Research Award Announcements

Featured grants and awards

Dr. Nathan Weise receives $500,000 award from Department of Energy

Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering receives $600,000 graduate assistance award

 

Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt awarded $1.4 million grant to study metal reduction technique in CT imaging

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering receives $597,000 graduate assistance award

  • GHR Seed Grant Awards announced: Each award is in amount of $75,000 plus an academic year GRA. 
    • Drs. Patrick McNamara, Brian Hoffmann and Walter McDonald, “Breaking down the black box: Proteomics as a novel tool for tracking antibiotic resistance through stormwater”
    • Drs. Ayman EL-Refaie, Nathan Weise, Dinc Erdeniz and John Moore, “Additively-Manufactured Motor with Integrated Cooling and Distributed Power Electronics”
    • Drs. Somesh Roy, Patrick McNamara and Walter McDonald, “Tracking Airborne Pollutant from Urban Transportation and Wastewater Infrastructure to Protect Public Health
  • Dr. Said Audi receives 2019 Outstanding Researcher Award
  • 2018 Faculty Scholar Development Awards announced 

Grants by department 

  • Biomedical
  • Civil, Construction & Environmental
  • Electrical & Computer
  • Mechanical
  • Dr. John LaDisa, 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. Scott Beardsley, associate professor of biomedical engineering, received $40,000 from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Research Institute for “Neurology Research Program in Brain Blood Flow.
  • Dr. Jessica Fritz, research assistant professor in biomedical engineering, has received a 2-year $153,000 NIH R03 award for the project, “Determination of Pediatric Osteogenesis Imperfecta Bone Material Properties.”
  • Dr. John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has received a 1-year award in collaboration with MCW from the CTSI in the amount of $14,820 for the project, “Robust and Adaptive Design-based Algorithms for Risk prediction (RADAR) in impact injury environments.”
  • Dr. John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering, received $30,011 from the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation for “Hydrodynamic Evaluation of Arch Reconstruction Following Norwood Operation for Single Ventricle Palliation Using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD),”
  • Dr. Brian Schmit, associate dean for research and professor of biomedical engineering, in collaboration with Indiana University, received $70,307 from the U.S. Army for “Mechanisms of Efficacy of High-Intensity Variable Training in Patients with Incomplete SCI.”
  • 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.
  • Drs. Anthony Parolari, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, and Walter McDonald, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received $83,000 from the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and Policy for “Interactions of green infrastructure with conveyance structures: data-model integration to reduce risk of private property inflow and infiltration.”
  • Dr. Daniel Zitomer, P.E., professor and chair of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received $16,000 to supplement to his National Science Foundation grant “I/UCRC Phase II: Collaborative Research: Water Equipment and Policy Center,” to support two undergraduate researchers.
  • Dr. Daniel Zitomer, P.E., professor and chair of civil, construction and environmental engineering, has received a 2-year grant award for $273,869 from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) for the project, “Pilot Scale Advanced Treatment During Wet Weather.”

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. Ayman EL-Refaie, professor and Thomas and Suzanne Werner Endowed Chair in electrical and computer engineering, received $95,135 from General Motors LLC for “Design a High-Speed Rare-Earth Free IPM Machine.”
  • Drs. Chung Hoon Lee, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, James Richie, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Henry Medeiros, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $83,000 from the Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Water Equipment and Policy for “A Continuous Heavy Metal Contaminant Measurement System in Drinking Water.”
  • Dr. Dong Hye Ye, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $48,3000 from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology for “CT image reconstruction and analysis using deep learning.”
  • Dr. Cris Ababei, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $166,650 from the National Science Foundation for “Collaborative Research: Crosslayer Optimization of Energy and Cost through Unified Modeling of User Behavior and Storage in Multiple Buildings.”
  • Dr. Nabeel Demerdash, professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $128,176 from General Motors for “Induction Machine Parameter Estimation and Performance Estimation Refinement.”
  • Dr. Dong Hye Ye, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, in collaboration with Purdue University, received $69,962 from the National Institutes of Health for “Novel Platform for Quantitative Subcellular Resolution Imaging In Human Tissues Using Mass Spectrometry.” 
  • 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.”

  • 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 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
  • Drs. John Moore and Dinc Erdeniz, assistant professors of mechanical engineering, received $448,025 from the National Science Foundation for “Determining the Driving Force for Fatigue Crack Nucleation in a Superelastic Nickel Titanium Shape Memory Alloy.”
  • Dr. Somesh Roy, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, received $16,000 supplement to his National Science Foundation grant “CRII:OAC: Novel techniques for improving convergence and scalability of a Monte Carlo radiation solver for large-scale combustion simulations,” to support two undergraduate researchers.
  • Dr. Joseph Schimmels, professor of mechanical engineering and Robert C. Greenheck Chair in Design and Manufacturing, has received a 1-year grant from Woodway USA Inc. for $50,833 for the project, “Automated Rail Assembly.”
  • Dr. John Borg, professor and chair of mechanical engineering, has received a 2-year award in collaboration with Oceanit Laboratories, Inc. from the US Department of Defense in the amount of $50,000 for the project, “Abrasive Blasting Nozzle Noise Control II.”
  • 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. 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." He also received a $16,000 supplement to support two undergraduate research students.