1. UWM
  2. Research and Impact
  3. Research That Energizes

A great privilege of being chancellor is seeing the broad range of interdisciplinary research taking place at UW-Milwaukee.

In our 2012 Research Report, you will see how our faculty, staff and students are following many paths to creating new knowledge in diverse fields.

Their research partners are as close as corporations across town or as distant as fellow academics on the other side of the world. I invite you to spend time with this report to better know the outstanding research originating at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

–Chancellor Michael R. Lovell

[Photo] - Michael Lovell


More than 30 faculty members, spread across seven UWM schools and colleges, work in biomedical informatics -- attracting $10 million in grant funding in less than three years. UWM Associate Professor Hong Yu explains the groundbreaking work.
  • [Photo] - Hong YuNo Waiting Room
  • [Photo] - David FrickA Source for new Antivirals
  • [Photo] - Terrance NewellTeaching 21st-century skills from console to classroom
  • [Photo] - Nadya Fouad and Romila SinghWhat’s Happening to women Engineers?

Notable Science

Ellen Censky, senior vice president and academic dean of the Milwaukee Public Museum, describes how the research being done at UWM is impacting Milwaukee's economy and affecting us all.
  • [Photo] - Ramin Pashaie'Texting' the brain with light
  • [Photo] - Carol Haertlein SellsA scholarly tour of duty
  • [Photo] - Diane ReddySupercharged online learning
  • [Photo] - Carol HirschmuglThe (invisible) light fantastic
  • [Photo] - Luis AnchordoquiString theory’s ‘smoking gun’


From the factory floor, UWM Professor Anthony Ross talks about the benefits of giving students real-world experience and companies a say in how the talent of tomorrow is prepared. Ross is the Rockwell Automation Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management.
  • [Photo] - Paulette BanguraCommunity heals itself through university partnership
  • [Photo] - Anthony RossSupply chain management moves goods, grows jobs
  • [Photo] - Michael LovellR&D that energizes
  • [Photo] - Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health ResearchPartnership focuses on combating abuse of prescription meds
  • [Photo] - Building Information ModelingMutual inspiration
  • [Photo] - Shakespeare and CompanyWorks in progress: student actors, classical theatre


UWM Professor of Anthropology Bettina Arnold combines excavating and CT scanning to bring the past back to life. Here she introduces us to the "Harley biker chicks" who lived in Germany 2,600 years ago.
  • [Photo] - David GarmanThirsty for global water solutions
  • [Photo] - Rob RiciglianoBuilding peace from big picture to leverage point
  • [Photo] - Peck School of the ArtsSpotlight, praise shine on filmmakers
  • [Photo] - UWM alumniHometown global manufacturing
  • [Photo] - Bettina ArnoldMetal heavy with meaning
  • [Photo] - Council for the Spanish SpeakingServing a growing need

Commercial Potential

Bill Berezowitz, vice president and general manager of Imaging Subsystems at GE Healthcare, shares "two aspects that make UWM vital to the Milwaukee economy," including one that he says is often overlooked.
  • [Photo] - Ching-Hong YangMaking antibiotics obsolete?
  • [Photo] - Peter GeissingerSensing in a flash
  • [Photo] - Fred BinkowskiFish farming’s future
  • [Photo] - Microbial fuel cellA ‘triple-duty’ fuel cell
  • [Photo] - Valerica RaicuThe commercial ‘ripple effect’
[Photo] - Brian Thompson

How UWM makes ideas powerful.

UWM scientists and scholars are not just generating ideas, but also translating them into practical application and commercial use, which maximizes their power and impact on the world.

–Brian Thompson, President UWM Research Foundation
briant@uwmfdn.org / 414-906-4653