Three researchers at UWM have a nearly half-million-dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to dive deeper into exactly how member diversity fosters innovation within engineering teams.
At an age when many people are thinking about retirement, Gonzalo Couto-Lain is thinking about a new career. He receives his UWM degree in May, then plans to work while pursuing a master’s degree. “If you start a career at 60, you have 15, 20 years left,” he says. “That’s not bad.”
Electric cars are wonders of whiz-bang technology, but they have an Achilles heel – their lithium-ion batteries are less efficient in cold weather. Researchers at UWM have come up with a solution.
As a student at UWM, Avi Shaked benefited from a scholarship that enabled him to focus on his studies. That’s why he feels so strongly about giving back. Donations from him and his wife, Dr. Babs Waldman, have helped lift UWM’s engineering program.
Chen, a distinguished professor of mechanical engineering at UWM, is among 3,300 researchers from 900 institutions who have produced a high number of papers that rank in the top 1 percent most-cited in a field over an 11-year period.
Technology being developed by Ryoichi Amano could automatically repair cracks in wind turbine blades, making this important source of green energy safer and more efficient.
The field of engineering has a hard time attracting and retaining women. Two UWM faculty members just published research looking at the reasons why in the May issue of Frontiers of Psychology.
UWM will bring its expertise in microgrid technology to the industry-academic effort “to make the U.S. electrical grid more reliable, greener and less expensive,” according to Adel Nasiri.
UWM alumnus Bob Gutierrez is helping rebuild Wisconsin’s highways – including the massive Zoo Interchange – while remaining sensitive to the impact the work has on the people and places involved.
UWM engineering associate professors Xiao Qin and Troy Liu pore over data pulled from roadside sensors, mobile phones and simple police crash reports, all with the goal of making driving safer.