Faculty Research


The College of Engineering & Applied Science is proud of our faculty members’ research accomplishments. This page is devoted to highlighting specific achievements. Check back periodically for the latest updates!

Featured Research Stories

UWM researchers throw a new wrench into the system
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has developed a new wrench aimed at preventing serious and costly injuries among gas-meter technicians.

UWM researchers create novel optical fibers
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have found a new mechanism to transmit light through optical fibers. Their discovery marks the first practical application of a Nobel-Prize-winning phenomenon that was proposed in 1958.

Researcher proposes recycling, rather than removing CO2 emissions
While scientists and engineers race to find new forms of green energy, strategies to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) in the meantime fall into two categories: decreasing the demand for fossil fuels or capturing and storing the gas.

UWM researcher discovers two nanostructures are better than one
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the potential superstar structures.

Three CEAS faculty receive Catalyst Grants from UW Research Foundation
Ilya Avdeev developed an expertise in finite element analysis while working at ANSYS, Inc. In this project he will work to develop efficient algorithms to model thermal deformations. These algorithms could potentially allow machines such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners to adapt and correct in real-time as heating causes sensitive parameters to change.

Adel Nasiri has expertise in power electronics, storage and control. He will explore load-leveling techniques, applied in other settings, for use in imaging systems. The concept could lower the burden on electrical systems that supply power for imaging systems, making them less expensive to install and maintain.

Jun Zhang hopes to reduce the cost and complexity of imaging systems by applying his expertise in Bayesian-based signal processing techniques. Imaging systems no longer use film; instead, they employ closely packed detector arrays that are expensive and difficult to manufacture. Zhang will explore whether advanced signal processing techniques can allow manufacturers to use fewer detectors while achieving the same image quality.