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  Michael R. Lovell  
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Michael R. Lovell was hired as Dean of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in August of 2008. He previously served as the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh where he held appointments in the industrial, mechanical and bioengineering departments. During his tenure in Pittsburgh, Lovell served as the Executive Director of the Swanson Center for Product Innovation where he spent eight years mentoring more than 200 project teams through the product realization process. Receiving several grants from the National Science Foundation, Lovell was able to perform in-depth research on the product development teams he mentored. Based on this research, Lovell developed unique methodologies that increased the likelihood of a team creating an innovative product from 50-80 percent. Utilizing his methodology, Lovell mentored student teams that developed 224 new products and formed eight companies over a four-year period.

In addition to running the Center for Product Innovation at Pittsburgh, Lovell was the director of the National Science Foundation Center for e-Design and was the site director of the Department of Energy Institute for Advanced Energy Studies. Among his accomplishments, Professor Lovell is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award (1997), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (1999), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Burt L. Newkirk Award in Tribology (2005), the inaugural Olympus Emerging Academic Innovator Award (2006) and was named a fellow of ASME (2008). He is presently launching an Institute for Industrial Innovation at UWM.

Accelerated Product Development - Using Product Realization


Spring 2015 Engineering Programs Catalog

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Water Technology Certificate
Congratulations to the latest recipients of UWM's Water Technology Certificate:

Erick Shambarger, June 2014

Mary Ellen Bruesch, July 2014
Kathleen Feyrer, July 2014
Rosalind Rouse, July 2014

Six Sigma Black Belt Recipients
Fall 2013
Congratulations to:

Kyle Anderson
Brandon Barbieri
Greg Farrell
Mark Johnson
Lee Jordan
Timothy Kobb
Eric Leal
Kenneth Maglia
Melvin John Mangalindan
Brad Nasgovitz
Jacob Sloan
Cecilia Stingley
Mitch Taylor

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