twenty students formed five teams that designed, mixed and poured original concrete formulas. Their finished products – … Read more
  • In memoriam: Kenneth Neusen
    Kenneth Neusen, professor emerit of mechanical engineering in UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science, passed away Dec. 9 at age 87. Neusen, a Milwaukee native, had worked as a nuclear engineer for Allis-Chalmers before joining the university’s small Energetics … Read more
  • Longer lasting lithium-metal batteries is goal of Niu’s research
    Congratulations to Junjie Niu, a Richard and Joanne Grigg associate professor of materials science & engineering. Niu is a corresponding author of a research paper on improving the energy density and extending the lifetime of lithium-metal batteries. Advanced Materials published … Read more
  • Foundry Educational Foundation awards scholarships to 12 UWM students in engineering and architecture
    The Foundry Educational Foundation awarded scholarships to 12 undergraduate and graduate students for the 2022-23 academic year. Congratulations to the following students, who are studying diverse fields: Materials Science & EngineeringSwaroop Behera, graduate studentOmid Ghaderi, graduate studentDavid Palmer, graduate studentKaustubh … Read more
  • Alumna Lei Schlitz named president of Global Products at Johnson Controls
    Johnson Controls announced in November that they had named Lei Schlitz (’98 PhD Mechanical Engineering) president of Global Products. A researcher focused on heat transfer, Schlitz began her career at Eaton Corporation’s Innovation Center before taking positions at GE Global … Read more
  • UWM honors David Yu for lasting contributions to university
    David Yu, professor emerit of electrical engineering and computer science, was awarded an Ernest Spaights Plaza award during the annual UWM Fall Awards presentation Oct. 19. The award is named in honor of the late Professor Ernest Spaights and is … Read more


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