Metal being heated in a foundry

Associate Professor Nidal Abu-Zahra leads the Materials Science & Engineering department whose faculty are engaged in leading-edge research in areas such as:

  • Materials for energy storage
  • Polymer solar cells
  • Adsorbents and membranes to remove water contaminants
  • Membranes for energy-efficient chemical separations
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Structural analysis of aerospace materials
  • Application of nanomaterials in construction
  • Self-healing metals and advanced metal-matrix composites.
Industry Advisory Board Members
  • Hong Chang, Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
  • Tom Flanaggan, Vice President, Quality & Metalurgy, Ladish Forging
  • Christopher Genthe, Sr. Project Engineer, Materials, Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Rockwell Automation
  • Joe Hamann, Sr. Research and Development Engineer, Rexnord Innovation Center
  • Edward Hummelt, Principal Engineer, Eaton Corp-Innovation Center
  • Susan Kerber, President, Material Interface, Inc.
  • Chris Misorski, Technical Advisor, Mercury Marine Materials Lab
  • Jim Myers, Technical Director, Metaltek International
  • David Palmer, Principal Metallurgist, Modine Manufacturing
  • Kevin Pilon, Vice President, Carpenter Brothers, Inc.
  • Jerry Wilkinson, Manager, Chemical & Metallurgical Lab (retired), Kohler Company

Contact

Contact Info: ceas-materials@uwm.edu

Street Address
College of Engineering & Applied Science
3200 North Cramer Street
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Mailing Address
College of Engineering & Applied Science
P.O. Box 784
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0784

Department Programs

Faculty

Nidal Abu Zahra
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
  • Department Chair, Materials Science & Engineering
Ben Church
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering Department
  • Director, Advanced Analysis Facility
Hugo Lopez
  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
faculty member xiaoli ma
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Junjie Niu
  • Richard and Joanne Grigg Professorship
  • Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Pradeep Rohatgi
  • Distinguished Professor, Materials Science and Engineering Department
  • Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Director, Center for Advanced Manufacture of Materials
Deverajan Venugopalan
  • Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs