UWM Awarded R1

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, NSF-funded, industry-backed research to fight Ebola and detect water contaminants, self-healing metals, and more. Read more.
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Sensors to Adress Ebola and Water Crisis

Citizens in Flint, Mich., and many others doubtless wonder how communities can protect themselves from contaminants. UWM Distinguished Professor Junhong Chen's nanotechnology research has led to discoveries that would detect contaminants and alert people before they take a sip. These same sensors have medical applications and are currently being tested to detect Ebola. Read more.

Metals Smart Enough to Save Gas

Engines that conserve fuel by automatically dialing down internal friction, water pipes that seal their own cracks and iPhones that protect themselves when dropped -- metallurgist and UWM Distinguished Professor Pradeep Rohatgi has invented the futuristic materials necessary to build these smart products. Read more.

UWM-Built Device Shows How Blood Flows

Associate Professor Ramin Pashaie, electrical engineering, received a National Science Foundation career grant to develop equipment with high-resolution imaging that will reveal and quantify the role played by each type of brain cell and how the types work together. Read more.

$6.5 Million Energy Savings Opportunities

There are 24 Industrial Assessment Centers in the United States helping small and mid-size manufacturers save millions of dollars each year. The only one located in Wisconsin is based at the College of Engineering & Applied Science at UWM led by Chris Yuan. Read more.

Wrench Fends Off Injury, Feeds Economy

Snap-on Inc. introduced a new product created by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – an industrial wrench designed to reduce shoulder, hand and back injuries. Professor Naira Campbell-Kyureghyan, Associate Professor Benjamin Church, and alumnus Patrick Dix made and tested the wrench with the input from UWM’s Consortium for Advanced Research in Gas Industries (CARGI), an organization of member companies in the gas industry. Read more.

GAANN Expands Graduate Opportunities

UWM's College of Engineering & Applied Science received $1.1 million to fund 8 to 12 fellowships in biomedical engineering, including biomedical and health informatics. For more information, contact Professor Susan McRoy ( Read more.

Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference

300 attended the first ever Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference (MERC) to hear faculty and guest speakers from federal agencies, business, industry discuss current research in water and the environment, energy and sustainability, advanced manufacturing, transportation and infrastructure, biomedical and health and more. For information on next year's event, contact Adel Nasiri ( Read more.

About UW-Milwaukee College of Engineering & Applied Science

Rated R1 by the Carnegie Classification of Higher Education, UW-Milwaukee’s College of Engineering & Applied Science seeks to expand the boundaries of knowledge and change the world through research, education and technology transfer. Our student body includes 450 graduate students at the doctoral and masters levels and 1,725 undergraduates in seven ABET accredited programs and a new Biomedical Engineering degree program.