Opus College News and Events

Making news 

Marquette was ranked 83rd nationally and the 41st most innovative college by the latest US News Best Colleges report

OMRON Corporation gifted over $1 million to establish the OMRON Advanced Automation Lab which will combine automation and robotics technology with supply chain platforms and further strengthen connections between engineering and business. Learn more.

COE Dean Kristina Ropella and Innovator-in-Residence, Chuck Swoboda, joined thought leaders from across the region to focus on innovation at Summerfest Tech June 29, 30. 

Congratulations to Rapid Radicals Technology (RRT), winner of the 2022  Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest. Founded by COE graduate student, Paige Peters, RRT is commercializing rapid, high-level wastewater treatment.

Dr. Brooke Mayer spoke to @WPR about her work around phosphorus sustainability.

Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean, discussed engineering graduate degrees in U.S. News & World Report and her vision as Marquette's first female dean of engineering with CBS 58 for Women's History Month.

Congratulations Dr. Brooke Mayer for being recognized by BizTimes Media as one of the 2022 Notable Women in Engineering!

Dr. Maggie McNamara discussed street design with Fox6 as part of an effort to redesign streets to mitigate reckless driving.

A $7 million gift from the Fotsch Family Foundation will establish a new endowed leadership center to house the E-Lead program. Learn more!

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Leading Research

Dr. Bing Yu received $1.54 million from NIH to more accurately find tumor margins during breast conserving surgeries.  

See how Dr. Adam Demsey is working to prevent methane leaks in the gas-pipeline industry.

Dr. Chung Hoon Lee develops waterborne lead sensor that sparks rare licensing deal.

Celebrating Students

bbqoucEngineering students were welcomed to the new academic year with a BBQ on August 29. A warm welcome from Dean Kristina Ropella, great food, fellowship and displays by student organizations added to the fun!.

teamNASA rates the lunar mining robot designed by College of Engineering students 3rd out of 71 entries. Congratulations team! Read more here.

Check out 2022 student projects for Design Day! 

Research awards 

Dr. Bing Yu received $1.54 million from the National Instutue of Health for, "Deep learning enabled, deep ultraviolet scanning microscopy for intraoperative assessment of margin status during breast cancer surgery.”  Co-Investigators are Dr. Taly Schmidt and Drs. Tina Yen and Julie Jorns (MCW).

Dr. Amit Joshi received $1.78 million from the NIH National Cancer Institute to leverage genetic mapping to better target breast cancer and $600,000 to purchase an IVIS Spectrum CT imager for the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Dr. Brandon Tefft received $447,000 from the NIH-NHLBI for the project, "Rapidly healing flow diverters using magnetic cell targeting for intracranial aneurysm treatment."

Drs. Adam Dempsey and Casey Allen were awarded $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for research to show heavy-duty engines that use flex-fuel rather than diesel. Learn more here

Drs. Brooke Mayer and Anthony Parolari are leading research as part of a $3.8 million U.S. Department of Defense grant for the "In Defense of Water" program. Learn more.