Afsaneh Dorri Moghadam came to UWM from Iran in 2011 to work on a doctorate in materials science and engineering. Her specialty is the development of advanced metal matrix composites that have exceptional strength, self-lubricate or self-heal. She has been working with materials for lightweight transportation, energy generation, green manufacturing and national defense. She graduates in May. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
A doctoral student in English, Mary Clinkenbeard researches how people use communication technologies in conjunction with other means of communication available to them, such as speech or facial expressions. She has been studying how Florian Kielich, who has cerebral palsy, shares personal stories using software that translates entries made on a tablet into computerized voices. In addition to Kielich, Clinkenbeard has been working with St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care as well as Variety-The Children's Charity of Wisconsin. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Chris Suchocki, a master’s student in the School of Freshwater Sciences, is studying aquaculture. His goal is to help create sustainable fish farms and reduce pressures on wild populations. He is researching formulated feed that can serve as an alternative to live feed, reducing costs and enhancing sustainability. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Doctoral student Emmanuel Asante-Asamani collaborated with Rust-Oleum, using his math and programming skills to help the company resolve issues with paint separating and settling when shipped long distances. Headquartered in northern Illinois, Rust-Oleum supplies paints, solvents, and other coatings to companies worldwide. Asante-Asamani plans to continue his research in a post-doctoral appointment after graduation. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Laura Voith will graduate in May with a doctorate in social work. Her dissertation explores intimate partner violence from the perspective of men who have used violence against their partners. Here, she is pictured with artwork done by the men. Voith has been working with the Sojourner Family Peace Center and the Alma Center. Her hope is that her research will inform violence prevention policy, practice and research. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Blake Johnson is studying zebrafish with curved spines to learn how scoliosis effects the fish’s swimming and movements. A doctoral student in industrial engineering, he records the fishes’ movement with high-speed cameras and MRI scans to create 3D prints. He is working with the UWM’s Bioengineering, Imaging and Testing Laboratory as well as the Spine Biomechanics Laboratory. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Media studies student Daniel Murphy is writing his master’s thesis on the trends in music album covers and how the artwork on the cover influences the album. His interest grew from his work in the industry, where he designed album art himself. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Whether you’re interested in the science of metal matrix composites or art on album covers, UWM graduate programs provide opportunities to learn and grow through research. More than 4,800 students are studying at UWM this year in 64 master’s degree and 33 doctoral programs. They have come from around the United States and 80 other countries, drawn by programs that recently earned UWM recognition as one of the nation’s top research institutions from the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.