Two Physics faculty receive Catalyst Grants

Physics professors Carol Hirschmugl and Valerica Raicu received early-stage research projects backed by the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, and the Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation. These grants support promising research and development in areas where UWM has the greatest potential to impact the regional economy through commercialization activities.

  • Carol Hirschmugl (Physics) is testing a new material, graphene monoxide, which may have applications in electronics and flexible circuits.
  • Valerica Raicu (Physics), with a previous Bradley Catalyst grant, developed a tool to help assess the structure of a drug target. Building on this idea, he hopes to improve the instrument and make it more cost effective.