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

  • Drs. Anthony Parolari, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, and Nathan Weise, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, were named 2020 Way Klingler Young Scholars. 
  • Doctoral student receives National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Dr. John Borg receives 2020 Outstanding Researcher 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."

Grants by department: 2019-20

  • Biomedical
  • Civil, Construction & Environmental
  • Electrical & Computer
  • Mechanical
  • Dr. Taly Gilat-Schmidt, associate professor of biomedical engineering, received: 
    • $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study metal artifact reduction techniques to improve the accuracy of computed tomography scans and radiation treatment. Learn more
    • $75,866 from General Electric Company for the project “Advanced Spectral CT Algorithms.” 
  • 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)."
    • $14,820 from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment Research and Education Program for “Robust and Adaptive Design-based Algorithms for Risk prediction (RADAR) in impact injury environments.”
  • 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.”
    • $25,000 from the Alvin and Marion Birnschein Foundation for “Effects of Visual Feedback on Balance Control in People with Multiple Sclerosis.”
  • Dr. Jessica Fritz, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, received $153,000 from a National Institutes of Health R03 award for “Determination of Pediatric Osteogenesis Imperfecta Bone Material Properties.”
  • Dr. Baolin Wan, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received $92,977 from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District for “Technology Development and Demonstration of Grit Assisted Patch (GAP): Improvement and Field Test.”  
  • Dr. Patrick McNamara, associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received $93,035 from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District for “Understanding microbial community dynamics of activated sludge to predict and mitigate foaming events.”  
  • Dr. Stephen Heinrich, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering and director of graduate studies, received $18,605 from the Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH for “Comet K2 Center for Symbiotic Mechatronics.”  
  • Dr. Walter McDonald, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received $75,000 from the Fund for Lake Michigan for “Monitoring the Performance of a subsurface Gravel Wetland.” He also received $25,000 from the Lafferty Family Foundation for “Stormwater Pollution: Can We Observe it Better from the Sky?”  
  • Dr. Tony Parolariassistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, received $83,000 from the Water Equipment & Policy I/UCRC Research Center for “Interactions of green infrastructure with conveyance structures: Data-model integration to reduce risk of private property inflow and infiltration.” 
  • Drs. Brooke Mayer and Patrick McNamara, associate professors in civil, construction and environmental engineering, received $50,000 from the Lafferty Family Foundation for “Ultraviolet Light Emitting Diodes (LED) for Degradation of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria and Genes.”
  • Dr. Dan 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. 
    • $88,988 from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District for “Novel Algorithm to Increase Anaerobic Co-Digestion Renewable Energy.”
    • $94,160 from Rapid Radicals Technology, LLC for “Pilot-scale Advanced, High-Rate Wet Weather Treatment System Scale-up and Optimization.” 
  • Dr. Nathan Weise, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $70,000 from the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium for the project “Extreme Power Conversion Project 1 - Advanced Filter Architecture for Next Generation Wide Bandgap Power Electronics.” 
  • Drs. Cris Ababei, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Majeed Hayat, chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $376,717 Research Experiences for Undergraduates award from the National Science Foundation and Air Force Office of Scientific Research in the amount for the project “REU Site: Hardware, Embedded Software, and Analytics for Environment Quality Monitoring.” This proposal includes senior personnel from the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering. 
  • Dr. Richard Povinelli, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $175,000 from Marquette Energy Analytics for “Marquette University (MU)/Marquette Energy Analytics (MEA) Research and Internship Project.”  
  • Dr. Chung Hoon Lee, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $83,000 from the Water Equipment & Policy I/UCRC Research Center for “A Continuous Heavy Metal Contaminant Measurement System in Drinking Water.”  
  • Dr. Henry Medeiros, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, received $247,619 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for “Quantifying Invasive Insect Movement Within and Across Landscapes Using Laser Detection Technology and Unmanned Aerial Systems.”
  • 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.”
    • $33,230 from the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with Purdue University for “Novel Platform for Quantitative Subcellular Resolution Imaging of Human Tissues Using Mass Spectrometry.”  
  • 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. Phil Voglewede, associate professor of mechanical engineering, received $3,000 from the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for “Robotic Mining.  
  • 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.”
  • Dr. John Borg, P.E., chair and professor of mechanical engineering, in collaboration with Oceanit Laboratories, Inc., received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Defense for “Abrasive Blasting Nozzle Noise Control II.”
  • 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.”
    • An NSF REU Supplement in the amount of $8,000 for their project, “Determining the driving force for fatigue crack nucleation in a superelastic nickel titanium 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, Robert C. Greenheck Endowed Chair in Design and Manufacturing and professor of mechanical engineering, received $50,833 from Woodway USA Inc. for “Automated Rail Assembly.”