Liao named interim director of WEP

Qian Liao, PhD_Civil and Enviromental EngineeringQian Liao, associate professor, civil & environmental engineering, has been named interim director of the Water Equipment and Policy Center, or WEP, an Industry/University Collaborative Research Center operating under the auspices of the National Science Foundation.

At any time, Liao says, WEP is working with 17 companies and state government agencies, and 11 faculty members on nine funded research projects.

UWM led the establishment of WEP, a catalyst for innovation in North America’s water industry that brings together industry members and researchers to work on promising water technologies.