Research Award Announcements

Featured grants and awards

Grants by department 

  • Biomedical
  • Civil, Construction & Environmental
  • Electrical & Computer
  • Mechanical
  • Dr. John LaDisa, Lafferty Professor in Engineering and associate professor of biomedical engineering, has received a $1.5 million R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to define vascular changes that occur in patients with coarctation of the aorta. Learn more
  • Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Dr. Josh Star-Lack, principal scientist of applied research at Varian, have received a $2,482,601 U01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study Computer Tomography radiation dosages in patients. Learn more.
  • Dr. Leigh Ann Mrotek, research professor in biomedical engineering, received $298,915 from the National Institutes of Health for “IRES Track 1: Physical State Estimation for Control Coordination and Behavior Monitoring.” Drs. Scott Beardsley, associate professor of biomedical engineering, and Henry Medeiros, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, are co-principal investigators on the project.

Environmental engineering faculty received three awards from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District through the WaterCARE initiative for projects in the college:

  • Dr. Anthony Parolari, Salt Accumulation and Hydraulic Performance of Green Infrastructure Soils, $76,760
  • Dr. Kyana Young, Comparison of Advance Oxidation Processes Energy and Efficiency, As a Wastewater Treatment Technology, to Remove Emerging Contaminants from Treated Effluent, $72,971
  • Dr. Daniel Zitomer, Operations and Costs for Pyrolysis Liquid Anaerobic Co-Digestion, $95,232
  • Dr. Henry Medeiros, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $125,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for “Correlation of Luggage and Specific Passengers (CLASP) Algorithm Maturation & Deployment.”
  • Dr. Majeed Hayat, professor and chair of electrical and computer engineering, has received a three-year award in collaboration with the University of New Mexico from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $133,866 for the project, “CDS&E: Optimization of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure through Data-driven Computational Modeling.”

  • Dr. Chung Hoon Lee, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, has received a one-year award from Badger Meter in the amount of $25,000 for the project, “Micro thermal devices for liquid flow measurements.”

  • Dr. Florian Bender, research assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering, has received a two-year award from Badger Meter in the amount of $100,000 for the project, “Design and implementation of test system for accelerated deposit formation and monitoring.”

  • Dr. Shrinivas Joshi, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering, has received a one-year award from Badger Meter in the amount of $14,989 for the project, “Ultrasonic Flow Meter Project.”

  • The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Marquette University received a three-year, $597,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship Program to support the financial and educational needs of doctoral students. Learn more

  • Dr. Henry Medeiros, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for a three-year project titled "Performance Measurement of Mobile Manipulators using Coarse-to-Fine Deep Learning Methods." 
  • Dr. John Borg, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, has received a three-year award from Sandia National Laboratories in the amount of $274,626 for a project titled, “Micromechanics of Additively Manufactured Materials under Complex Dynamic Loading.”
  • Dr. Somesh Roy, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has received a one-year award from Cimco Marine AB in the amount of $9,277 for the project, “R&D Engineering Internship Program.”

  • Dr. Phil Voglewede, associate professor of mechanical engineering, has received a one-year award from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium in the amount of $3,000 to support a senior design team for their project “Robotic Mining.”

  • Dr. John Borg, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, has received an award of $1,502,289 from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for a 5-year project titled, “Connecting Experiments and Simulations while Designing Functionality into the Dynamic Behavior of Surrogate Energetic Systems.” Learn more
  • Dr. Somesh Roy, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, has been awarded a 2-year grant from the National Science Foundation in the amount of $174,951 for support of the project entitled "CRII:OAC: Novel techniques for improving convergence and scalability of a Monte Carlo radiation solver for large-scale combustion simulations."