Woo-Jin Chang will investigate the effectiveness of an “electric filter” to quickly extract the viruses that cause COVID-19 in as little as one minute from a saliva or blood sample.
The coronavirus pandemic scotched the opportunity for several engineering students to travel to Taiwan for an internship, but now four of them are helping with a project to help battle the disease.
The secrets of success for an entrepreneur really aren’t all that secret, according to four UWM alums and entrepreneurs who spoke at the 2020 Milwaukee Engineering Research Conference.
Students from 10 Milwaukee-area schools are putting their heads together to improve the Milwaukee County Zoo’s trains, with help from UWM and other partners.
Renewable energy expert Deyang Qu was recently awarded a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to fund research on high-energy, solid-state battery systems for electric vehicles.
It’s hard to sell a great idea without something concrete to show. That’s where UWM’s Prototyping Center comes in.
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.