Research Award Announcements

Biomedical

  • 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.

Civil, Construction and Environmental 

  • 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

Electrical and Computer 

  • 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." 

Mechanical

  • 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."  

Faculty Scholar Development Awards announced

Congratulations to the faculty members who received Faculty Scholar Development Awards, which are made possible through endowments to the Opus College of Engineering. Each award is up to $20,000 for a period of one year. View the complete list of the 2018 awardees