Office of Undergraduate Research

Find a Research Project

There are approximately 200 research projects posted by UWM faculty members on this site. Use the links on this page to find projects that interest you. Think expansively. Look beyond your school or college, and think about your passions as well as your major. If you do not find something that interests you, do not despair! If you come to us with specific areas of interest, we can probably find a match for you beyond the projects listed here. If you have questions, just send a quick email to Kyla Esguerra, Associate Director, at kylam@uwm.edu.



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Heat Treatment for Development of Ductile FRP Composites

Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites have gained widespread use in civil, mechanical, and aerospace applications. However, a major drawback of FRP materials is (unlike steel and aluminum, &) is...   Details

Heat transfer enhancement using a novel structure in thermal management system of battery energy storage

The goal of the project is to improve the heat transfer performance of the thermal management system for Lithium-ion battery systems. Batteries have an optimum temperature range for peak performance,...   Details

Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History

The daytime soap opera has been a popular and persistent form of U.S. television programming throughout the medium's history. This book project examines the genre as central to US TV history and to...   Details

High-Speed Microscope Observations of Feeding Biomechanics in Zooplankton

For planktonic animals living in the oceans one part in 10,000,000 parts of water is food. How does a typical zooplankter separate the food from the water without losing the particle of food?...   Details

High-rate germanium yolk-shell nanoparticle anode for Li-ion battery with long cycle life and ultrahigh capacity

This project is aimed at developing high performance anode materials for lithium-ion battery to achieve a clean and sustainable strategy for energy storage. The objective of our studies is to develop...   Details

Home Activity Database and Modeling

The prupose of this project is to collect home activity data to create a database to be used in the development of a home activity modeling and prediction tool using smartphone technology. In home...   Details

How Self-Selected Activities Affect Daily Blood Pressure and Moods

This project will assess 1) if engagement in self-selected activities improves ensuing daytime and nighttime cardiovascular and affective responses and 2) if low scores on psychological risk factors...   Details

How psychosocial stress affects sleep and the physical body

My project involves collecting and analyzing survey and physiological data related to stress physiology, health disparities, and potential solutions to those disparities. For instance, I am examining...   Details

Human Helicase Detection of Viral RNA

My lab is presently interested in how the human innate immune system detects RNA viruses (like HCV). We are developing assays to study the interaction of human proteins that search RNA for pathogen...   Details

Hybrid Nanomaterials for Gas Sensors

The objective of this project is to synthesize various (SnO2, Ag) nanoparticles using a mini-arc plasma reactor and to assemble the aerosol nanoparticles onto carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for sensor...   Details