Chancellor’s welcome

Chancellor Mark Mone invites you to discover how UWM research is expanding what we know.

I’m amazed every day at the sheer breadth of research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and I’m immensely proud of the faculty, staff and students whose commitment drives it forward. As you read this latest edition of UWM Research, you’ll understand why.

Chancellor Mark Mone
Chancellor Mark A. Mone

You will see journeys of discovery that take you from the smallest molecules of life to the farthest reaches of outer space. You’ll learn how UWM is helping revolutionize industries close to home and sharing the stories of refugees halfway around the world. You’ll read about the barely tapped potential of virtual reality and the very real impact of our energy, freshwater and entrepreneurial research.

Our cover story details how UWM physicists contributed to a Nobel Prize-winning quest that’s changing how astronomers uncover the secrets of our universe. We’ll also introduce to you our new Connected Systems Institute, which is partnering with top companies to lay the groundwork for a new industrial revolution.

Our Spotlight on Energy section shows how researchers are developing new possibilities for wind turbines, batteries and biofuel. And our Spotlight on Health & Wellness explores beneficial strategies for children and adults while explaining important battles against cancer and opioids.

Students play an enormous role in our discoveries, too, and you’ll see how in our Undergraduate Research and Graduate Research sections. There is much more inside and online at So, I invite you to read on, and discover why we are one of the nation’s top 115 research universities.

Best regards,
Mark A. Mone