Welcome Feng Guo, researcher in technologies to electrify transportation

The college welcomes Feng Guo, an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, who also is a new member of the Center for Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems. Guo specializes in high-efficiency and high-power-density multilevel converters, fast-charging technology, high-speed motor …

Two faculty members giving UWM’s Science Bag shows this semester

Junjie Niu and Prasenjit Guptasarma will each present a show for UWM’s Science Bag series, a live show for older kids and adults that gets into the popular science behind everyday life. In February, Niu, associate professor, materials science & …

Engineering firm GRAEF promotes two UWM alums to leadership roles

Two alumni from the college have been promoted to leadership roles at GRAEF – a Milwaukee-based engineering, planning and design firm – in the company’s structural engineering arm. Steve Rech (’00 MS and ’98 BS, Civil Engineering) serves as the firm’s …

Otieno chosen as fellow of ELATES leadership development program

Associate Professor Wilkistar Otieno is beginning her 2023-24 fellowship in ELATES at Drexel®, a national executive leadership development program.  ELATES at Drexel® is designed to transform women senior faculty, and faculty allies of all genders, into effective leaders within their universities, dedicated to increasing the …

Junjie Niu awarded STEM Forward’s Engineer of the Year

Junjie Niu, Richard & Joanne Grigg associate professor of materials science and engineering, was named the 2023 STEM Forward Engineer of the Year. The award recognizes outstanding contributors to the engineering profession from the greater Milwaukee area.   STEM Forward is …

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella named CEO of the Year for 2023 by CNN 

In a year fueled by artificial intelligence, CNN Business chose Microsoft’s Satya Nadella (’90 MS Computer Science) as its CEO of the Year for 2023, beating out Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang.  After making a multi-billion-dollar investment …

CS alum Ahmad Tafti lands a ‘Eureka Award’ from Oracle

Computer science alumnus Ahmad Tafti (’16 PhD; advisor: Habib Rahman), who is now assistant professor of health informatics in the University of Pittsburgh, has received an Oracle Excellence Award for Research, one of several awards the company bestows on researchers …