Our faculty engages in state-of-the-art research that is supported by a wide range of government and industrial funding agencies. The research areas of our faculty are broad and include advanced materials, civil infrastructures, geotechnical and transportation engineering, nanotechnology, energy and fuel cell technologies, water resources, water technologies, environmental engineering, communication and electronics technologies, thermal science, engineering and computation mechanics, advanced manufacturing, computer science and computer engineering, ergonomics, biomedical engineering, medical engineering, and medical informatics. Our faculty is of high quality and enjoys recognition through receiving an exceptionally high rate of prestigious national awards such as the National Science Foundation CAREER and GOALI awards.
In the last two years, UWM has undertaken a new and aggressive strategy to increase its research productivity to an unprecedented level over the next several years. The college serves as a driving engine to achieve this bold goal and has made major infrastructure improvements to support and enhance its research activities. These efforts include aggressive cluster hiring of faculty in areas of strategic needs, major laboratory upgrades, providing research seed funding, and adding experienced grant development experts to assist the faculty.