CHANGE THE WORLD with us and we’ll help change your world!

UW-Milwaukee is a doctoral/research intensive university and Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution. The College of Engineering & Applied Science consists of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering and Mechanical Engineering with ABET accredited programs and a host of world-class technologies, research laboratories and centers. We’re expanding the limits of engineering knowledge and application. And, we’re seeking the most talented Ph.D. students to join us, students who strive for higher knowledge, have a history of academic success and are driven to leave their mark on the world. UW-Milwaukee offers outstanding doctoral students opportunity to launch their careers with the prestigious 2014 Doctoral Fellowship, a four-year enhanced financial package. You’ll work with our distinguished faculty who will support your:

  • Scholarship
  • Research
  • Publication
  • Innovation

Learn more and apply now to start in Fall, 2014 or Spring, 2015.


Our state-of-the-art on-site and satellite campuses house the most advanced technology and equipment essential for scientific discovery. Our labs and facilities include:

  • Wisconsin’s only dry lab for energy storage, funded by Johnson Controls, Inc., and space to focus on energy conversion, renewable energy, energy efficiency, bio-fuels, micro-grids and more
  • New graduate research facilities for biomedical engineering under construction at Innovation Campus near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and the Medical College of Wisconsin, the epicenter of clinical research in Wisconsin
  • An array of laboratories and centers for advanced manufacturing with expertise in sustainable materials, composites, ergonomics, manufacturing systems and logistics and industrial innovation spanning concept to prototype using world-class capabilities and technologies

With a diverse team of distinguished faculty, our research efforts include:

  • Energy and fuel cell (generation, storage, distribution, and efficiency)
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Medical informatics
  • Computer science and engineering
  • Fresh water sciences and water technologies
  • Environmental engineering
  • Sensor technologies
  • Materials engineering (Nanomaterials, metals, composites)
  • Ergonomics
  • Fiber optics
  • Infrastructures and transportation
  • Communication, power electronics, signal processing, digital imaging
  • Advanced manufacturing, operation research
  • Robotics
  • Computational fluid mechanics, heat/mass transfer

To learn more about research areas of our faculty, please see:


We’ll support you as you pursue and publish research. We also help accelerate innovation through commercialization. The Student Start Up Challenge is one of many programs that enhance performance by offering a competition for seed funding to take new innovations to market.


Greater Milwaukee is the third-ranked manufacturing center in the United States, home to 400+ engineering firms and 1,300+ manufacturing firms with annual receipts of $24 billion. Health is a broad area of interest, and we partner with education, research, clinical and industrial institutions that make up a strong regional medical center. Southeastern Wisconsin is also a hub for the energy, power and controls industry. With numerous partnerships, UW–Milwaukee provides opportunities to collaborate with other brilliant minds for inquiry and applied science.

About Milwaukee

Known as the biggest small town in America for its trendy, neighborly vibe, Milwaukee is an ideal “big city” to live, work and play. Located north of Chicago, IL, Milwaukee ranks as “One of 10” unexpected cities for high-tech innovation (

Our campus is blocks from beautiful Lake Michigan and minutes from downtown with convenient bus service nearby.

There’s so much to do…

  • Get involved in the performing and visual arts.
  • Cheer on one of Milwaukee’s many national sports teams.
  • Explore museums.
  • Hike, kayak, bike and run.
  • Join rugby, baseball, soccer or other recreational sports leagues.
  • Enjoy the city’s 140 scenic, historic, award-winning parks.

Doctoral Fellowship

The Doctoral Fellowship is a four-year enhanced financial package to support scholarship in engineering and computer science. The fellowship offers qualified Ph.D. candidates an opportunity to work with our distinguished faculty starting in Fall, 2014 or Spring, 2015.

To Apply, email or send hard copies of the following:

  • CV
  • Acdemic transcripts
  • GRE Scores
  • Brief Letter of Intent

Mrs. Betty Warras University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee College of Engineering & Applied Science
3200 N. Cramer Street, Milwaukee, WI 53211
Doctoral Fellowship
Phone: (414) 229-6169

Change the world with us!

Doctoral student success is backed by:

  • Distinguished faculty
  • State-of-the art research labs
  • Strong industry partnerships
  • Opportunities for support in commercialization
  • Collaborative, collegial environment
  • A great city to call home – a place to learn, live, work and play
  • ...and for select, outstanding Ph.D. candidates, The Doctoral Fellowship, an enhanced benefit package

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