Internal Grant Program Awardees

Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC) Award Recipients

Twelve awards were made in the first year of the Advancing Research and Creativity program, which replaced the Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS) program.

2020

Filipe Alberto
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Genomic underpinnings of gametophyte development and reproductive success in the Giant Kelp Macrocystis pyrifera

Marcus Filippello
Associate Professor, History
Litigating Liberation: Hearing Recaptive African Voices in Colonial Courts

Leslie Harris
Associate Professor, Communication
UWM Co-PIs: Portia Cobb, Associate Professor, Film, Video, Animation and New Genres; Erin Parcell, Associate Professor, Communication
The Gun Violence Project

Christine Larson
Professor, Psychology
UWM Co-PI: Karyn Frick, Professor, Psychology
Role of Ovarian Hormones in Predicting Risk for PTSD

Patricia Mayes
Associate Professor, English
Resources for Repairing Miscommunications in Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Paru Shah
Associate Professor, Political Science
She Persisted: Women Candidates, Electoral Loss, and Intentions to Run Again

Joshua Spencer
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Meta-Mereology

Ava Udvadia
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
UWM Co-PI: Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Identifying transcriptional complexes active during successful optic nerve regeneration

Shevaun Watson
Associate Professor, English
Worshipping History in the “Holy City”: Race, Tourism and Public Memory in Charleston, South Carolina

Alexander Wier
Lecturer, Music
Electrified Percussion: Creating and Recording New Works for Solo Percussion and Live Electronics

Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Development of software for advanced microscopy and tracking of microbeads in solution

William Wood
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Images and Voices of Community Conservation from La Ventanilla, Mexico: Traveling Exhibition Fabrication

 


Collaborative Research Team Development Awards (RTDA) Award Recipients

This program has been replaced by the Team Initiation Program (TIP). The deadline to apply for 2020-21 funding has passed.

2019

  • Topic: The Gun Violence Project
    Team members: Leslie Harris, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Communication; Portia Cobb, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Film; Erin Parcell, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Communication; Kaija Zusevics, Associate Researcher, Center for Urban Population Health; Barbra Beck-Clayton, Associate Professor, Associate professor of Public Health, Carroll University; Debra Gillispie, Founder, Mothers Against Gun Violence
  • Topic: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Improving Communication in the Intensive Care Unit
    Team members: Natalie McAndrew, Assistant Professor, UWM College of Nursing; Jeanne Erickson, Associate Professor, UWM College of Nursing; Jayshil Patel, Physician and Associate Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin; Alexandria Bear, Physician and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin; Jill Guttormson, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Marquette University
  • Topic: When Racism, Equity, and Health Collide: Building Collaborative Team Science on Wicked Problems
    Team members: Julie Ellis, Assistant Professor, UWM College of Nursing; Paru Shah, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Political Science; Sandra Underwood, Professor, UWM College of Nursing; Renee Walker, Associate Professor, Zilber School of Public Health, UWM; Lynne Woehrle, Associate Professor, UWM College of Nursing; Nicole Brookshire, Director, Office of African American Affairs, Milwaukee County; Darryl Davidson, Men’s Health Manager, Health Department, City of Milwaukee

2018

  • Topic: Assistive Technology for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions
    Team Members: Hyunkyoung Oh, Assistant Professor, UWM College of Nursing; Zhi Zheng, Assistant Professor, UWM Biomedical Engineering Program; Jinsung Wang, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Kinesiology; Wonchan Choi, Visiting Assistant Professor, UWM School of Information Studies; Yura Lee, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of Social Work
  • Topic: The Milwaukee Urban Observatory: The Spatial and Temporal Variation of Artificial Light
    Team Members: Dawn Erb, Associate Professor, David Kaplan, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Physics; Arijit Sen, UWM Department of Architecture; Woonsup Choi, Associate Professor, Ryan Holifield, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Geography; Federica Bianco, Senior Research Scientist, Gregory Dobler, Director, Urban Observatory, NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress
  • Topic: Choosing the City: Reinterpreting the Ethnography of Milwaukee
    Team Members: Ermitte Saint Jacques, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of Africology; Arijit Sen, UWM Department of Architecture; Simone Ferro, Professor, UWM Department of Dance; Chia Youyee Vang, UWM Department of History; Ann Hanlon, Head of Digital Collections and Initiatives, UWM Libraries
  • Topic: Reducing Health Disparities Among Vulnerable Populations by Increasing Access to Culturally Humble, Quality Care
    Team Members: Heidi Luft, Assistant Professor, Anne Dressel, Assistant Professor, Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu, Associate Professor, UWM College of Nursing; Rachel Bloom-Pojar, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of English; Melinda Kavanaugh, Assistant Professor UWM Department of Social Work
  • Topic: Improving Treatment Outcomes Among Individuals Undergoing Rotator Cuff Repair
    Team Members: Bhagwant Sindhu, Associate Professor, Brooke Slavens, Associate Professor, Alyssa Schnorenberg, Researcher, Virginia Stoffel, Associate Professor, Ying-Chih Wang, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Occupational Science and Technology; James Topitzes, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Social Work; Hanna Paul, Research Consultant, Karuna Labs; Steven Grindel, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Dara Mickschl, Physician Assistant—Surgical, Medical College of Wisconsin; Robert W. Wilson, External Exercise Science Consultant

2017

  • Topic: Children’s Media Use and Interventions to Enhance Health and Well-Being
    Team Members: Noelle Chesley, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Sociology; W. Hobart Davies, Professor, UWM Department of Psychology; Jake Luo, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of Health Informatics and Administration
  • Topic: Indexing Functional Communication Across Specific Communication Disorders—A Transdisciplinary Approach to Outcome Measure Development
    Team Members: John Heilmann, Associate Professor, Sabine Heuer, Assistant Professor, Shelley Lund, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders; Roger Smith, Professor; UWM Department of Occupational Science and Technology; Dennis Tomashek, Associate Researcher, UWM R2DR Center
  • Topic: Leveraging Big Data to Unmask the Functional Connectome of Attention
    Team Members: Adam Greenberg, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of Psychology; Wendy Huddleston, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Kinesiology; Jason Bacon, UITS Senior Systems Programmer, UWM; Daniel Siercks, L&S Systems Administrator, UWM; Edgar DeYoe, Professor, Andrew Nencka, Assistant Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Radiology
  • Topic: Great Lakes Superfund Research Center: PCBs and Methylmercury—Environmental and Epigenetic Transgenerational Impacts
    Team Members: David Petering, Distinguished Professor, UWM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Hector Bravo, Professor, UWM Department of Civil Engineering; Michael Carvan, Professor, David Garman, Professor, John Janssen, Professor, Jhonatan Sepulveda-Villet, Assistant Professor, UWM School of Freshwater Sciences; Jeanne Hewitt, Associate Professor Emerita; UWM College of Nursing; Paul Auer, Assistant Professor, Peter Tonellato, Professor, UWM Zilber School of Public Health; Kimberley Gray, Professor and Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University; Michael Skinner, Eastlick Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, Washington State University
  • Topic: Mechanisms of Cell Migration and Differentiation in Development and Disease: From Basic Science to Public Health
    Team Members: Jennifer Gutzman, Assistant Professor, Douglas A. Steeber, Associate Professor, Ava Udvadia, Associate Professor, UWM Department of Biological Sciences; Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; Ionel Popa, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of Physics; Paul Auer, Assistant Professor, Michael Laiosa, Associate Professor, Kurt Svoboda, Associate Professor, UWM Zilber School of Public Health

 


Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) Recipients

Fourteen proposals have been selected for funding in the first year of the Discovery and Innovation Grant, a program that replaced the Research Growth Initiative.

2020

Joel Berkowitz
Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Plotting Yiddish DramaWoo Jin Chang
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
UWM Co-investigator: Jorg Woehl, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Dielectrophoretic chromatography system for parallel analysis of single bioparticles

Philip Chang
Associate Professor, Physics
Tidal Disruption Events on a Moving‐mesh

Claire De La Cova
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Investigation of UFD‐2‐mediated regulation of Ras/MAP kinase signaling

Laodong Guo
Professor, Freshwater Sciences
Assessing sources and deposition of phosphorus in Lake Michigan over the last 400 years

Deyang Qu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
An innovative and economical method for the recycling of retired power lithium‐ion batteries

Mohammad Rahman
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Control of a Wearable Upper Extremity Exoskeleton Robot for Rehabilitation

Kurt Svoboda
Associate Professor, Public Health
You vape, I vape, We vape: Acute and potential transgenerational consequences of exposure to nicotine, e‐juice and e‐juice ingredients

Sarah Vigeland
Assistant Professor, Physics
Probing Strong‐Field Gravity with Gravitational Waves

James Waples
Associate Professor, Freshwater Sciences
UWM Co-investigator: Ryan Newton, Assistant Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
Linking water age and microbial growth in a full‐scale water distribution system

Iris Xie
Professor, Information Studies
Universal Accessibility and Usability of Digital Libraries in the Mobile Environment: Developing design guidelines for blind and visually impaired users

Erica Young
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
UWM Co-investigator: Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Developing Tools to Investigate Ecosystem Functions in Model Pitcher Plant Communities

Zeyun Yu
Associate Professor, Computer Science
UWM Co-investigator: Sandeep Gopalakrishnan, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Smartphone‐Based Intelligent Assessment of Wound Healing

Chao Zhu
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
McKean‐Vlasov functional stochastic differential equations with applications

 


Research and Creative Activities Support (RACAS) Award Recipients

Now replaced by the Advancing Research and Creativity (ARC), an internal research funding program for projects in all disciplines and at any stage of development. Funded work must be completed within a 12- to 18-month timeline. Awards are expected to result in scholarly, scientific, and artistic outcomes. The review process uses internal and external reviewers.

2019

Carolyn Eichner
Associate Professor, History
The Mark of Identity: Metropolitan Jews, Liberated Afro-Caribbeans, Algerian Muslims, and the Surname

Deborah Hannula, Associate Professor, Psychology and
Fred Helmstetter, Distinguished Professor, Psychology
Attention Capture by Acquired Fear

Gerlinde Hoebel
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Do Signal Types Not Intended for Mate Attraction Influence Mate Choice Decisions?

Sang-Yeon Kim
Associate Professor, Communication
Finding Meta-Analytic Evidence for a Paradigm Shift: From Cross-Cultural to Inter-Ethnic Communication Research

Andrew Kincaid
Associate Professor, English
The Oceanic Feeling: Ireland and Maritime Fiction

Joyce Latham, Associate Professor, Information Studies and
Milo Miller, Senior Information Processing Consultant, College of Letters & Science
How We Say Who We Are: A Foucauldian Discourse Analysis of QZAP—The Queer Zine Archive Project

Natalie McAndrew, Assistant Professor, Nursing and
Jeanne Erickson, Associate Professor, Nursing
Experiences of Family Caregivers of Patients Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study

Katherine Milco
Lecturer, History
Coptic Martyrdom in the Twenty-First Century

Gladys Mitchell-Walthour
Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies
The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Black Brazilian YouTube Social Justice Activism in a Time of Political Repression

Erin Sahlstein Parcell, Associate Professor, Communication and
Erin Ruppel, Associate Professor, Communication
Difficult Conversations for Military Couples: An Application of the Theory of Motivated Information Management

Amanda Schoofs
Senior Lecturer, Music
Hers, a Partita for the Twenty-First Century Voice

R. Jason Sherman
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Sierra Blanca Archaeological Survey

Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Art & Design
The World After Us

Dazhong Zhao
Professor, Biological Sciences
Regulation of Anther Cell Differentiation by Receptor-Like Kinase-Mediated Auxin Signaling

2018

Margaret Bartlett
Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education
Community conversations for inclusive education: The case of children with dis/Abilities in Namibia

Viktorija Bilić
Assistant Professor, Translation and Interpreting
Translating the Civil War-Era Letters of Mathilde Franziska Anneke

Adream Blair
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Spatial Prosthetics using Gravity Sketch in Augmented Reality

Marcus Britton
Associate Professor, Sociology

Emmanuel Ngui
Associate Professor, Zilber School of Public Health
Hospital Segregation and Patient Mortality Outcomes

Rachel Buff
Professor, History
Terms of Occupancy: Refugees, Migrants, and Public Discourse, 1930- present

Winson Chu
Associate Professor, History
Nazi German Criminal Investigators and Jewish Suicides in Lodz/Litzmannstadt during the Second World War

Stanislaus Husi
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
The greatest landmark of willed moral progress in human history? The Abolition of Slavery and its Implications for Moral Philosophy

Bowles Julie
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Assessing the ability of stromatolites to preserve Earth’s magnetic field

Valerie Laken
Assistant Professor, English
Margot in Winter (a novel)

Elana Levine
Professor, Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies
Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History

Gyaneshwar Prasad
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Evolution of symbiotic nitrogen fixation: Comparing rhizobial interactions with nodulating (Chamaecrista fasciculata) and non-nodulating (Gleditsia triacanthos) basal legumes

Alvaro Rios
Assistant Professor, Theatre
On The Wings of a Mariposa

Caroline Seymour-Jorn
Associate Professor, French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Women Writers and Global Politics in Jordan

Romila Singh
Associate Professor, Lubar School of Business

Nadya Fouad
University Distinguished Professor, Educational Psychology

Edward Levitas
Professor, Lubar School of Business
The role of gender and race in fostering innovation in engineering teams.

Erin Winkler
Associate Professor, Africology
Children’s Cities: Understanding Race, Place, and Power through the Perspectives of African American and Latinx Children Experiencing Homelessness

Erica Young
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

John Berges
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Creatures who live in glass houses: Defining the players in freshwater and marine silicate cycling

2017

Nikole Bouchard
Assistant Professor, Architecture
From Waste to Wonder: Working with What Remains

Liam Callanan
Associate Professor, English
Bird of Paradise: A Biography of Wisconsin Aviation Pioneer Lester Maitland

Sarah Davies-Cordova
Professor, French, Italian & Comparative Literature
Translating Sindiwe Magona’s “Mother to Mother”

Gordon Gauchat
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Democratic Values and the Cultural Authority of Science

Kevin Keenan
Associate Professor, Kinesiology-Exercise Science and Health Promotion
Neural mechanisms contributing to falls in older adults

Emily Latch
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Landscape Genomics for Conservation of the Cascades Frog

Victoria Moerchen
Associate Professor, Kinesiology-Integrative Health Care & Promotion

Rachel Schiffman
Professor, Nursing
Parent-Infant Interaction as the Foundation for Infant Motor Performance

Blaine Neufeld
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Public Reason: Consensus or Convergence?

Barbara Pauloski
Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Using Ultrasound to Document the Effects of Expiratory Muscle Strength Training (EMST) on Suprahyoid Musculature

Michele Polfuss
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Accurate Identification of Body Fat in Children with Spina Bifida: A Feasibility Study

Filip Tejchman
Assistant Professor, Architecture

Dennis Utzinger
Professor, Architecture
Architecture for the Birds

Wei Wei
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
New Dependence Notions with Applications in Insurance and Finance

Anika Wilson
Associate Professor, Africology
The Hills are Alive: Spirits of Sustainability and Earth Shrines in Contemporary Central Africa

Michael Zimmer
Associate Professor, Information Studies
The Zuckerberg Files: Tracking the Evolution of Mark Zuckerberg’s Technological Discourse

2016

Sukanya Banerjee
Associate Professor, English
Loyalty and the Making of the Modern

Anne Basting
Professor, Theatre
Forget Memory: Creating Better Lives for People with Dementia Volume 2

Dyanna Czeck
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Characterizing the geochemical changes in the Beja-Acebuches metabasites due to retrograde metamorphism and fluid flow along the Southern Iberian Shear Zone

Stephen Dornbos
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Understanding the early evolution of multicellular life: A new exceptionally preserved Burgess Shale-type biota from the Ediacaran of western Mongolia

Sandeep Gopalakrishnan
Clinical Assistant Professor, Nursing

Janis Eells
Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Near-infrared (NIR) irradiation in a diabetic mouse model with severe wound healing impairment

Jennifer Jordan
Professor, Sociology
Landscapes of Memory: Forgetting and Remembering in Historical Kitchen Gardens

Dean Nardelli
Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences and

Elizabeth Liedhegner
Laboratory Manager II, Biomedical Sciences
Effects of Naturally-Occurring Regulatory T Cells on Development of Lyme Disease

Timothy O’Brien
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Gender and Judicial Gatekeeping in Civil Rights Law

Tasha Oren
Associate Professor, English
FoodTV: Televisuality and the Transformation of Food into Popular Culture

John Roberts
Professor, Sociology
Methodological Challenges in Archaeological Network Analysis

Erin Ruppel
Assistant Professor, Communication
Effects of Communication Technology Use on Marital Conflict, Arousal, and Depressed Mood

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
Assistant Professor, English
The Optical Vacuum: Spectatorship and Modernized American Theatre Architecture

Tanya Tiffany
Associate Professor, Art History
Visual Culture and Feminine Devotion in the Early Modern Spanish Empire

Jie Yu, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics and
Yue Liu, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Development of a Prototype Lane-based Signal Merge Control System for Freeway Work Zone Operations

2015

Ryan Holifield
Associate Professor, Geography
Urban political ecologies of the working-class city: The politics of producing green space in Milwaukee and Barcelona, 1930-1939

Patricia Mayes
Associate Professor, English
Agency as ‘Distributed’ Action: Investigating the Incremental, Intertextual, and Interactional Construction of What Writers Do

Annie McClanahan
Assistant Professor, English
Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture

Heather Owen
Associate Scientist, Biological Sciences
Morphological and Immunocytochemical Characterization of the feronia4 Mutation in Arabidopsis thaliana Ovules

Robert Schneider, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning and Lingqian Hu, Assistant Professor, Urban Planning
Models to Estimate Pedestrian and Bicycle Commuting at the Neighborhood Level

Paru Shah
Associate Professor, Political Science
Racialized Campaigns in the States: New Questions and New Evidence

Ying Wang
Associate Professor, Art History
Khora at the Mt. Gangdis: Circumambulation of the Snow-Mountain in Tibet

Tami Williams
Associate Professor, English
The ‘Silent Arts’: Modern Pantomime, Symbolist Theater and Dance

Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
PSF Lab: A computational laboratory for the modeling of optical point spread functions

2014

Bettina Arnold
Professor, Anthropology, $15,000
Subvention Funds for the Publication of “A Landscape of Ancestors: Archaeological Investigations in Two Iron Age Burial Mounds in the Hohmichele Group, Baden-Württemberg”

Christopher Burns
Associate Professor, Music, $9,943
A Sensor-Driven Generative Music Platform for Mobile Computing

George Clark
Professor, English, $14,100
The Tree of Diamond/The Hippo Hunters

Derek Counts
Associate Professor, Art History, $14,747
A Fragmented Past: (Re)Constructing Antiquity Through 3D Modeling

Carolyn Eichner
Associate Professor, History, $13,363
The Name: Legitimacy, Identity, and Gendered Citizenship in France

Margaret Fraiser
Associate Professor, Geosciences, $14,962
What Are the Controls on Ecosystem Recovery Following Global Environmental Change? A Geochemical and Paleoecological Case Study Following the End-Permian Mass Extinction

Jennifer Johung
Associate Professor, Art History, $11,367
Vital Dependencies: Biological Art, Architecture, and Life

Yevgenia Kaganovich
Professor, Art & Design, $14,309
grow

David Klingbeil
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $13,311
Peer-Mediated Incremental Rehearsal for English Language Learners

Kyongboon Kwon
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $14,478
The Impact of Emotional Regulation Norms and Emotional Climate of Children’s Social Network on Social Behavior: One Year Follow-Up

Christine Larson
Associate Professor, Psychology, $14,650
Predicting Who Will Get PTSD: The Role of the Neural Circuitry of Fear Extinction in the Immediate Aftermath of Trauma

Robin Mello
Associate Professor, Theatre, $12,500
Whistle Stop Adopt!

Oriol Mirosa
Assistant Professor, Sociology, $14,904
Water Poverty in American Cities

Devin Mueller
Assistant Professor, Psychology, $15,000
Cellular Contributions of Estradiol to Neural Plasticity

Jacqueline Nguyen
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $24,977
Co-PI: Razia Azen, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology
Me, My Choices, and Why Study Phase II: Multidimensional Cultural Identity in Southeast Asian Adolescents

Julie Oliver
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, $25,000
Co-PI: Doug Steeber, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Targeting and Destruction of Tumor and Immune Suppressor Cells in Breast Cancer

David Pate
Associate Professor, Social Work, $14,963
Understanding Low-Income Civil Litigants’ Experiences with Access to Justice Interventions

Neal Pease
Professor, History, $13,830
Remembering a Vanished World: The Jewish Revival in Poland

Changshan Wu
Professor, Geography, $14,866
Estimating Urban Impervious Surface Distribution in Wisconsin Using Spatio-Temporal Analysis

2013

Winson Chu
Assistant Professor, History
Germans, Poles, and Jews in the Making of the “Lodzermensch”: Competing Nationalisms in Poland, 1880-2009

Chris Cornelius
Associate Professor, Architecture
Radio Free Alcatraz: The Nineteen-Month American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island – An Architectural Speculation

Elizabeth Drame
Associate Professor, Exceptional Education
Barriers to inclusive education: A comparative study across West, East and South Africa

Scott Graham
Assistant Professor, English
Understanding the Communicative Process in FDA Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee Meetings: A Methodological Pilot

Rebecca Holderness
Associate Professor, Theatre
The Garfield Play

Chris Lawson
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
The inductive privilege of large samples: Exploring the contextual and cognitive factors responsible for children’s adherence to the law of large samples

Richard Leson
Assistant Professor, Art History
The Material Life of Jeanne of Flanders

Joseph Mougel
Assistant Professor, Art & Design
From Silver Crystals to Landscape Pixels

Susana Munoz
Assistant Professor, Administrative Leadership
Creating Counterspaces of Resistance and Sanctuaries of Learning and Teaching: An Analysis of Freedom University

Mark Netzloff
Associate Professor, English
Extraterritorial Sovereignties: English State Agents in Early Modern Europe

Michael Newman
Assistant Professor, Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies
Play TV: Early Video Games in the Home

Richard Popp
Assistant Professor, Journalism, Advertising & Media Studies
Direct Marketing, Communication Systems, and the Making of American Media Consumerism, 1865-2000

Rafael Rodriguez
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Miniaturization and behavioral capabilities

Aaron Schutz
Professor, Educational Policy and Community Studies
Beyond the Current Canon in Community Organizing

Manu Sobti
Associate Professor, Architecture
The Sliver of the Oxus Borderland: Medieval Cultural Encounters between the Arabs and Persians

Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Rippling Images: undersea, performative, digital printmaking

Daniel Vyleta
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literature
Nazi Criminal Justice and Jews: The Walter Pick Trial

Jinsung Wang
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Hemispheric motor lateralization in active and sedentary older adults

Jun Zhang
Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Information Extraction from Free Text Patient Medical Reports for Breast Cancer Patient Care

2012

Mary Jo Baisch
Associate Professor, Nursing
Bearing the Burden: Identifying Attributes of Allostatic Load in African American Women in An Electronic Health System

Anne Bonds
Assistant Professor, Geography
Enduring Incarceration: Gender, Race, and Post-Incarceration Geographies Survival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Xiaoxia Cao
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Bridging the Distance: The Effect of Media Messages About Human Suffering on Help for People in Need From Another Country

David Divalerio
Assistant Professor, History
The Legacy of the Madman of ü (1458-1532) Through Oral Traditions

Christine Evans
Assistant Professor, History
Between Truth and Time: A History of Soviet Television

Clark Evans
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
An Assessment of Thunderstorm Development Forecast Successes and Failures From Very High Resolution Numerical Weather Forecasts

Marcus Filippello
Assistant Professor, History
Crossing the “Black Earth”: Roads, Environmental Change, and Communal Consciousness in An African Forest Community

Nicholas Fleisher
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
The Semantics of Adjectives in the ‘Tough’ Construction

Frankie Flood
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Digital Craft Research: Data, Process, and Material

Kimberly Hassell
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Co-PI: Tina Freiburger Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Outcome and Process Evaluation of Police Decision-Making in Sexual Assault Cases

John Heilmann
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Developing Linguistic Profiles of Children with Language Impairment

Rene Izquierdo
Assistant Professor, Music
Advancing Chamber Music for Classical Guitar

Benjamin Johnson
Associate Professor, History
Escaping the Dark, Gray City: How Conservation Re-Made City, Suburb, and Countryside in the Progressive Era

Rohit Kate
Assistant Professor, Health Informatics & Administration
Extracting Evidence-Based Practical Guidelines for Laser Phototherapy From Meta-Analysis Data

Elana Levine
Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Constructing Femininity in Soap Opera History

Marcellus Merritt
Assistant Professor, Psychology
A Tailored Stress Management Intervention for Reduced Day and Nighttime Blood Pressure in Young Pre-Hypertensive Adults

Lisa Moline
Associate Professor, Art & Design
The Sideways OED, Memory Palaces and Other Stories: Experimental Interactive Narratives for the Internet

Joe Peschio
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Russian Literary Censorship 1801-28: Preliminary Analysis of Russian Archival Holdings

Sandra Pucci
Associate Professor, Linguistics
Instructed Heritage Language Speakers

Chia Vang
Associate Professor, History
A View of War From Below: History and Memory Among Ethnic Minorities in Laos During and After the Vietnam War

Ying-Chih Wang
Assistant Professor, Occupational Science and Technology
Co-PI: Jay Kapellusch, Assistant Professor, Occupational Science and Technology
Removing Air Bubbles Generated in the IV Lines During the Intravenous Cancer Therapy

Erin Winkler
Assistant Professor, Africology
Racism As a Threshold Topic: Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in a University Diversity Requirement Course

Zengwang Xu
Assistant Professor, Geography
Identifying Potential Epidemic Pathways in the US Intercity Air Transportation Network

2011

Nidal Abu-Zahra
Associate Professor, Materials Engineering
Graphene Based, Ultra-Efficient, Low Cost Polymer Solar Cells

David Allen
Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Spatial Frameworks and Dissent: The Use of Place in the Management of Expression in the U.S.

Elisabetta Cova
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Space, Function and Social Practice in the Roman Houses of Pompeii

W Hobart Davies
Professor, Psychology
Empirical Examination of Effects of Recruitment Approach on External Validity

Janis Eells
Professor, Health Sciences
Photobiomodulation for the Treatment of Retinal Degenerative Disease

Uk Heo
Professor, Political Science
South Korea’s Rise in World Affairs: Power, Economic Development, and Foreign Policy

Lingquian Ivy Hu
Assistant Professor, Urban Planning
Beyond Inner Cities: A Comparative Study of the Spatial Mismatch in Chicago and Los Angeles

Jason Christopher Jones
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages & Literature
Remaking Japan: American Remakes of Japanese Film

N Kundan Kishor
Assistant Professor, Economics
Has Housing Market Wealth Effect Increased Over Time?

Simonetta Konewko
Assistant Professor, FICL
Neorealism and Models of Compassion

Josepha Lanters
Professor, English
The Theatrical Oeuvre of Thomas Kilroy: The Art of Imperfection

Barbara Ley
Associate Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
The Transmediated Culture of Online Pregnancy Support

Colleen Ludwig
Assistant Professor, Art & Design
Elemental Bodies: A Series of Four Immersive Environments with Sensor Control

Genevieve McBride
Associate Professor, History
Front Page Backstory: A Woman Journalist in ‘Jazz Age’ Chicago And
‘Dear Mrs. Griggs’: Readers Pouring Out Their Hearts in the Heartland

Kristen Murphy
Assistant Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Why Students Struggle with Scale Literacy: Identifying Analytical Reasoning Versus Heuristic Processing in Scaling Tasks

Blain Neufeld
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Civic Respect, Political Legitimacy, and Citizenship Education

Markeda Newel
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Using Computer-Simulation to Analyze Problem-Solving Consultation in a Racially Diverse School Context

Terrance Newell
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Examining the Effectiveness of Two Digital Learning Simulations in Increasing Students’ Scientific Problem-Solving Skills

Hanyong Park
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
English Influence on Korean Consonant Category Change

Diana Reddy
Professor, Psychology
Increasing Vaccination for Human Papillomavirus in Economically Disadvantaged Girls and Boys

Caroline Seymour-Jorn
Associate Professor, FICL
Translating Memory and War: Ebtihal Salem’s “A Small Box in the Heart

Heeju Shin
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Increase of Urban-Rural Disparities in Child Health in Peru Between 1991 and 2008

Robert Smith
Associate Professor, History
Battling Racial Colonialism with Legal Activism; Transnational Cooperation Within the Human Rights Bar

Michael Tofias
Assistant Professor, Political Science
For the Folks Back Home: Accountability and Representation in the United States Senate

Ricardo Vasconcelos
Assistant Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
Completion of the Book Manuscript “Who’s Afraid of Anthologies? Anthologies of Twentieth-Century Portuguese and Brazilian Poetry in the Portuguese

Ying Wang
Associate Professor, Art History
White Gold: Art and Salt in Yangzhou, 1700-1800

Carla Wiggins
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
The Use of Health Information Technology in Ambulatory Surgery Centers in Wisconsin

Chantel Wright
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Literature
A Book-Length History of German Gastarbeiterliteratur (Guest Worker Literature) 1955-1990

2010

Joe Austin
Associate Professor, History
Before “Urban Youth”: African American Youth and U.S. Central Cities, 1940-1970

Carla Bagnoli
Professor, Philosophy
A Puzzle About the Authority of Moral Norms

Rachel Ida Buff
Associate Professor, History
Deportation and the Evolution of Immigrant Rights in the U.S., 1935-65

P Shawn Cahill
Assistant Professor, Psychology
The Effects of Rape-Prevention Education on Threat Detection: Tests of Short-Term Acquisition and Long-Term Retention

Noelle Chesley
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Technology Use & Work-Family Processes: Impacts on Psychological Well- Being

Garry W. Davis
Associate Professor, Foreign Language and Literature
Empirical Research on the ‘Interlanguage’ of Immersion Learners

L Raquel Farmer-Hinton
Associate Ed. Policy & Communication Studies
Going to College: Exploring Key Supports and Resources in Urban Schools for Students’ Preparation for College

Kathryn Fonner
Assistant Professor, Communication
I’m Working Here!” Linking Teleworkers’ Boundary Management Strategies to Work-Life Balance, Role Identity, and Stress

Elena Gorfinkel
Assistant Professor, Art History
Indecent Desires, Obsolete Bodies: Sexploitation Cinema, 1960s Film Culture and the Adult Film Audience

Jean Hudson
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Transitions At Gramalote: Evaluation of Coastal Contributions During the Initial Period in the Moche Valley of Peru

Jeri-Anne Lyons
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Therapeutic Efficacy of NIR Photobiomodulation in An Animal Model of Multiple Sclerosis

T Dean Nardelli
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Identification of T Helper Type 17 Cells in the Development of Lyme Arthritis

Timothy B. Patrick
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Developing a Measure of the Accuracy of the Translation of Research Into Practice

David Pritchard
Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication
Adapting Press Law to the Realities of the Digital Age: An Empirical Study of Legal Change in Trial Courts

Marcelino Stuhmer
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Dissecting Identity: Recreating a 17th Century Anatomy Theater to Function As An Alternative Performance and Exhibition Space

Anika Wilson
Assistant Professor, Africology
Strange Bedfellows: International Human Rights Law, Customary Courts, and the Marital Disputes of Malawian Women

2009

Sukanya Banerjee
Associate Professor, English
Loyalty and the Making of the Modern Subject, 1858-1905

Gregory T. Carter
Assistant Professor, History
Wendell Phillips: Unapologetic Abolitionist, Unreformed Amalgamationist

Bruce Charlesworth
Assistant Professor, Film
Retraction

Woonsup Choi
Assistant Professor, Geography
Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Urban Climate in Wisconsin and Minnesota

Stephen C. Cobb
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Novel Multi-Segment Foot Model Based on In-Vivo and In-Vitro Stereophotogrammetric Studies and Clinical Theories of Foot Function.

Luca Ferrero
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Shared Actions, Individual Agency, and the Unity of Plural Subjects

Marcia A. Firmani
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Fitness Cost of Multiple-Drug Resistance in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

Rina Ghose
Associate Professor, Geography
Investigating Citizen Participation in Privatized Collaborative Planning in Inner-City Milwaukee

Leslie Harris
Assistant Professor, Communication
Holy Matrimony, Sacred Covenant, and Legal Union: Marriage and Its Deviations in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Associate Professor, Visual Art
Body: Subject and Site

Maria Del Pilar Melgarejo-Acosta
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Language of Regeneration: The Production of Political Discourse in Colombia and Mexico

Nathaniel Stern
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Embodiment and Minimalism in Internet-Based Art

Jennifer Watson
Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Linguistics
Wild One: A Biography of Selma Lagerlöf

Changshan Wu
Associate Professor, Geography
Mapping Urban Impervious Surfaces Using IKONOS Imagery: An Integrated Approach

Kathryn Zalewski
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Ability-Based Rehabilitation: A Case-Series Exploring Stroke Recovery in the United States

Mo (Maureen) Zell
Assistant Professor, Architecture
New Parking Paradigm: Re-Think, Re-Zone, Re-Use

2008

Lisa Berger
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Social Worker and Physician Administered Brief Alcohol Intervention for Hospitalized Patients

Winson W. Chu
Assistant Professor, History
Polish, German, Or Jewish? The “Lodzer Mensch” and the Politics of Multi-Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century Poland

Christopher A. De Sousa
Associate Professor, Geography
Residential Brownfields Development, Sprawl, and Sustainability: A Demand Side Perspective

Frankie Flood
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Rapid Prototyping and D Scanning in the Production of Art

Ryan Holifield
Assistant Professor, Geography
Environmental Justice and the Cleanup of Contaminated Urban Rivers: A Comparative Study of Areas of Concern in the Lake Michigan Basin

Nan Y. Kim-Paik
Assistant Professor, History
Families of the Wartime Missing and the Return of the Korean War’s Presumed Dead in 21st-Century South Korea

Anna Mansson Mcginty
Assistant Professor, Geography and Women’s Studies
Gender Identity and Activism Among Muslim Women in the Midwest

Lori Neighbors
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
To Weigh Or Not to Weigh: The Demography, Epidemiology, and Qualitative Experience of Body Weight Monitoring for Weight Control

Susan Partington
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
An Investigation of the Relationship Between the Prenatal Environment and Childhood Obesity

Joe Peschio
Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages and Linguistics
The Green Lamp

Arijit H. Sen
Assistant Professor, Architecture
Collaborative Politics of the Contact Zone: White Women in the San Francisco Hindu Temple

Jason Sherman
Assistant Professor, Anthropology

The Margarita Settlement Survey: Ancient Maya Rural Settlement in South-Central Quintana Roo, Mexico

Julia A. Snethen
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Influence of Familial Environment and Decision-Making Patterns on Childhood Obesity

Natasha Borges Sugiyama
Assistant Professor, Political Science
The Politics of Social Policy Diffusion in Brazil

Kristin M. Sziarto
Assistant Professor, Geography
The Scales of Immigrant Regulation and Resistance: A Comparative Study

Tanya J. Tiffany
Assistant Professor, Art History
Diego Velázquez’s Early Paintings and the Culture of Seventeenth-Century Seville

Laura Trafi-Prats
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
A Narrative Study of Elementary Children’s Aesthetic Perspectives of Urban Environment and Change

2007

Christine Calynn T. Cheng
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Algorithmic and Complexity Issues of Sudoku.

Jennifer Suzanne Hruska
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
The Dynamics of Polynomial Skew Products in Two Complex Variables.

Tae Youn Kim
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Using Electronic Patient Records to Measure Pressure Ulcer Prevalence.

Soyoung Lee
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
Phonological Awareness and Nonsense Word Production in Bilingual Children.

Jin Li
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Impact of Surface Properties on the Transport of Microbial Pollutants in Prous Media.

Aims McGuinness
Assistant Professor, History
Rights of Time: Labor, the Working Day, Childhood, and Aging in the United States and Mexico, 1880-Present.

Katie E. Mosack
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Older Russian Immigrant Women’s Health Beliefs and the Treatment of Hypertension.

Jason Puskar
Assistant Professor, English
Underwriting the Accident: Narratives of American Chance, 1871-1935.

Jenifer J. Runquist
Assistant Professor, Nursing
A Pilot Investigation of Fatigue After Childbirth in a Vulnerable Community.

Caorline Seymour-Jorn
Assistant Professor, French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Cultural Criticism in Egyptian Women’s Writing.

Lisa Silverman
Assistant Professor, History
Theater, Photography, and Austrian Jewish Cultural History: Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) and Dora Kallmus (1881-1963).

Michael Tofias
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Understanding Asymmetry in the Colonel Blotto Game.

Catherine Vanderboom
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Identification of Rescue Activities Provided to Home Healthcare Patients.

Florence Vatan
Assistant Professor, French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Mastering Sensibility: The Aesthetics of Flaubert and Baudelaire in Light of Contemporary Medical Conceptions.

Erin N. Winkler
Assistant Professor, Africology
I Learn About Being Black Everywhere I Go”: The Racial Socialization of African-American Children.

Hong Yu
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Effectively Determining the Information Needs From Ad Hoc Clinical Questions Posed for Question Answering.

2006

Michael Brondino
Assistant Professor, Social Work
Development of a Content Specific Reading Test to Link Test Readability to Respondent Ability.

Noelle Chesley
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Contextualizing Care: Informal Elder Care, Employment, and Caregiver Health and Well-Being.

Edward Hinchman
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Evil and the Limits of Responsibility.

Rebecca Holderness
Assistant Professor, Theatre
A Mixed Media Performance
The Observation of Miss Julie.

Wooseob Jeong
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Touchable Online Text and Image Display for Blind People.

Catherine Anne Johnson
Assistant Professor, Information Studies
Investigating the Social Capital of Public Libraries.

Erin Kaheny Olsen
Assistant Professor, Political Science
An Investigation of Circuit Judge Gatekeeping Behavior in Administrative Agency Appeals.

Bonita Klein-Tasman
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Early Autism Phenotype: Head Circumference Growth and Emerging Executive Functioning.

Christina Mararnci
Associate Professor, Art History
The Geometry of Power.

Sandra Martell
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Field Trips to Museums and Student Learning: What Does the Data Tell Us?

J. Carson Smith
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Exercise As a Treatment for Depression in Older Adults: Effects on Emotional Reactivity and Brain Function.

Richard Tierney
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Aristotle’s Concept of Nature.

Luc Vanier
Assistant Professor, Dance
The “E’s of Water”.

Andrea Westlund
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Care and the Self.

Jeb Willenbring
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Problems in Quantum Computation.

Bo Zhang
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Examining the Value of Group Grades in Assessing Student Achievement.

Huimin Zhao
Assistant Professor, Business
Intelligent Symptom-Based Retrieval of Electronic Medical Records.

2005

Daniel Agterberg
Assistant Professor, Physics
Dynamics of Unconventional Superconductors.

Ellen J. Amster
Assistant Professor, History
City of Saints: Political Organization, Geography and Urban History in Fes, Morocco.

Joe Austin
Assistant Professor, History
Global Undergrounds: Graffiti Artists, Goths, and Print-Zines Across National Boundaries, 1980-Present.

Jay J. Bauer
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Voice F0 Responses Elicited By Perturbations in Pitch of Auditory Feedback in Individuals That Stutter and Controls.

Rachel Ida Buff
Assistant Professor, History.
Conjugal Policy: Occupying Asian America, 1945-1975.

Kuang-Chi Chang
Assistant Professor, Sociology
The Social Logic Behind “Offshoring” in the Asian Market: Moving Business and Social Networks Into China.

Steven Q. Dornbos
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Paleocology and Paleoenvironmental Setting of the Early Cambrian Chengjiang Fauna of China: An Early View of the Cambrian Explosion.

Caryn S. Easterling

Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Effectiveness of Electrical Stimulation on Swallowing in Children with Neurologic Impairment with Chronic Dysphagia.

Laura Fingerson
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Food and Physical Activity in Teen Peer Cultures.

Carlos R. Galvao-Sobrinho
Assistant Professor, History
Burial Rites, Funerary Sociability, and Sense of Self Among Slaves and Freed Persons At Rome in the Early Principate.

Prasenjit Guptasarma
Assistant Professor, Physics
Probing Correlated Electron Spins in New Magnetoelectric Materials.

Tracey Heatherington
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Environmetalist Identities in the New Europe: Sardinian Forest Rangers.

Yevgeniya Kaganovich
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Adornment As Extension of the Body.

Jonathan W. Kanter
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Mechanisms of Change in Psychotherapy for Depression.

Sergei V. Kuchin
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Assessment of Std1 and Related Proteins As New Molecular Targets for Safe Antifungal Therapy.

Jeri-Annette Lyons
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
B Lymphocyte Migration and Maturation During a Multiple-Sclerosis-Like Disease in Mice.

Robin Mello
Assistant Professor, Theatre
Stages for Learning: History and Practice of Theatre Education in Public Schools.

James R. Moyer
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Evaluation of a Novel Treatment for Aging-Related Cognitive Decline.

Michael P. Muehlenbein
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Effects of Testosterone Supplementation on the Immune Functions of Obese Men and HIV-Infected Men.

Mark Netzloff
Assistant Professor, English
Before the Grand Tour: English Travel and Migration in Early Modern Europe, 1570-1640.

Kristian Matthew O’Connor
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Do Clinical Functional Tests Predict Knee Joint Mechanics During Play?

Mat Rappaport
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Presences: An Interactive Video Installation.

Stefan Schnitzer
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Quantifying Long-Term, Large-Scale Changes in Temperate Forest Plant Communities.

Douglas A. Steeber
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Defining the Role of Adhesion Molecules in Lymphocyte Migration and the Generation of Protective Immunity.

Kyle Talbott
Assistant Professor, Architecture
A Computer-Aided Architectural Design Method to Augment Creativity.

Hani H. Titi
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics
Mechanistic/Numerical Methodology for Improved Performance of Highway Pavements.

Jorg C. Woehl
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Development of Novel, High Performance Fiber Probes for the Optical Imaging of Single Molecules on Surfaces.

Changshan Wu
Assistant Professor, Geography
Understanding Lyme Disease and Environmental Relationships in Wisconsin – a Remote Sensing and GIS Approach.

Yaoying Xu
Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education
The Effect of Empowering Families of Premature Infants Through Linked Assessment and Intervention on Caregiver-Infant Interactions.

2004

Scott Adams
Assistant Professor, Economics
The Health Insurance-Wage Tradeoff.

Jasmine Alinder
Assistant Professor, History
Left Living: Frank P. Zeidler and Milwaukee’s Socialist Legacy.

Dyanna Czeck
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
When Tectonic Plates Collide: Predicting Strain for Rocks Under Stress.

Scott Drewianka
Assistant Professor, Economics
Causes of Trends in Family Structure: An International Comparison.

Kyle Ebersole
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Determinants of Performance During Functional Knee Joint Stability Exercises in Soccer Players.

Christina Ewig
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Is Neoliberalism Bad for Women? Peru and the Politics of Health Reform in Latin America.

Luca Ferrero
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Decisions for Future Action and Personal Identity.

Judith Franzak
Assistant Professor, English
Struggling Middle School Readers Transition to High School: A Study of Policy in Context.

Bryan Kennedy
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Understanding the Culture of the Brazilian Favela.

Lian Li
Associate Professor, Physics
Atomic Scale Studies of Magnetism in Magnetic Semiconductors by Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscope.

Christopher Papadopoulos
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Understanding and Predicting the Performance and Failure of Optimal Structures.

Adeeb Rahman
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Low-Weight and Low-Stiffness Cellular Metal Alloys for Human Joint Implants and As Bone Replacement.

Joel Rast
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Curbing Industrial Decline Or Thwarting Redevelopment? An Evaluation of Chicago’s Planned Manufacturing Districts.

Gillian Rodger
Assistant Professor, Music
The Early History of American Vaudeville, 1850-1880.

Scott Strath
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Enhancing Physical Activity Motivation in Older Adults.

Rodney Swain
Associate Professor, Psychology
Angiogenesis/Neurogenesis Inhibition and Learning.

Ann Swartz
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Sciences
Determinants of Glucose Intolerance and Insulin Sensitivity in Older Adults.

Min Wu
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Tele-Educational System for Dental Residents Interpreting Oral Cancer Images.

Darci Wutz
Assistant Professor, Dance
Broadway Dances: A Journey Through Time.

Jian Xu
Assistant Professor, French, Italian, and Comparative Literature
Suffering, Representation, and Critical Positioning in China’s Postsocialist Literature and Film.

Vladislav Yakovlev
Associate Professor, Physics
When Dreams Come True: Nanoscopic Non-Invasive Imaging of Living Cells.

Ching-Hong Yang
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Genome-Wide Identification of Virulence Genes in Erwinia Chrysanthemi 3937.

2003

Rene Antrop-Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, Education Curriculum and Instruction
Factors That Latina/O Urban Alternative High School Students Attribute to Their High Academic Achievement and Resiliency.

Razia Azen
Assistant Professor, Education Educational Psychology
Relative Importance of Correlated Predictor Variables: Inference with Dominance Analysis.

Sukanya Banerjee
Assistant Professor, English
Imperial Diasporas and the Politics of Nation-Space: Colonial Identities and Metropolitan Englishness.

John A. Berges
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Mortality in Freshwater Phytoplankton.

Kimberly J. Cosier
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Matters of Concern for At-Risk High School Students in Art Classrooms and Beyond.

Jennifer E. Earl
Assistant Professor, Human Movement Science
Relationships Among Gender, Dynamic Malalignment, and Lower Extremity Injury.

Simone Ferro
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
Dance Research Performance Called “Ear-Walking Woman.

Jill Ann Holman
Assistant Professor, Economics
Alternative Methods of Financing Productive Government Expenditures in An Open Economy.

Susanne Jones
Assistant Professor, Communication
Socio-Psychological and Cultural Variations in the Experience and Expression of Emotional Labor.

William P. Jones
Assistant Professor, History
Dispatches From the War Within: An Anne Braden Reader.

Andrew Kincaid
Assistant Professor, English
Holding the Center: The Geographies of Consolidation and the Emergence of Postcolonial Dublin.

Jin Li
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Effect of Biological Filters and the Removal of Biological Warfare Agents.

Shelley Lund
Assistant Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Effect of Augmented Input on the Development of Grammar By Children Who Use Augmentative and Alternative . . .

Linda Mccarthy
Assistant Professor, Geography
Milwaukee’s Brownfields: Redevelopment and Environmental Equity?

Rebecca Neumann
Assistant Professor, Economics
Sequencing of Domestic Financial Market Development and International Capital Market Liberalization.

Sandra K. Plach
Assistant Professor, Nursing
Anxiety, Depression, and Positive Functioning in Women with Heart Failure: Can Social Roles Make a Difference?

Steven B. Redd
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Terrorism and Foreign Policy Decision Making: Including Emotions in the Calculus.

Robert O. Self
Assistant Professor, History
Century Interrupted: 1968 in American History and the International Imagination.

Hanh Q. Trinh
Associate Professor, Health Sciences
Strategic Response of Urban Hospitals to the Managed Care Market.

Michael Weinert
Professor, Physics
Electronic Properties of Oxide Nanostructure Interfaces.

Dexuan Xie
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
A Fast Algorithm for Visualizing Structure-Activity Relationships of Large-Scale Chemical Databases.

Erica B. Young
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Nutrient Induced Chlorophyll a Fluorescence Transients As a Diagnostic of Nutrient Limitation in Freshwater Microalgae.

2002

Alison Alter
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Economic Expectations and Elections.

Anthony A. Azenabor
Assistant Professor, Allied Health Health Sciences
Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection Modulates Lipoprotein Lipase Activity, Enhances LDL Modification and Contributes to . . .

Robert Burlage
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Isolation of Genes From a Toxic Fungus.

Aaron G. Buseh
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance
Stigma Experienced By Women Living with HIV/AIDS Along the Wellness-Illness Continuum.

Barry I. Cameron
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
The Tempestuous Relationship Between Volcanoes and Glaciers.

Wonshik Chee
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Online Monitoring of Gear Degradation for Automatic Control Systems.

Dave Clark
Assistant Professor, English
Collectivist Individuals: Open-Source Software Communities and the Politics of Technology.

George Clark
Assistant Professor, English
Ropa Rimwe: A Novel in Progress.

Robert J. Eger
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Smart Economic Development: A Performance Study of Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) in Wisconsin.

Anthony J. Greene
Assistant Professor, Psychology
The Organization of Inferential Learning and Declarative Memory: Amnesia and the Transitive Inference Task.

Michael Greenwald
Assistant Professor, Urban Planning
Sitting on Top of the World: The Application of Recently Acquired Orbital Imagery for Land Use and Water . . .

Eun-Ok Im
Assistant Professor, Nursing Health Maintenance
An Internet Survey Study on Menopausal Symptoms Among Asian Women From Six Ethnic Groups.

Bonita P. Klein-Tasman
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Behavioral Characteristics of Children with Williams Syndrome in a Standardized Context: Performance on the . . .

Vincent Larson
Assistant Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Clouds and Forecasts of Weather and Climate.

Steven Mckay
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Globalization Afloat: The Making of Filipino Seafarers.

Christine Miller
Assistant Professor, Nursing Health Restoration
Heart Disease Symptoms and Risk Factors in Black Women.

Graham Moran
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
New Approaches to Therapeutics From First Principles.

Meredith Root
Assistant Professor, Film
The Theatre of the Small.

Ying Wang
Assistant Professor, Art History
Silk, Power, and Gender in Shang China.

Chaoyang Zeng
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Searching the Genes That Orchestrate the Neuronal Cell Fate Determination and Differentiation in the Drosophila . . .

2001

Daniel F. Agterberg
Assistant Professor, Physics, $14,272.00
Symmetry-Based Theories of Unconventional Superconductors

Margo Anderson
Professor, History, $4,130.00
The Proper Role of Population Data Systems in Time of War

Mark P. Bradley
Assistant Professor, History, $14,976.00
Becoming International: A History of Transnational Passions in the Twentieth Century

Dale N. Buechler
Assistant Professor, Elec. Eng. & Comp Sci, $14,777.00
Evaluation of Impedance Measurement Techniques for the Characterization of Highly Localized Regions of Tissue

Christopher A. Desousa
Assistant Professor, Geography, $12,829.00
Converting Urban Brownfields Into Green Spaces

Joan D. Dobkin
Assistant Professor, Visual Art, Arts & Humanities, $10,730.00
Public Art to Promote Public Discourse: An Examination of Welfare Reform in the Urban Environment

Kathleen Dolan
Associate Professor, Political Science, $5,833.00
Voting for Women in the United States

Nancy File
Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction, $8,049.00
Teacher/Child Interaction and Peer Competence in Early Childhood Classrooms

Christopher J. Guse
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance, $14,700.00
Research Design, Development and Implementation of Technical Production Elements of the Play “The Berlin Circle” . . .

Robert M. Hessling
Assistant Professor, Psychology, $14,980.00
Does Explanatory Style Affect the Perception of Support in Romantic Relationships?

Jean Hudson
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, $14,914.00
The Ethnography and Archaeology of Traditional Peruvian Reed Boat Fishing Communities

Teresa S. Johnson
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance, $14,993.00
Breast Feeding Education and Support Home Visit Program

Rhonda K. Kowalchuk
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $5,349.00
The Analysis of Repeated Measurements with Mixed-Model Adjusted F-Tests

Mark Netzloff
Assistant Professor, English, $5,350.00
England’s Internal Colonies: Class Relations, Capital Formation, and the Literature of English Colonialism . . .

A. Andrew Pacheco
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, $14,763.00
A Biochemical Investigation of Nitrification

Dawn H.S. Reinemann
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology, $12,746.00
Project P.R.I.D.E.: Promoting Resiliency in Diverse Environments

Lisa N. Samuels
Assistant Professor, English, $9,266.00
Modernism Is Not Enough: Shaped Readings for New Writings

Lori Settersten
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance
Critical Thinking and Participation in Health Behaviors, $14,998.00

Ting-Ruei Shiu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, $14,999.00
A Numerical Study of Micromachining of Glassy Materials with Nanosecond Laser Pulses At Different Wavelengths

Habib Tabatabai
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics, $15,000.00
A New Method for Damage Detection in Advanced Composite Structures

Virginia Van Dyke
Assistant Professor, Political Science, $8,805.00
Caste, Religion and “Reconversions” in Indian Politics: Hindu Nationalism Confronts Ethnic Mobilization

Linda A. Whittingham
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, $13,055.00
Are There Benefits to Mating Promiscuously for Female Birds?

Hong (Iris) Xie
Assistant Professor, Library & Information Science, $14,426.00
Supporting Shifts of Information Seeking Strategies in Corporate Settings At Digital Age: Implications for . . .

2000

Keith A. Bender
Assistant Professor, Economics
Socio-Economic Factors and Health Status of the Elderly: A Comparative Analysis

Avik Chakrabarti
Assistant Professor, Economics
Taxes and Foreign Direct Investment: U.S. Multinationals in Europe

Kyoung Ae Cho
Assistant Professor, Visual Art
Accumulation / Pattern in Nature

Peter O. Dunn
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Conservation Genetics of the Threatened Prairie Chicken

Anne R. Hansen
Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Suffering and the Prophetic Past and Future in Cambodian Religion and Society: A Study of the Buddha Damnay

Sam Helwany
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics
Estimating Pile Set-Up

Eugenie Hildebrandt
Assistant Professor, Health Maintenance
Exploringsystem and Personal Barriers to Success in the Wisconsin Workfare (W-2) Program

Kyu-Jung Kim
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Development of Three Dimensional Computer Models of the Hand/Forearm Complex Using a New Fuzzy Reasoning Technique

Grace E. La
Assistant Professor, Architecture
The Aperture Analyzed: Reconciliation of Built Form and Context Through the Design of Openings

Lian Li
Assistant Professor, Physics
Understand the Art of Compound Semiconductor Epitaxy

Tasha G. Oren
Assistant Professor, Journalism & Mass Communication
Signal Crossing: Television, Media Policy, and the Formation of Israeli National Culture

Elizabeth A. Skowron
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Stochastic Process Analysis of Parent-Child Communication Patterns in Stress-Affected Versus Stress-Resistant

Douglas W. Woods
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Development and Evaluation of a Treatment for Vocal Tic Disorder

Vladislav Yakovlev
Assistant Professor, Physics
Frontiers of Laser Surgery

1999

Nidal Abu-Zahra
Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering, $12,296
Developing An Expert System to Predict Early Tool Failure in Machining Operations Using Ultrasound Waves

Joseph H. Aldstadt
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, $12,499
Study of the Chemical Speciation of Arsenic in Green Bay By Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and Synchrotron X-Ray

Bettina Arnold
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, $12,450
A Landscape of Ancestors:, Early Iron Age Social Organization & Regional Interaction in Southwest Germany

Phoebe Crisman
Assistant Professor, Architecture, $11,954
Regeneration of the Post-Industrial Urban Landscape: Potentials and Strategies for Design

W. Hobart Davies
Assistant Professor, Psychology, $12,274
Affect, Behavior, and Interaction in Forensic Interviews for Child Sexual Abuse

Christopher Davis-Benavides
Assistant Professor, Art, $11,299
Icon of Power:, a Visual Study of the Assimilation of Santiago

Peter Geissinger
Assistant Professor, Chemistry, $12,402
Experimental Determination of Electric Fields Emanating From Solid Surfaces – How Do Surfaces Catalyse Gas Reactions?

John Isbell
Associate Professor, Geosciences, $12,486
Fluvial and Tidal Sedimentology of Pennsylvanian Rocks in the Appalachian Basin

Kathi Kamm
Assistant Professor, $11,232
The Effects of Occupationally Embedded Activity on Supination By People with CVA

Tomas A. Lipinski
Assistant Professor, Library & Information Science, $7,647
Knowledge Creation in U.S.: Using Copyright Office Registration Information in Public Policy Decision Making

Paul F. Lyman
Assistant Professor, Physics, $12,458
New Growth Methods for Semiconductors

Pamela F. Phillips
Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese, $6,000
In Search of Eighteenth-Century Spain: The Travel Narratives
Of Antonio Ponz

Linda M. Sabatini
Assistant Professor, $12,500
Molecular Basis of Environmental Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Daad A. Saffarini
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, $12,500
Molecular Analysis of FE(III) and MN(IV) Reduction By Shewanella Putrefaciens

Pamela Schermer
Associate Professor, Art, $7,493
The Momento Mori Series:, a Contemporary Exploration of the Vanitas Tradition in Still-Life Painting

Yehua (Dennis) Wei
Assistant Professor, Geography, $12,500
Intraprovincial Inequality in China:, Case Studies of Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces

Joan B. Wolf
Assistant Professor, Political Science, $6,970
Vichy on Trial: Touvier, Papon, and the Politics of Historical Responsibility

1998

John Agada
Assistant Professor, Library and Information Science
Access to the National Information Infrastructure in the Inner Cities: A Survey of Harambee Residents.

Kristin E. Espinosa
Assistant Professor, Sociology
The Effects of Welfare Reform on Mexican Immigrants in Milwaukee: A Pilot Study.

Vicki Grafentin
Assistant Professor, Art
New Sculptural Drawings.

Carol Hirschmugl
Assistant Professor, Physics
Infrared Investigations of Water-Oxide Interactions.

Goldie Kadushin
Assistant Professor, Social Welfare
Ethical Dilemmas of Social Workers in Home Health Care.

Jeffrey Merrick
Associate Professor, History
Domestic Conflict and Political Consciousness in 18th Century Paris.

Ethan V. Munson
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Representing and Analyzing Relationships Among Software Documents with the Software Concordance.

Marina Perez De Mendiola
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Visibility and Figurability: Latin America in French Contemporary Literature.

Sandra L. Pucci
Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Spanish Language Literacy Maintenance in One Latino/Mexicano Community.

Michael K. Reddy
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
The Biochemistry of Protein-DNA Interactions: Vaccinia Virus As a Eukaryotic Model System.

Sylvia Schafer
Assistant Professor, History
Citizenship, Public Assistance and the Politics of Difference in Modern France, 1840-1940.

Marlene M. Schmid
Assistant Professor, Health Restoration
A Study on the Development of Clinical Decision Algorithms.

Alan W. Schwabacher
Assistant Professor, Chemistry
Self-Assembled Receptors: A Route to Highly Selective Binding.

Rhea E. Steinpreis
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Treating Parkinsonian Symptoms with MK801 in An Animal Model.

Karudapuram E. Supriya
Assistant Professor, Communication
Cultural Memory, Identity, and Ethnography
British India As a Site.

Rodney A. Swain
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Cerebellar Angiogenesis: Its Determinants and Impact on Behavior.

Kyle Swanson
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
The Role of Atmospheric Dynamics in the Response of the Temperate Climate to El Nino.

Hanh Q. Trinh
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Strategic Management in the Hospital Industry: Alliance Versus Competition.

Yehua Wei
Assistant Professor, Geography
Intra-Provincial Inequality in Post-Mao China: Case Studies of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Henan, and Yunnan Provinces.

1997

Fred Anapol
Anthropology
Expression of Genes for Slow- and Fast-Twitch Myosin Adenosine Triphosphatase in Developing Muscle.

Mark Bradley
History
Culture and Imperial Order in Southeast Asia, 1860-1910.

Virginia L. Carlson
Urban Planning
Women’s Wages and Industry Decentralization.

Lane Hall
Art
We Are Your Kinsmen’ Large-Format Print Installation.

George W. Hanson
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Electromagnetic Modeling of Complex Dielectric Mines in a Layered Earth.

Fred J. Helmstetter
Psychology
Real-Time Functional Imaging of Learning in the Human Brain.

Jonathan Kahl
Geosciences
Creation of a Polar Standard Atmosphere.

Mark Keane
Architecture
Wright.

Judith T. Kenny
Geography
Cultivating the Garden City: Politics and the Public Aesthetics of Bangalore, India.

Joan Liaschenko
Health Maintenance
The Work and Ethics of Nurse Managers: Analysis of Postdoctoral Data.

John W. Norbury
Physics
Search for An Intermediate Mass Higgs Boson.

Kathryn M. Olson
Communication
Shared Power, Contested Memory, and the Rhetorical Presidency.

Zhong-Ren Peng
Urban Planning
Development of An Integrated Land Use, Travel Behavior, and Air Quality Model.

Diane M. Reddy
Psychology
Project IMPACS: Improving Mammography Participation and Cancer Survivability.

Lex Renda
History
Midterm Congressional Decline: Federalism, Incumbency, and Negative Voting.

Linda A. Whittingham
Biological Sciences
Historical and Ecological Components of Behavior in Birds.

Michael D. Wilson
English
Hopaki: An Historical Novel.

Jane L. Witten
Biological Sciences
Cellular Distribution, Developmental Changes, and Hormonal Regulation of Potassium Ion Channels in the Nervous System.

1996

Melissa Hickman Barlow
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Policing Black Milwaukee: A History of Relations Between Police and African Americans.

Leslie Bellavance
Professor, Art
‘Silhouette’: An Exploration of Computer Imaging and Experimental Offset Printing in the Production of An Art Work.

Hector Bravo
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
Model for the Transport and Longitudinal Dispersion of Conservative Pollutants in Real Streams.

Lisa Dieker
Assistant Professor, Exceptional Education
Evaluating the Use of Cooperative Teaching.

Pamela Downing
Associate Professor, English and Comparative Literature
Socioeconomic Class and Interactive Language Use in the Home: Two Case Studies.

Sumanta Guha
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Computational Topology.

Peter Haddawy
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Intelligent Control of Computer Vision.

Sara Hoot
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Evolutionary and Phytogeographic Patterns in the Proteaceae Based on Molecular Data.

Elizabeth Kraemer
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Student Learning, Classroom Climate and Student Behavior.

Susie Lamborn
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Interviews with Ethnic Youth: Perceptions of Parenting Style and Adjustment.

Chiu-Tai Law
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Light- Induced Waveguides and Switches.

Janet Lilly
Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance
Solo Works.

Steve Mccole
Assistant Professor, Human Kinetics
Effect of Aging and Hormone Replacement Therapy on Blood and Plasma Volumes in Post-Menopausal Women.

Hamid Mohtadi
Associate Professor, Economics
Human Capital, Specialization and Economic Growth: An Empirical Analysis.

Terry Nardin
Professor, Political Science
The History of International Political Theory.

Panivong Norindr
Associate Professor, French and Italian
Pierre Loti in Morocco: Promoting Literary Impressionism and An Exotic Vision of the World.

Brian Reilly
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences
Complement Component C4 and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

Karen E. Riggs
Assistant Professor, Mass Communication
Elderly Women and Television Mysteries: Ritual and Late Life Experience.

Dilano Saldin Associate Professor, Physics; and Wilfred Tysoe Professor, Chemistry
Looking At Atoms and Molecules on Surfaces.

Scott V. Solberg
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
UWM – Comprehensive Assessment and Retention Programming.

 


Research Growth Initiative® (RGI) Award Recipients

Now replaced by the Discovery and Innovation Grant (DIG) program, RGI was a seed funding program to support high-quality research projects in the early stages.

2019

Fifteen proposals have been selected for funding in the 2019-2020 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

Alexander Arnold
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Pharmacological Characterization of Calcitroic Acid as an Anti-Inflammatory

Dawn Erb
Associate Professor, Department of Physics
The Extreme Census of the Local Universe: The Most Highly Ionized Galaxies in the Northern Sky

Wendy Huddleston
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology – Integrative Health Care & Performance
UWM Co-PI: Adam Greenberg, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
Individual Differences in Voxel-wise Mapping of Attention Fields in the Human Motor System

John Isbell
Distinguished Professor, Department of Geosciences
Strata of the late Paleozoic Ice Age in Namibia and Mozambique: their significance in determining the timing and extent of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age

Jeffrey Karron
Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Understanding the effects of pollinator loss on mating patterns and gene dispersal in a native flowering plant species

Nikolai Kouklin
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Cadmium Arsenide for Electrical Power Generation and Heat Waste Recovery

Sergei Kuchin
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Mitochondrial regulation of yeast AMPK and its role in aging

Xiaoli Ma
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Metal-Organic Framework Membranes for the Separation of C4-Hydrocarbons

Shama Mirza
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
UWM Co-PI: Ava Udvadia, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
A new therapeutic strategy for the treatment of glioblastoma via ASAH1 inhibition

Junjie Niu
Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Developing Novel Hybrid Composites Via Tailoring The Interface As Electrode For High Capacity Batteries At Cold Conditions

Ionel Popa
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics
UWM Co-PI: Valerică Raicu, Professor, Department of Physics
Development of a hybrid force-clamp rheometry – fluorescence approach to study the mechanical response of biomaterials

Konstantin Sobolev
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
UWM Co-PI: Michael Nosonovsky, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Superhydrophobic and Photocatalytic Anticorrosive (XPAC) Coatings

J. Rudi Strickler
Distinguished Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
UWM Co-PIs: Ryoichi Amano, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Peter Hinow, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Discovering how aquatic ectoparasites find their hosts: Transforming an entomological instrument to investigate olfaction in external parasites of fish

Yongjin Sung
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
4-D fluorescence imaging cytometer with high spatiotemporal resolution

Jian Zhao
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
UWM Co-PIs: Konstantin Sobolev, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Yue Liu, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering; Nathan Salowitz, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Smart Concrete for Data-Driven Infrastructure Maintenance

2018

Twenty-one proposals have been selected for funding in the 2018-2019 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation. Of these, ten were from first time recipients.

Daniel Agterberg
Professor, Department of Physics
Topology, symmetry, and superconductivity in quantum materials

Margo Anderson
Distinguished Professor, Department of History
The Encyclopedia of Milwaukee
UWM Co-PI: Amanda Seligman, Professor, Department of History

Mark Dietz
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Controlled porosity supports for improved extraction chromatographic separations

Alison Donnelly
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Determining the contribution of the shrub layer to overall forest phenology using in situ observations and remote sensing metrics

Roshan D’Souza

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Novel Algorithms for Post Processing 4D Flow Data for Non-invasive Quantification of Patient-specific Hemodynamics

Clark Evans
Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
A Climatology of Indirect Tropical Cyclone Interactions

Sandeep Gopalakrishnan
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing
Attenuation of Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Immune Dysregulation by NIR Photobiomodulation in Diabetic Wound Healing
UWM Co-PIs Janis Eells, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences; Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry; Mahsa Ranji, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Sergey Kravtsov
Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences
Role of mesoscale coupling in the dynamics of an idealized ocean-atmosphere model

Michael Laiosa
Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Regulation of cellular respiration by the Aryl hydrocarbon receptor during hematopoiesis
UWM Co-PI: Shama Mirza, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Yue Liu
Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Integrating Big Data-Driven Approach into a Simulation-Based Dynamic Traffic Assignment Model for Work Zone Impacts Assessment

Gladys Mitchell-Walthour
Assistant Professor, Department of Africology
Political Opinions and Behavior of Afro-Brazilian and African-American Women Social Welfare Recipients

Michael Nosonovsky
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Acoustic Real-Time Detection of Pathogens and Nanoparticles in Water and their Removal

A. Andrew Pacheco
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Conformational gating of Mycobacterium tuberculosis truncated Hemoglobin N

Ramin Pashaie
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Functional Imaging in The Central Nervous System via Optical Coherence Tomography

Mahsa Ranji
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Optical Imaging of Diabetic Brain Metabolism and Vasculature
UWM Co-PI: Ramin Pashaie, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Department of Art & Design
The World After Us: speculative media sculpture

Katharine Wells
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History
Uncanny Revivals: Designing Early America during the Rise of Fascism

Dietmar Wolfram
Professor, School of Information Studies
The Future of Peer Review in the Open Science Era: Can Transparency Address Current Concerns?

Shangping Xu
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
Development of improved zero valent iron nanoparticles for environmental remediation using fractioned humic substances
UWM Co-PI: Yin Wang, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

Jie Yu
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Multi-Dimensional Assessment of Transit System Efficiency and Incentive-based Subsidy Allocation

Jun Zhang
Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
Deep learning applied to iterative reconstruction for CT imaging

2017

Eighteen proposals have been selected for funding in the 2017-2018 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

Joseph Aldstadt
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Development of a Novel Sequential Injection-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance System for the Determination of Synthetic Cathinones in Forensic Samples

Dyanna Czeck
Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
Pathways for water in quartz grains: exploring mineral weakening during deformation

Rani El Hajjar
Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Magnetostrictive Smart Composites for Fused Deposition 3D-Printing
UWM Co-PI: Chui-Tai Law, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering

Jennifer Gutzman
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Molecular mechanisms that mediate basal constriction in the developing brain

M. Mahmun Hossain
Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Synthesis of All-Carbon alpha-Aryl Quaternary Carbonyl Compounds

Nadine Kozak
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Assessing the Implementation of CIPA-Mandated Internet Filtering in U.S. Public Libraries
UWM Co-PI: Michael Zimmer, Associate Professor, Information Studies

Dean Nardelli
Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences
Treatment of Lyme Arthritis with Induced Regulatory T Cells

Ryan Newton
Assistant Professor, School of Freshwater Sciences
Integrating Nutrition Evaluation with Host Microbiome Characterization to Develop Cost Effective Feeds for Yellow Perch Aquaculture
UWM Co-PI: Dong-Fang Deng, Senior Research Scientist, Freshwater Sciences

Gyaneshwar Prasad
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Understanding the mechanism of rice colonization by Rhizobium sp. IRBG74 and enhancing its potential for rice growth promotion
UWM Co-PI: Dazhong Zhao, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences

Patricia Richards
Senior Scientist, Department of Anthropology
The Milwaukee County Poor Farm Cemetery Project

Christopher Quinn
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Investigation of mechanisms that regulate axon branch stability

Peter Schwander
Associate Professor, Department of Physics
3D Molecular Movies and Energy Landscapes of Viruses by Lensless X-Ray Microscopy

Ava Udvadia
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Master regulatory transcription factors driving stage specific regeneration of CNS axons
UWM Co-PI: Paul Auer, Assistant Professor, Zilber School of Public Health

Lingfeng Wang
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering
A Game-theoretic Framework for Integrated Cyber-Physical-Human Risk Assessment and Security Management in Smart Grid

Yin Wang
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Development of modified iron oxide adsorbents for removal of hexavalent chromium from water

Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Electrically induced trapping and separation of single molecules and nanoparticles
UWM Co-PI: Woo Jin Chang, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Changshan Wu
Professor, Department of Geography
Examining Uncertainties in Spectral Mixture Analysis of Remotely Sensed Imagery

Dazhong Zhao
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
Identifying the Novel Role of Carbonic Anhydrase in Arabidopsis Anther Development

2016

Fifteen proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2016-2017 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation. Four assistant professors, five associate professors, and six full professors received awards.

Derek Counts
Professor, Art History
From Scanner to Scholar: The publication of 3D models in the digital age

David Frick
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Viral helicase disruption of pattern recognition receptors
UWM Co-PI: Valerica Raicu, Physics

Karyn Frick
Professor, Psychology
Mechanisms of estrogenic regulation of dendritic spines in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus

Peter Geissinger
Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Luminescence-lifetime-based, simultaneous measurement of multiple metal ion concentrations in water for use on a real-time optical fiber sensor platform

Adam Greenberg
Assistant Professor, Psychology
The universal nature of topographic maps as the structural foundation of attention
UWM Co-PI: Wendy Huddleston, Kinesiology

John Isbell
Professor, Geosciences
Carboniferous and Permian strata in Brazil and surrounding areas: their significance in determining the timing and extent of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age

Junjie Niu
Assistant Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Scalable synthesis of air-stable ultra-small Al nano-composites for high-performance Li-Al batteries

Margaret Noodin
Assistant Professor, English; Director, Electa Quinney Institute
Ganawendamaw: Emerging Anishinaabe environmental ideologies
UWM Co-PIs: Patricia Mayes, English; Bernard Perley, Anthropology

Ionel Popa
Assistant Professor, Physics
A hybrid magnetic tweezers-FRET technique to study the mechano-chemistry of proteins involved in cellular mechano-transduction
UWM Co-PI: Valerica Raicu, Physics

Joel Rast
Associate Professor, Political Science
The Dual City: Policy paradigms and housing reform in twentieth century Chicago

Rafael Rodriguez Sevilla
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Signal ontogeny and phonology in vibrational insects

Alan Schwabacher
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Optical sensor arrays for metal ion detection
UWM Co-PI: Peter Geissinger, Chemistry & Biochemistry

Ching-Hong Yang
Professor, Biological Sciences
Development of virulence-specific therapeutics in Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Chris Yingchun Yuan
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Integrated study of capacity fading on next generation lithium ion battery for electric vehicles

Mo Zell
Associate Professor, Architecture
Kinetic Learning Lights: Prototypes

2015

Twelve proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2015-2016 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation. One Distinguished Professor, five full professors, three associate professors, and three assistant professors received awards. Six recipients are first-time RGI awardees.

Daniel Agterberg
Professor, Physics
High Temperature Superconductors: Pair Density Wave Order in the Pseudogap Phase

Joel Berkowitz
Professor, Foreign Languages and Literature
Preserving the Legacy of the Yiddish Theatre in the Digital Age

Patrick Brady
Professor, Physics
Astrophysics of Extreme Environments
UWM Co-PIs: Philip Chang, Jolien Creighton, Dawn Erb, David Kaplan, Alan Wiseman, Xavier Siemens, Physics

Michael Carvan
Associate Professor, Freshwater Sciences
Epigenetic Transgenerational Impacts of Great Lakes Chemicals of Concern
UWM Co-PIs: David Petering, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Hector Bravo, Civil and Environmental Engineering; David Garman, John Janssen, Freshwater Sciences; Junhong Chen, Mechanical Engineering; Peter Tonellato, Public Health

Carol Hirschmugl
Professor, Physics
Fluorescence imaging and mid infrared spectroscopy of diabetic retinopathy
UWM Co-PIs: Mahsa Ranji, Electrical Engineering

Emily Latch
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
A landscape genomics framework to study introgression in non-model species

Robin Mello
Associate Professor, Theatre
A Tale of Scale
UWM Co-PI: Jean Creighton, Physics

Adel Nasiri
Professor, Electrical Engineering
Integration of Batteries and Li-Ion Capacitors to Extend Battery Life in Vehicle Start Stop Applications

Xiaohua Peng
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hydrogen Peroxide Activated Quinone Methide Prodrugs for Tumor-Specific Destruction
UWM Co-PI: Alexander Arnold, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Aleksandra Snowden
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice
Off-Premise Alcohol Outlet Characteristics and Milwaukee Violence Rates

Xuexia Wang
Assistant Professor, Public Health
Methods to Detect Gene-Environment Interactions in Secondary Cancers

Michael Weinert
Distinguished Professor, Physics
Band Offsets in Lateral Junctions of 2-D materials,
UWM Co-PI: Lian Li, Physics

2014

Seventeen proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2014-2015 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

Four proposals from Biological Sciences were funded, as well as three from Chemistry and Biochemistry. Seven full professors and seven associate professors earned awards, as well as three assistant professors.

S. Scott Graham
Assistant Professor, English
Evaluating the Impacts of Lay Stakeholder Inclusion and Industry Affiliations on FDA Pharmaceuticals Policy Decision-Making
Co-PIs: William Keith, Professor, English; Sang-Yeon Kim, Assistant Professor, Communication

Laodong Guo
Professor, Freshwater Sciences
Evaluating Reservoir Effects Of Radiocarbon and its Use For Tracking Carbon Dynamics in Lake Michigan

Guilherme Indig
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Intraoperative Fluorescence Imaging and Photodynamic Therapy Of Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Jeffrey Karron
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Understanding the Evolutionary Tug-Of-War Between Male and Female Function in Hermaphroditic Flowering Plants

Vincent Larson
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
From Cloud Parameterization to Subgrid Variability Parameterization

Chiu Law
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Chirped Fiber Optical Current Sensor
Co-PIs: Rani El-Hajjar, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering & Mechanics

Mark McBride
Professor, Biological Sciences
Novel Cellulose Utilization System of Cytophaga hutchinsonii

Graham Moran
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Redefining Renalase: The Discovery of a New Enzymatic Activity

Hanyong Park
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
Longitudinal L2 learning of Korean coronal obstruents in perception and production

Donna Pasternak
Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
How are English teacher preparation programs educating English teachers to teach into the 21st century? A study of the current practices used to educate English teachers in a time of teacher accountability.

David Petering
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Revealing the Cadmium Proteome with Metalloproteomic Methods

Ora John Reuter
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Political Machines at Work: Voter Mobilization and Electoral Subversion in the Workplace

Linda Whittingham
Professor, Biological Sciences
Genetic and Physiological Mechanisms of Ornament Expression in a Warbler

William Wood
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Participatory Community Museum Exhibition Development for Mangrove Conservation Education at Ventanilla, Oaxaca, Mexico: Formative Exhibition Evaluation

Iris Xie
Professor, Information Studies
Universal Accessibility of Digital Libraries: Design of Help Mechanisms for Blind Users
Co-PIs: Rakesh Babu, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies; Wooseob Jeong, Associate Professor, School of Information Studies

Dazhong Zhao
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Determining the SERK1/2-EMS1 Receptor Kinase Complex in Cell Differentiation
Co-PIs: Valerica Raicu, Associate Professor, Physics

Chao Zhu
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
On Nonnegative Stochastic Processes and Their Financial Applications

2013

Thirty-two proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2013-2014 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

Twenty awards went to assistant professors, six to associate professors, and six to full and Distinguished professors.

The departments of Biological Sciences and Mechanical Engineering each earned four awards; Electrical Engineering, Geosciences, and mathematical Sciences each received three.

George Barganier
Assistant Professor, Africology
Fanon’s Children: The Black Panther Party and the Rise of the Crips and Bloods

Anne Basting
Associate Professor, Theatre
Arts At Home

Julie Bowles
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
The Long Valley Volcanic Field: Constraining the Geomagnetic Field and Local Volcanic Processes

Woo Jin Chang
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Paper-fluidic electrochemical heavy metal detection

Junhong Chen
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Exploration of Graphene-Based Nanohybrids for Electrocatalysis

Thomas Consi
Assistant Professor, Freshwater Sciences
A Prototype Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Tracking Radio-Tagged Sturgeon

Madhusudan Dey
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Mechanistic Insights into Ire1-HAC1/Xbp1 Signaling Pathway
Co-PIs: David Frick, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Peter Dunn
Professor, Biological Sciences
Immunogenetics of an endangered bird

Rani El-Hajjar
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Scaffolding and Forming Methods for Scalability of Thermosetting Nanocellulose Composites
Co-PIs: Krisha Pillai, Mechanical Engineering

Jennifer Gutzman
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Regulation of cell shortening during brain morphogenesis

Weon Shik Han
Assistant Professor, Geosciences
Themorphysically Driven One, Two, and Three-Phase Fluids Transitions of Geologically Stored Supercritical CO2: Combination of Theoretical, Numerical and Field Studies
Co-PIs: Chang Soo Kim, Materials Science and Engineering

Fred Helmstetter
Professor, Psychology
Dissecting cortical-subcortical interactions in the regulation of fear memory with optogenetics
Co-PIs: Devin Mueller, Psychology; Ramin Pashaie, Electrical Engineering

Mohd Helwany
Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Thermomechanical Behavior of Energy Piles
Co-PIs: Tien-chien Jen, Mechanical Engineering; Adel Nasiri, Electrical Engineering

Gerlinde Hoebel
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Cross-modal interactions and leader preferences

Yi Hu
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Electroacoustic Stimulation

Kyongboon Kwon
Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Emotional Socialization in the Social Network of Late Elementary Children: The Impact on Prosocial, Aggressive, and Withdrawn Behaviors

Istvan Lauko
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Novel optical detection of discrete layers in Lake Michigan ecosystem structure
Co-PIs: Carmen Aguilar-Diaz and Russell Cuhel, Freshwater Sciences

Ying Li
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Efficient Solar-Driven CO2 Reforming of Methane by Novel Composite Catalysts

Lindsay McHenry
Associate Professor, Geosciences
Hydrothermal Alteration of high Fe Icelandic Basalts, Analog for Mars Aqueous Processes
Co-PI: Barry Cameron, Geosciences

James Moyer Jr
Associate Professor, Psychology
Neurobiological Analyses of Aging-Related Deficits in Cognitive Flexibility
Co-PIs: Jeri-Anne Lyons, Biomedical Sciences

Wilkistar Otieno
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Investigating Reverse Supply Chains and Remanufacturing Processes as Feasible Alternatives to Product Recovery
Co-PIs: Vishnuteja Nanduri, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Anthony Ross, Lubar School of Business

Ramin Pashaie
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Interrogation of Cortical Dynamics via Optogenetic-mElectroCorticoGraphy

Anne Pycha
Assistant Professor, Linguistics
Explaining phonological patterns with memories

Mahsa Ranji
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Optical imaging techniques for early detection of radiation-induced lung injury

Paru Shah
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Candidate Characteristics in Local Elections: Developing a Data Curation Community

Kurt Svoboda
Associate Professor, Public Health
Neural crest cell development in zebrafish: Anatomical analysis in 3-dimensional space

Tanya Tiffany
Associate Professor, Art History
Visual Culture and Feminine Devotion in the Early Modern Spanish Empire

Anastasios Tsonis
Distinguished Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Climate models: A new Babel?
Co-PIs: Kyle Swanson, Mathematical Sciences

Ying-chih Wang
Assistant Professor, Occupational Science and Technology
Translating Modified Ashworth Scale into Neurophysiological, Quantitative Kinematic and Kinetic Values
Co-PIs: Jay Kapellusch and Roger Smith, Occupational Science and Technology

Dexuan Xie
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
New Nonlocal Continuum Electrostatic Models and Their Fast Numerical Solvers

Zengwang Xu
Assistant Professor, Geography
Modeling the diffusion and intervention of H5N1 in a realistically connected population in Milwaukee city: a social spatial network approach

Chris Yuan
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable Development of High Capacity Lithium Ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

2012

Thirty-nine proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2012-2013 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

Fifteen awards went to assistant professors, 13 to associate professors, and 11 to full professors.

Daniel Agterberg
Professor, Physics
Theory of the Electron Gas at Oxide Interfaces

Filipe Alberto
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Metapopulation Genetics of Giant Kelp Macrocystis Pyrifera in Southern California Bight

Ryoichi Amano
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Wastewater Management Using Sewage Aerator and Separator Cyclones

Alexander Arnold
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Vitamin D Receptor-Coregulator Interactions As Anticancer Targets

Ferne Bronson
Professor, Dance
The Sweet Grass Project: Preservation of African Movement Traditions Present in Gullah Culture of the Carolinas and Georgia Coast

Philip Chang
Assistant Professor, Physics
The Plasma Physics and Cosmological Impact of TeV Blazars

Jian Chen
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Transparent Conductive Ceramic-Graphene Nanolaminates
Co-PI: Carolyn Aita, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Junhong Chen
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Exploration of Graphene Array Electrodes for Energy Storage

Kamran Diba
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Optogenetic Silencing of Hippocampal Inputs During Spatial Learning

Karyn Frick
Associate Professor, Psychology
Roles of Specific Estrogen Receptors in Mediating the Beneficial Effects of Estrogens On Memory in Middle-Aged Females

Peter Geissinger
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Measurement of Electric Fields at Protein Active Sites: Towards Probing Electrostatic Structure-Function Relationships
Co-PI: Jorg Woehl, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Zhen He
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Development of Novel Osmotic Microbial Desalination Cells for Sustainable Wastewater Treatment and Desalination

John Isbell
Professor, Geosciences
Occurrence and Significance of Northern High Paleo-Latitude Deposits of the Late Paleozoic Ice Age in Northeastern Asia (Siberia)

David Kaplan
Assistant Professor, Physics
Isolated Neutron Stars: the Impact of Magnetic Field Decay

Christine Larson
Associate Professor, Psychology
Isolating the Mechanisms of Impaired Attentional Control in Social Anxiety: Implications for Attention Modification Training
Co-PI: Han Joo Lee, Psychology

Yue Liu
Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering and Mechanics
A New Decision Support Tool for Warranting Detour Operations During Freeway Corridor Incident Management

Kristen Murphy
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Processing Differences By Gender: Investigating Persistent Differential Item Functioning General Chemistry Items

Vishnuteja Nanduri
Assistant Professor, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Understanding the Electricity-Water-Climate Change Nexus: a Multi-Agent Simulation Framework and Efficient Reinforcement Learning Solution Techniques
Co-PIs: Wilkistar Otieno, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Rosha D’Souza, Mechanical Engineering

Adel Nasiri
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering
Advanced Wind Turbine Topology and Controls to Improve Transient Power Stability and Provide Short-Term Support

Michael Nosonovsky
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ultra-Durable Wear-Resistant 3D Superhydrophobic Surfaces and Concretes
Co-PI: Konstantin Sobolev, Civil Engineering and Mechanics

Abbas Ourmazd
Professor, Physics
Determining the Structure and Conformations of Macromolecular Complexes
Co-PI: Peter Schwander, Physics

Ramin Pashaie
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Interrogation of Large-Scale Neural Circuits With Optogenetic-fMRI

Xiaohua Peng
Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Achieving Turnover in DNA-Templated Fluorogenic “Click” Ligation for Sequence-Specific DNA Mutation Detection

Gabriella Pinter
Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Establishing a Modeling Framework for the Investigation of Nano-Scale Drivers of Biogeochemical Cycling in Freshwater Ecosystems
Co-PI: Istvan Lauko, Mathematical Sciences; John Berges, Erica Young, Biological Sciences

Christopher Quinn
Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
Investigation of ITSN-1 Function in Axon Guidance.

Mahsa Ranji
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Optical Redox Imaging and NMR Metabolomics As Multi-Modal Tools to Monitor Metabolic Dysfunction in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Dilano Saldin
Professor, Physics
Reconstructing the Structure of Viruses Using an X-Ray Laser

Marius Schmidt
Associate Professor, Physics
Structure and Function of MtrC: an Electricity Generating Protein
Co-PI: Daad Saffarini, Biological Sciences

Stefan Schnitzer
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
Do Lianas Redirect Successional Trajectories in Regenerating Tropical Forests?

Arijit Sen
Associate Professor, Architecture
Intertwined Geographies of Transcultural Contact: Cultural Landscapes of Muslim Immigrants in Milwaukee and Chicago

Matthew Smith
Assistant Professor, Freshwater Sciences
In Situ Technology to Enhance Chemical, Physical and Biological Monitoring in Lake Michigan

Nathaniel Stern
Associate Professor, Art & Design
Body Language: a Suite of Four Interactive Installations

J. Rudi Strickler
Professor, Biological Sciences
Microfluidics and Form and Function in Cyclopoid Copepods
Co-PIs: Woo Jin Chang, Mechanical Engineering; Thomas Consi, Freshwater Sciences

Peter Tonellato
Professor, Public Health
Guiding Warfarin Clinical Trial Design Using Pharmacogenetic Simulations

Anastasios Tsonis
Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Knowledge Discovery in Climate

Jorg Woehl
Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Corral Trapping of Single Molecules in Solution: Theory and Applications

Changshan Wu
Associate Professor, Geography
Urban Impervious Surface Estimation Using Remote Sensing Techniques: A Simulation Approach

Ching-Hong Yang
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
A Lifestyle Choice for Ecological Success and Pathogenicity: Cell Aggregates and Bimodal Expression of T3SS

Jun Zhang
Professor, Electrical Engineering
3D CT Image Segmentation for Security Applications

2011

Thirty-three proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2011-2012 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

As a testament to the improving quality of RGI submissions, the independent experts and scholars who reviewed the applications awarded double-alpha quality ratings to over 40 percent of this year’s 112 proposals. The final selection of awardees, based on the external reviewers’ ratings of the three evaluation criteria, was made by a committee (RGI coordinator Kathleen Koch and Associate Deans Michael Liston and Douglas Woods) appointed by the Dean of the Graduate School.

Five proposals from Biological Sciences were funded, as well as four each from Engineering and Physics. Social sciences, professions, and the humanities were also well represented, including the first-ever award for Africology.

Reflecting the growing emphasis on multi- and interdisciplinary research, seven of the 15 collaborative projects funded feature investigators from multiple departments.
Unless noted, Co-PIs are from the same departments as the PIs. The awardees are:

Carolyn Aita
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Predicting Phase Formation and Transitions in Functional Oxide Nanolaminates

Rachel Buff
History
This Way Out: A History of Deportation from the U.S., 1935-1970

Jian Chen
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Remote-Controlled, Self-Healing Shape Memory Polymer Composites

Madhusudan Dey, Biological Sciences
The Novel Kinase KIN2 Signaling in Endoplasmic Stress
Co-PI(s): Valerica Raicu, Physics

Rebecca Dunham
English
Black Horizon: A Documentary in Verse

David Frick
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Drug Discovery for Hepatitis C: Hit-to-lead Development of Helicase Inhibitors

Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovska
Physics
Advanced Electron Microscopy and Holography of Multiscale Multiferroic Materials
Co-PI(s): Prasenjit Guptasarma, Marvin Schofield

Pat Goldsmith
Sociology
Residential Segregation and Discrete Choice Analysis
Co-PI(s): William Velez

Deborah Hannula
Psychology
Recollection as a 2-Stage Process: A Converging Methods Approach to Investigation of Memory, Awareness, and the Brain.

Carol Hirschmugl
Physics
Thermally Derived Graphene Based Nanocrystalline Sheets for Lithium Ion Batteries
Co-PI(s): Junhong H Chen, Mechanical Engineering; Marija Gajdardziska-Josifovksa

Gerlinde Hoebel
Biological Sciences
Preference Functions and the Evolution of Multimodal Signals

Shale Horowitz
Political Science
Measuring Leadership Preferences in Ethno-Territorial Conflicts

Jennifer Johung
Art History
Vital Architecture: Sustaining Life and Living Space

Jonathan Kanter
Psychology
Culturally Enhanced Behavioral Activation for African Americans with Depression
Co-PI(s): Michael Brondino, Social Work; Shakoor Lee, Nursing

Changsoo Kim
Materials Engineering
Theoretical Study of the Microstructural Impacts on the Mechanical Performance of Metal-Matrix Nano Composites
Co-PI(s): Pradeep Rohatgi

Arash Mafi
Electrical Engineering
Gain-Guiding Optical Fiber Lasers: Fundamental Limitations and Practical Solutions

Anna Mansson McGinty
Geography
The Muslim Milwaukee Project
Co-PI(s): Caroline Seymour-Jorn, Comparative Literature; Kristin Sziarto

Mark McBride
Biological Sciences
Novel Mechanisms of Cellulose and Chitin Utilization by Members of the Bacterial Phylum Bacteroidetes

Sandra McLellan
Freshwater Sciences
Microbial Communities as Indicators of Oil Contamination on Coastal Beaches

Susan McRoy, Computer Science
A Feasibility Study of Two-Way Messaging for Prostate Cancer Patients
Co-PI(s): Hayeon Song, Communication

Katie Mosack
Psychology
A Test of the Association Between Subjective Self-Reports and Objective Measures of Social Support-Related Communication among HIV-Affected African American Female Dyads
Co-PI(s): Michael Brondino, Social Work; Patricia Stevens, Nursing

Ramin Pashaie
Electrical Engineering
Optogenetic Visual Neuroprosthetics

Mahsa Ranji
Electrical Engineering
Lung Oxygen Toxicity: Optical Biopsy and Imaging Techniques

Marius Schmidt
Physics
The Reaction of Nitric Oxide with Mycobacterium tuberculosis HemoglobinN
Co-PI(s): Arsenio Pacheco, Chemistry; Alan Schwabacher, Chemistry

Stefan Schnitzer
Biological Sciences

Identifying the Pathogens That Regulate Tree Species Diversity and Abundance in Tropical Forests

Jeffrey Sommers
Africology
Spatial Fixes and Hegemonic Re-Orderings: Africa’s Place in the Emerging New Order

Scott Strath
Human Movement Science
Understanding Multi-Level Barriers to Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in Older Adults
Co-PI(s): Kevin Keenan, Ann Swartz

Michael Weinert
Physics
Topological Insulators: Growth and Electronic Properties
Co-PI(s): Lian Li

Zeyun Yu
Computer Science
A Meshless Approach to Studying Cell-wide Calcium Signaling

Chris Yuan
Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable Development of Atomic-scale Nano-coating Technology
Co-PI(s): Tien-chien Jen

Jun Zhang
Electrical Engineering
Automatic Patient Search for Breast Cancer Clinical Trials
Co-PI(s): Xiangming Mu, Information Studies; Tian Zhao; Computer Science

Dazhong Zhao
Biological Sciences
MicroRNA-mediated Cross-Talk Between ABA and Auxin Signaling in Arabidopsis

Chao Zhu
Mathematical Sciences
Singular Stochastic Control of Regime Switching Diffusion: Viscosity Solution and Linear Programming

2010

Thirty proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2010-2011 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

The winners were chosen from the original pool of 139 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from prominent U.S. research institutions.

This year’s projects come from a variety areas—from biological sciences, engineering, and physics, to architecture, history, and visual art—and reflect the growing emphasis on multi- and interdisciplinary research. Seven projects feature investigators from multiple departments, compared to three in 2009-2010.

Unless noted, co-PIs are from the same departments as the PIs. The awardees are:

YiQiang Cheng
Biological Sciences
Preparation of Lead Anticancer Compounds for Preclinical Evaluations

Timothy Cleary
Educational Psychology
Efficacy of Self-Regulation Empowerment Program: A classroom-based intervention

Kimberly Cosier
Visual Art
Teaching and Learning Critical Visual Literacies with Urban Youth
Co-PI: Laura Trafi-Prats

Carolyn Eichner
History
In the Name of the Mother: Radical Naming, Marriage, and the Matronym

Dawn Erb
Physics
The Youngest Galaxies in the Young Universe

Margaret Fraiser
Geosciences
Testing the End-Permian Mass Extinction Recovery Paradigm

Thomas Hooyer
Geosciences
Evaluating glacier quarrying: Mapping recently deglaciated bedrock surfaces to determine the importance of pre-existing fractures in bedrock

M. Mahmun Hossain
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Novel Synthesis of Tryptophan-based Microtubule Inhibitors

Jay Kapellusch
Occupational Therapy
Injury Management System for Strategic Reduction of Workplace Injuries
Co-PIs: Naira Campbell-Kyureghan, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; Arun Garg, I&ME; Matthew Petering, I&ME

Nikolai Kouklin
Electrical Engineering
Nanoarray-based optical sensor
Co-PIs: Vladislav Yakovlev, Physics

Emily Latch
Biological Sciences
Speciation caught in the act: Identification of genes under selection in a
vertebrate hybrid zone

Han Joo Lee
Psychology
Examining the Nature of Sustained Attentional Regulation among Individuals with Social Phobia
Co-PI: Christine Larson

Arash Mafi
Electrical Engineering
Wavelength Dependence of Birefringence in Optical Fibers: The Nonlinear Implications
Co-PIs: Chiu Tai Law, Hao Zhang

Sandra McLellan
WATER Institute
Identification of new alternative indicators of sewage contamination
Co-PI: Anastasios Tsonis, Mathematical Sciences

Gretchen Meyer
Field Station
Genetic structure of an invasive plant in its native and introduced ranges
Co-PIs: Sara Hoot, Biological Sciences; Mai Phillips, Biological Sciences

Ian Musson
Mathematical Sciences
Enveloping Algebras and Invariant Differential Operators.

Michael Nosonovsky
Mechanical Engineering
Self-organization at the sliding interface: towards biomimetic self-lubrication and self-replenishing
Co-PIs: Emmanuel Wornyoh, Mechanical Engineering; Pradeep Rohatgi, Materials Engineering

Ramin Pashaie
Electrical Engineering
Optoelectronic Programming of the Brain
Co-PI: Mahsa Ranji

Krishna Pillai
Mechanical Engineering
Simulating the Making of Dual-Scale Metal-Matrix Composites using the Pressure Infiltration Process
Co-PI: Pradeep Rohatgi, Materials Engineering

Valerica Raicu
Physics
Drug-targeted signal transduction: instrumentation and methodology for non-invasive probing of GPCR signaling
Co-PI: Sergei Kuchin, Biological Sciences

Paul Roebber
Mathematical Sciences
Simulating Warm Season Precipitation Climate at Regional Scale
Co-PI: Kyle Swanson

Amanda Seligman
History
Encyclopedia of Milwaukee
Co-PI: Margo Anderson

Na Jin Seo
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Ergonomic Interventions for Altered Grip Force Direction in Stroke Survivors

J. Carson Smith
Human Movement Sciences
Using Exercise to Enhance Brain Function and Memory in Older Adults at Risk for Alzheimer s Disease
Co-PIs: Anthony Greene, Psychology; Jeri-Anne Lyons, Health Sciences

Andrew Ulijasz
Biological Sciences
Phytochrome-Based Fluorophores (PBFs)

James Wasley
Architecture
Carbon Neutral Building Design: from Case Studies to Conclusions
Co-PIs: Greg Thomson, Dennis Utzinger

Emmanuel Wornyoh
Mechanical Engineering
In Situ Self-Repairing, Self-Replenishing Solid-/Powder-Lubricated Rolling Element Bearings: Modeling and Experiments

Vladislav Yakovlev
Physics
High-throughput vibrational cytometer

Hao Zhang
Electrical Engineering
Photoacoustic Camera for Real-time Vascular Imaging

Dazhong Zhao
Biological Sciences
Understanding Embryogenesis Regulated by MicroRNA and AUXIN RESPONSE FACTOR in Arabidopsis

2009

Thirty-eight proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2009-2010 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

The winners were chosen from the original pool of 136 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from prominent U.S. research institutions.

The projects are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, from biological sciences, engineering, and physics, to architecture, film, and dance.

Unless noted, co-PIs are from the same departments as the PIs. The awardees are:

Kalman Applbaum
Anthropology
Adherence to Pharmaceutical Treatment: A Clinical Ethnography of Mental Health Services in Wisconsin
Co-PI: Paul Brodwin

Harvey Bootsma
WATER Institute
Carbon Dynamics in a Large, Tropical Lake

Patrick Brady
Physics
Frontiers of Multi-Messenger Astronomy
Co-PIs: Luis Anchordoqui, Jean Creighton, Jolien Creighton, John Friedman, Xavier Siemens, Alan Wiseman

Junhong Chen
Mechanical Engineering
Energy-Efficient Nanoscale Corona Discharge for Ozone Reduction

Jian Chen
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Advanced Carbon Nanotube-Elastomer Composite Infrared Sensors

Thomas Consi
WATER Institute
Micromechanical Enhancement of Sensing — Lessons from Copepods
Co-PI: Rudi Strickler, Biological Sciences

James Cook
Chemistry and Biochemistry
New Gabaergic Drugs to Treat Epilepsy Devoid of Sedative, Ataxic and Amnesic Side Effects Which Do Not Develop Tolerance

Dyanna Czeck
Geosciences
Quantifying Fabrics in Shear Zones

Stephen Dornbos
Geosciences
Sensory Evolution During the Cambrian Radiation

Shaoqin Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Multifunctional Polymeric Drug Nanocarriers for Targeted Cancer Therapy
Co-PI: Douglas Steeber, Biological Sciences

Peninnah Kako
Nursing
HIV Transmission Risk, Access to Treatment, and Self Management of Illness Over Time: An In-Depth Longitudinal Study of HIV-Infected Women in Kenya
Co-PIs: Loren Galvao, Patricia Stevens

Kevin Keenan
Human Movement Sciences
Cortico-Muscular Control of Hand Function in Older Adults
Co-PI: Jerome Smith

J. Val Klump
WATER Institute
Application of New Methodology for Determining Benthic Metabolism in the Great Lakes

Sergey Kravtsov
Mathematical Sciences
Mesoscale Ocean Eddies and Climate Change Over the Southern Ocean

Vincent Larson
Mathematical Sciences
A Unified Parameterization for Clouds, Turbulence, the Surface Layer, and the Planetary Boundary Layer

Christine Larson
Psychology
The Influence of Rumination on Sustained Experience of Negative Affect: Bridging the Gap from Prolonged Brief Emotional Experiences to Depression

Lian Li
Physics
Magnetic Graphene
Co-PI: Michael Weinert

Simone Linhares Ferro
Dance
Bumba-Meu-Boi: The Integration of Contemporary and Folk Dance as a Vehicle of Social and Historical Activism

Colleen Ludwig
Film
Elemental Bodies: A Suite of Four Immersive Installations with Sensor Control

Renee Meyers
Communication
GroupBank Archival and Retrieval System
Co-PI: Elizabeth Buchanan, Information Studies

Devin Mueller
Psychology
Prefrontal Regulation of Drug Seeking After Extinction
Co-PI: James Moyer

Kristen Murphy
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rapid Knowledge Assessment: The Development and Validation of a New Assessment Instrument in Chemistry

Abbas Ourmazd
Physics
Direct Determination of Structure by Scattering
Co-PI: Peter Schwander

Arsenio Pacheco
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Protein-NO Interactions by Time-Resolved Protein X-Ray Crystallography
Co-PI: Marius Schmidt, Physics

David Petering
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Zinc Trafficking in Proliferative Cells: Metallothionein and Other Sites

Gyaneshwar Prasad
Biological Sciences
Functional and Ecological Genomics of Sulfonate Utilization by Soybean Nodulating Bradyrhizobium Japonicum

Paul Roebber
Mathematical Sciences
Applied Research Opportunities for Students

Dilano Saldin
Physics
Biomolecular Structure from Ultrashort X-ray Pulses: Exploiting the Symmtery of Random Orientations
Co-PI: Valentin Shneerson

Marie Savundranayagam
Social Work
Caregiving and Alzheimer’s Disease: Impact of Caregiver Communication Strategies on Communication Breakdown, Problem Behaviors, and Stress

Stefan Schnitzer
Biological Sciences
Do Soil-Borne Fungal Pathogens Explain Plant Species Coexistence and Diversity in Tropical Forests? An Experimental Test

Konstantin Sobolev
Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Development of Ultra High Performance Concrete for Service Life of 120 Years
Co-PIs: Habib Tabatabai, Jian Zhao

Ichiro Suzuki
Computer Science
New Research Initiative in Distributed Robotic Systems

Gregory Thomson
Architecture
Energy Efficiency and Historic Preservation: Using Digital Simulation and Empirical Testing to Quantify Passive Systems of Environmental Control in National Register Eligible Buildings of the Early Modern Era

Wilfred Tysoe
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Investigation of Oxidation Catalytic Reaction Pathways on Model Gold-Palladium Alloy Catalysts

Laura Villamil
Anthropology
Margarita Archaeological Project: Investigating the Social Structure of A Classic Maya Urban Community

Linda Whittingham
Biological Sciences
Genetics of Disease Resistance and Female Mate Choice
Co-PI: Peter Dunn

Ching-Hong Yang
Biological Sciences
Development of Type III Secretion System Inhibitors

Hao Zhang
Electrical Engineering
Functional Photoacoustic Imaging of Retinal Microvessels

2008

Thirty-one proposals have been chosen for funding in the 2008-2009 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

The winners were chosen from the original pool of 137 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from prominent U.S. research institutions.

The projects are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, from biological sciences, engineering, and physics, to History and French, Italian, and Comparative Literature.

The awardees are:

Daniel Agterberg
Physics
Theory of Pair Density Wave Superconductors

Carmen Aguilar
WATER Institute
Quagga Mussel Feces-Mediated Trace Metal Mobilization in Lake Michigan
Co-PI: Russell Cuhel, WATER Institute

Luis Anchordoqui
Physics
Cosmology and Particle Physics from String Theory

Barry Cameron
Geosciences
The Explosive-Effusive Transition and Compositional Diversity at Basaltic Scoria Cones in Central America

Yichiang Cheng
Biological Sciences
Engineer Novel Anticancer Bio-Agents — A Pilot Study

Peter Dunn
Biological Sciences

Genetic Diversity and Immunity in Endangered Birds

Charles Fink
Biological Sciences
Regulation of Neuronal Plasticity by Protein Phosphatase 1

Peter Geissinger
Chemistry and Biochemistry
High Spatial Resolution Optical Fiber Sensor Arrays for Real-Time, Remote Monitoring of Water Supplies and Potable Water Distribution Networks

Shaoqin Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Bionanocomposite Components with a Solid Skin/Foamed Core Structure Produced via a Novel Supercritical Fluid Assisted Co-Injection Molding Process

Anne Hansen
History
Buddhist Ethics of Love & Attachment in Southeast Asian Narrative Art & Literature

Carol Hirschmugl
Physics
Synchrotron Based Infrared Imaging (SBIRI) and Chemometrics of Living Algal Cells

Gerlinde Hoebel
Biological Sciences
Reinforcement and Behavioral Plasticity

Rebecca Klaper
WATER Institute
Tools for Determining the Impact of Nanomaterials on the Aquatic Model Organism Daphnia Pulex

Bonita Klein-Tasman
Psychology
Early Cognitive and Behavioral Phenotype of NF-1
Co-PI: W. Hobart Davies, Psychology

Sergei Kuchin
Biological Sciences
Regulation of the Snf1 Protein Kinase in Yeast
Co-PI: Marianna Orlova, Biological Sciences

Mary Pat Kunert
Nursing
The Influence of Estrogen on the Structure and Function of Skeletal Muscle Microcirculation in the Dahl S Female Rat

Vincent Larson
Mathematical Sciences
Mixed-phase Layer Clouds in the Arctic and Mid-Latitudes

Jin Li
Civil Engineering and Mechanics
Adhesion and Survival Strategies of Escherichia Coli O157:H7 in the Phyllosphere

Paul Lyman
Physics
Atomic Layer Deposition for Production of Polar Oxide Heterostructures

Lucy Mkandawire-Valhmu
Nursing
Violence in the Lives of HIV-Infected Women in Malawi: A Critical Ethnography
Co-PI: Patricia Stevens, Nursing

Adel Nasiri
Electrical Engineering
Power Smoothing and Low Voltage Ride Through Solutions for Wind Turbines
Co-PI: David Yu, Electrical Engineering

Julie Oliver
Biological Sciences
Development of Platelet-Targeted Nanoparticles for Treatment of Thrombotic Stroke

Peter Paik
French, Italian and Comparative Literature
As Realistic as God: World-Making in Literature and Media

Paul Roebber
Mathematical Sciences
Resolving Severe Weather Impacts of Global Climate Change

Xavier Siemens
Physics
Gravitational Wave Data Analysis and Astronomy

Ava Udvadia
Biological Sciences
Functional Analysis of Candidate Genes for Learning and Memory
Co-PI: Fred Helmstetter, Psychology

Michael Weinert
Physics
Polarization and Electric Fields in Heterostructures
Co-PI: Lian Li, Physics

Jorg Woehl
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Measuring Molecular Electric Fields at the Active Sites of Proteins: Development of High Resolution Single Molecule and Hole-Burning Techniques
Co-PI: Peter Geissinger, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Leslie Ying
Electrical Engineering
Superfast Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Compressed Sensing
Co-PI: Yi Ming Zou, Mathematical Sciences

Dazhong Zhao
Biological Sciences
Molecular Genetic Dissection of the MicroRNA160 Function in Arabidopsis Development

Jian Zhao
Civil Engineering and Mechanics
A Sensor Based on Electromagnetic Surface Wave Propagation for Bridge Monitoring
Co-PIs: Mukul Goyal, Computer Science; George Hanson, Electrical Engineering; Konstantin Sobolev, Civil Engineering and Mechanics

2007

UWM will fund 42 proposals in the 2007-2008 Research Growth Initiative®, an internal seed-funding competition aimed at enhancing the university’s research and scholarly work and supporting the state’s economic development through innovation.

The winners were chosen from the original pool of 183 by independent review panels consisting of experts and scholars from top U.S. research institutions, including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Harvard, Penn State, Northwestern, Stanford, the University of Michigan, and UW-Madison.

Although the funds to be awarded to each project are still under negotiation, the projects are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines, from chemistry, anthropology, and engineering, to urban planning, music, and literature.

The awardees are:

Joseph H. Aldstadt
Chemistry
Modeling The Fate Of Lead In Battlefield Soils
Co-PIs: Erik R. Christensen, Civil Engineering; Timothy J. Grundl, Geosciences

Harvey A. Bootsma
WATER Institute
Lake-Atmosphere Gas Exchange In Lake Michigan

Jian Chen
Chemistry
High-Dielectric-Constant Nanotube-Polymer Composites For Electromechanical Actuation
Co-PI: Sarah Gong, Mechanical Engineering

Anoop K. Dhingra
Mechanical Engineering
Optimum Experimental Design Of A General Purpose Load Transducer

Kathleen A. Dolan
Political Science
Gender Stereotypes Voting for Women and Evaluations of the American Political System

Nadya A. Fouad
Educational Psychology
Barriers For Women In STEM Careers

Sarah Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Novel Photopolymerizable Macromers For Tissue Engineering Applications
Co-PI: Douglas A. Steeber, Biological Sciences

Thomas M. Holbrook
Political Science
Structure Context and Voting Behavior in Mayoral Elections

John L. Isbell
Geosciences
Late Paleozoic Gondwanan Ice Age As Exposed In The Depositional Basins In Western Argentina

Tien-Chien Jen
Mechanical Engineering
Electrostatic-Force-Assisted Cold Gas Dynamic Spray Of Nanoparticles: A New Low Temperature Process
Co-PI: Junhong Chen, Mechanical Engineering

Mark V. Johnston
Occupational Therapy
Quality And Coordination Of Care For Persons With Disability: Developing A Survey Measure
Co-PIs: Amy Darragh; Kris Barnekow Occupational Therapy

Sergey Kravtsov
Mathematical Sciences
Stochastic Mode Reduction In Prototype Climate Models

Vincent E. Larson
Mathematical Sciences
A Boundary-Layer Parameterization For Weather Forecast Models

Lindsay J. McHenry
Geosciences
Improving Stratigraphic And Chronologic Control For Olduvai Gorge Bed II Archaeological Sites Using Tephra Geochemistry

Graham R. Moran
Chemistry
Kynureine-3-Monooxygenase And Ischemic Stroke

Abbas Ourmazd
Physics
Determining The Structure Of Individual Biological Molecules
Co-PIs: Valentin Shneerson; Dilano K Saldin; Physics

A. Andrew Pacheco
Chemistry
Structure-Function Relationships In Metalloenzymes With Multiple Redox-Active Centers

Sarah K. Patch
Physics
Thermoacoustic Tomography–Attenuation Correction

Zhong-Ren Peng
Urban Planning
Real-Time Traffic Management And Surveillance Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Co-PIs: Jun Zhang, Tian Zhao, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

David H. Petering
Chemistry
Cellular Zinc Imaging With Fluorescent Probes: What Is Being Imaged?

Jason R. Puskar
English
Underwriting The Accident: Narratives Of American Chance 1871-1935

Valerica Raicu
Physics
Brain Impedance Measurement Technique For Monitoring Of Anesthetic-Induced State Transition

Joel S. Rast
Political Science
Urban Redevelopment And Machine Building In Postwar Chicago: An Institutionalist Perspective

John D. Richards
Anthropology
Late Prehistoric Ceramic Chronology In The Western Great Lakes
Co-PI: Robert J. Jeske, Anthropology

Pradeep K. Rohatgi
Materials
Demonstration Of Feasibility Of Self Healing Metal Matrix Micro And Nanocomposites
Co-PI: Ryo S. Amano, Mechanical Engineering

Nigel T. Rothfels
Edison Initiative
Death And Butterflies In German New Guinea

Stefan A. Schnitzer
Biological Sciences
Do Lianas Alter Nutrient And Water Dynamics In Tropical Forests? An Experimental Test

Roger O. Smith
Occupational Therapy
Consumer Evaluation Of Assistive Technology: Web Based Data Collection And Reporting
Co-PIs: Kathleen L. Rust, Todd D. Schwanke, R2D2 Center

Ann C. Snyder
Human Movement Sciences
Near-Infrared Photobiomodulation For Immobilization-Induced Muscle Atrophy
Co-PI: Janis T. Eells, Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Douglas A. Steeber
Biological Sciences
Detection Of Infectious Disease Using High-Frequency Microelectronic Biosensors Based On Organic Semiconductors
Co-PI: David P. Klemer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Patricia E. Stevens
Nursing
Feasibility Study Involving Monolingual Spanish-Speaking Hispanic Women Living With HIV

Hanh Q. Trinh
Health Care Administration & Information
Service Capacity Competition During The Era Of Managed Care: The Case Of Urban Hospitals

Anastasios A. Tsonis
Mathematical Sciences
An Investigation Into The Role Of Atmospheric Teleconnections In Climate

Florence Vatan
French, Italian and Comparative Literature
Mastering Sensibility: The Aesthetics Of Flaubert And Baudelaire In Light Of Contemporary Medical Conceptions

Jon Welstead
Music
Leonard Sorkin International Institute Of Chamber Music Expansion
Co-PIs: Caen Thomason-Redus, Todd Levy, Wolfgang Laufer, Judit Jaimes, Yuri Gandelsman, Ralph Evans, Christopher Burns, Efim Boico, Kevin Hartman, Music

Jeb F. Willenbring
Mathematical Sciences
Mathematical Problems In Quantum Computation

Douglas W. Woods
Psychology
Examining The Role Of Attention In Tic Suppression: A pilot Investigation
Co-PI: Christine A. Conelea, Psychology

Hong (Iris) Xie
School Of Information Studies
Multiple Information Seeking Strategies In Information Retrieval: User Involvement And System Role

Vladislav V. Yakovlev
Physics
Advancing Real-Time Non-Invasive Microscopic Chemical Imaging With Nonlinear Raman Spectroscopy

Ching-Hong Yang
Biological Sciences
Dissecting The Type III Secretion System Regulon In A Model Plant Pathogen Erwinia Chrysanthemi 3937

Erica B. Young
Biological Sciences
Phosphorus Acquisition: Exploring New Paradigms In Freshwater Phytoplankton
Co-PI: John A. Berges, Biological Sciences

Hong Yu
Health Care Administration & Information
Towards The Building Of The Next Generation Of Information Retrieval In Biology: Linking Abstract Sentences To Images
Co-PI: Joseph Bockhorst, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

2006

Jon Welstead
Music
Leonard Sorkin International Institute for Chamber Music (ICM)
Co-PIs: Elfin Boico, Christopher Burns; Ralph Evans; Yuri Gandelsman; Kevin Hartman; Judit Jaimes; Wolfgang Laufer; Caen Thomason-Redus; Bernard Zinck, Music

Brad Lichtenstein
Film
docUWM: Providing Documentary Services
Co-PI: Alison I. Rostankowski, Journalism/Mass Communication

Michael Liston
Philosophy
Nineteenth Century Images of Science: A Philosophical Analysis of Their Import for Current Debates

Daniel Sherman
Center for 21st Century Studies
Center for 21st Century Studies Advancement & Planning

Carmen Aguilar
WATER Institute
Impact of Filter-Feeding Bivalves in Lake Michigan: Seasonal Variation of Phytoplankton Community Structure and Gene Expression
Co-PIs: Russell L. Cuhel; Matthew L. Rise, WATER Institute

John Buntin
Biological Sciences
Hormone-Brain Interactions Involved in Parental Behavior Expression

Yi-Qiang Eric Cheng
Biological Sciences

Natural Product Discovery from Genome-Sequenced Microorganisms
Co-PI: Patrick Anderson, WATER Institute

James Cook
Chemistry
Novel GABA-A Ligands for Treating Alzheimer’s-Related Cognitive Deficits
Co-PI: Fred J. Helmstetter, Psychology

Steven Forst
Biological Sciences
Genomic Analysis of Antibiotic Genes in the Bacterium Xenorhabdus nematophila

Soyoung Sue Ann Lee
Health Sciences
Speech Production of English-Korean Bilingual Children
Co-PI: Gregory K. Iverson, Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Mark McBride
Biological Sciences
Mechanism of Flavobacterium Gliding Motility

Graham Moran
Chemistry
4-Hydroxyphenylpyruvate Dioxygenase and Tyrosinemia

James Moyer Jr.
Psychology
Plasticity and Dendritic Signaling in Hippocampal Neurons as a Function of Learning and Aging
Co-PI: Fred J. Helmstetter, Psychology

Michael Muehlenbein
Anthropology
Testosterone, Energetics and Immunity: The Costs of Being Male
Co-PI: Julia Z. Bonner, Norris Health Center
Co-PI: Douglas A. Steeber, Biological Sci
Co-PI: Ann M. Swartz, Human Movement Sci

Kristian O’Connor
Health Sciences
An Innovative Diagnostic Tool for Reducing Traumatic Knee Injuries
Co-PI: Brian S R. Armstrong, Electrical Eng. & Computer Sci

Stefan Schnitzer
Biological Sciences
The Ecology and Distribution of Liana (vines) and Tree Species in Tropical Forests

Mark Schwartz
Geography
National Phenological Research Center

Dietmar Wolfram
Information Studies
Discovering Hidden User Search Patterns through Visualization of Transaction Logs
Co-PI: Jin O. Zhang, Information Studies

Ching-Hong Yang
Biological Sciences
Impact of Nanomaterials on Microbial Community in Phyllosphere: A Genome Study
Co-PI: Jin Li, Civil & Mechanical Engineering

Erica Young
Biological Sciences
Long-Term Ecological Change in a Vulnerable Wisconsin Wetland
Co-PI: Mark D. Schwartz, Geography
Co-PIs: Gretchen Meyer, James Reinartz, UWM Field Station

Dazhong Dave Zhao
Biological Sciences
Signaling of Cell Fate Determination During Sexual Reproduction

Daniel Agterberg
Physics
Theory of Electron Spins in Magnetic, Superconducting, and Spintronic Materials

Bruce Allen
Physics
Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Astrophysics
Co-PIs: Jolien D. Creighton; Marie Alesendra J. Papa; Patrick R. Brady; John L. Friedman; Leonard Parker; Alan Wiseman, Physics

Jian Chen
Chemistry
Nanoengineering Stable Carbon Nanotube Aerogels

Dyanna Czeck
Geosciences
Linking Quantitative Values of Strain and Fabrics in Naturally Deformed Rocks

Steven Dornbos
Geosciences
Shedding Light on the Cambrian Explosion

Shaoqin Sarah Gong
Mechanical Engineering
Sustainable and Eco-friendly Bio-based Polymer Composites

Prasenjit Guptasarma
Physics
Growth of Single Crystals of Materials with Highly Correlated Ground Electron States
Co-PI: Bimal K. Sarma, Physics

Sergey Kravtsov
Atmospheric Sciences
Effects of Eddies onto Decadal Variability of Large-Scale Ocean Currents and Climate

Vince Larson
Atmospheric Sciences
Global Climate and the Carbon Cycle

Paul Lyman
Physics
Atomic Layer Deposition for Production of Nanostructured Materials

Adeeb Rahman
Civil Engineering
An Engineering Approach to Improve the Assessment and Prevention of Hip Fractures in the Elderly: Initial Development of Concept and Methodology
Co-PI: Chris Papadopoulos, Civil & Mechanical Engineering
Co-PI: David Klemer, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Valerica Raicu
Physics
Instrument Development and Application to Quantitative Protein-Protein Interaction Studies in Vivo
Co-PI: Dilano K. Saldin, Physics

Paul Roebber
Atmospheric Science

A New Paradigm for Understanding the Seasonal Predictability of Climate
Co-PI: Chaoyang Zeng, Physics

Sara Benesh
Political Science
Supreme Court Monitoring of Lower Courts in Cases Not Formally Decided

Aaron Buseh
Nursing
Individual and Community Environment Effects on HIV Stigma in HIV-Infected African American Men
Co-PI: Patricia W. Stevens, Nursing

Dave Edyburn
Exceptional Education
Validation of Student Academic Achievement Using Technology Enhanced Performance Intervention Menus
Co-PI: Roger O. Smith, Occupational Therapy

Anthony Greene
Psychology
How Humans Learn Contextual Associations: Functional MRI Analysis
Co-PI: Fred J. Helmstetter, Psychology

Anthony Hains
Educational Psychology
Influence of Social Attributions on Type 1 and Type II Diabetes Adherence
Co-PI: William H. Davies, Psychology

Fred Helmstetter
Psychology
Imaging Memory Formation Using High-Field MRI
Co-PI: James R J. Moyer Jr, Psychology

Carol Ott
Nursing
Grief Intervention for Spouses and Adult Children of Persons with End-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

Jennifer Peterson
Communication
Families Coping with HIV: The Impact of a Mother’s Infection
Co-PI: Lindsay M. Timmerman, Communication

Azara Santiago-Rivera
Educational Psychology
Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression in Latino Adults
Co-PI: Jonathan W. Kanter, Psychology

Kathleen Sawin
Nursing
Adaptation in Spina Bifida: A Longitudinal Study of Adolescents and Young Adults