Message from Dean Peters

UWM Joins the Ranks of U.S. Top Tier Research Institutions


DeanBrettPeters-CUColleagues and Friends,

I hope you are enjoying summer after a successful academic year. In this update, you’ll learn it’s been an exciting year here with recent R1 recognition by the Carnegie Foundation and NSF-funded, industry-backed research to fight Ebola and detect water contaminants, develop self-healing metals, and more.

In addition to UWM Distinguished Professor Junhong Chen’s work developing water sensors, Professor Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan has designed a wrench to reduce work-related injuries in utility workers that is now being manufactured by Snap-On Tools. Professor Pradeep Rohatgi began commercialization of metals smart enough to save gas. In this issue, you’ll also learn about NSF-CAREER awardee, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Ramin Pashaie’s research on blood flow and how faculty and students in our Industrial Assessment Center are helping local manufacturers save thousands of dollars and operate with greater efficiency and sustainability. We’ve also received a GAANN grant and are launching a new biomedical undergraduate program.

We capped off the year with our first Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference (MERC). It was an exciting event designed to help us advance our nation’s research agenda with presentations from government agencies, faculty, business and industry. We’ll share the date of next year’s MERC soon. It would be good to see you there.

Best regards for a peaceful and productive summer.


Brett Peters, Ph.D.