Dabagh, Wang receive grants to support promising, early-stage research in mechanobiology of wound healing and PFAS adsorbents

Two College of Engineering & Applied Science faculty members recently received Discovery and Innovation Grants (DIG) from UWM’s Office of Research. The DIG program supports high-quality, innovative, early-stage basic or applied research or creative projects that have the potential for later submission at three times the award value through external funding.

Among the 12 UWM faculty selected for funding were:

Mahsa Dabagh
Mahsa Dabagh
faculty member yin wang
Yin Wang

Mahsa Dabagh, assistant professor, biomedical engineering, was awarded a grant for her project “Role of mechanotransduction within wound tissue to characterize and design advanced dressings for non-healing wounds.” Her co-investigator on this project is Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, assistant professor in the College of Nursing.

Yin Wang, Lawrence E. Sivak ’71 associate professor, civil & environmental engineering, was awarded a grant for his project “Elucidating the Role of Dissolved Organic Matter in Regulating the Sorption of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) by Engineered Adsorbents.” His co-investigators on this project are Laodong Guo, professor, School of Freshwater Sciences; and Shangping Xu, associate professor, Department of Geosciences.