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

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Multi-Scale Computational Model Development for Drug Delivery Kinetics and Mechanical Behavior of Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) Medical Devices

The objectives of this project is to study the complicated drug release kinetics and mechanical behaviors in drug-coated balloon (DCB) products mounted on catheters. DCB has emerged in recent years...   Details

Multi-Scale Modeling Of The Pharmaco-Mechanical Behaviors Of Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) Medical Devices

The objective of the project is to study the mechanism of thrombosis/restenosis (i.e., narrowing of arterial wall) and to develop a robust model to predict coupled pharmaco-mechanical behaviors in...   Details

Multidimensional Cultural Identity: Southeast Asian Youth

We are all exposed to multiple ethnic cultures daily, whether they are associated with the ethnic group(s) we belong to or those of other groups. In the next part of this study, we will be examining...   Details

Muscle activity during free-living conditions in older adults

The first goal is to continue to validate a portable EMG unit (microEMG, OT Bioelectronica) as a useful research tool to quantify long term physical activity through muscle activation. Secondly, we...   Details


Research in our group centers on synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles for advanced technological device applications. Plasmas or partially ionized gases serve as tools for producing nanoparticles....   Details

Neurological Sequelae and Effective Prevention of the choking Game

The Choking Game is the commonly used term for asphyxial activities frequently engaged in by young adolescents in the US and other western countries. There are various techniques used to cause the...   Details

Oneota Indian Lifeways in Southern Wisconsin

The objective of the study is to understand the subsistence and technology of Oneota people, who live in Wisconsin circa AD 1200-1400. The methodology is the analysis of flotation recovered material...   Details

Online Foreign Language Learning

WWW.AFRIKAANS.US is now in the second year of research with 5,500 visitors per month. I am doing cutting edge research in asynchronous language acquisition. Objectives: The current focus is on...   Details

Optical Imaging And Spectroscopy Of Biological Tissue

Projects in Biophotonics lab is a combination of different sets of disciplines from electronics to optics and applications in biology. The lab is dedicated to conduct research in three areas: 1)...   Details

Optimizing Production-scale Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

Recirculating aquaculture has become a major goal for UWM-enhanced entrepreneurship. Not everything is yet known about the strengths and weaknesses of these systems, but opportunity exists at the...   Details