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Research Description

Research Description By Graduate Engineering Department

Biomedical Engineering

Assistive technology, Bio-robotics, Bio-mechanical analysis of disease, Bio-instrumentation, Biomedical applications in neuroscience, Medical imaging, Orthotics and prosthetics, Rehabilitation

Civil & Environmental Engineering

On going research in Civil & Environmental Engineering is focused on the following areas: By-Products Utilization and Recycling, Biomechanics, Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, Geotechnial Engineering, Structural Engineering, Urban Transportation

Computer Science

Characterized by widely known basic and applied research, Computer Science faculty's technical interests span many areas including: Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Cryptography and Data Security, Computational Robotics, Distributed Systems, Medical Informatics, Software Engineering and Systems, and Theory. Faculty research has received support from a number of agencies including: National Science Foundation, U.S. Navy, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, and private industry.--------

Recent basic and applied research topics include:
Biometrics identification,
Distributed robotics,
Efficient synthesis of plans in more expressive domains in a centralized and distributed fashion,
Knowledge presentation,
Load balancing in networks,
Principles for information visualization,
Software development environments,
Web image search

Electrical Engineering

The Department has a number of widely recognized research strengths. These include imaging, electromagnetic communication, digital signal processing, biomedical, renewable energy and power electronics. Department research work is supported by a number of national agencies including the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the US Air Force and the US Navy. In addition, the Department enjoys research support from a number of national and local industries.-------

Some recent basic and applied research titles are:
Automatic Signal Solving via Evolution and Genetic Techniques,
Construction of a Bayesian Network for Mammographic Diagnosis of Breast Cancer, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Design of Multilevel Power Convertors and Motor Drives,
Electrical Property Enhanced Tomograpphy (EPET), General Stability of Nonlinear PID Control with Arbitrary Partial State Knowledge,
GUI Applications in Power Systems, Implementation of JPEG2000 Image Compression Standard on Xilinx FPGA,
Nonlinear RF Circuit Design for Wireless Applications, Optical Sensing and Image Metrology, Position Location for Mobile Robotics Using Retro Grate Reflectors, Sensors and Systems for Subsurface Imaging

Industrial Engineering

The Department has a number of widely recognized research strengths. Recent basic and applied titles in each of the areas are:
A Linear Programming-Based Method for Determining Whether or not In-Demand Points are on a Hemisphere,
A Methodology for Location Control of a Multivariate Gaussian Process,
A Methodology for Quality Design and Development of High Technology Products,
A Stage-Wise Decision Making for the Capacity Planning and Control of Telecommunications Switching System,
On Multivariate Modeling for Selective Assembly of High-Precision Parts,
Smart Infotronics and Intelligent E-Maintenance Systems, Weighted Average Distance Results for Regions With Pockets/Zones of Demand

Materials Engineering

The Department has a number of widely recognized research strengths. Some recent basic and applied titles include:
Design, Growth, and Characterization of Ceramic Nano-Laminate Thin Films,
Environmental Degradation of Engineering Materials Including Biocompatibility of Bio-Implants,
Mechanical Properties Structure Correlation for Commercial Specification of Cast Particulate Metal Matrix Composites,
Self-Repairing Ceramic Nano-Laminate Coatings for Protection of Biomedical Implants, Thermal Management of Reinforcement for Novel Microstructures and Interfaces in Cast Metal Matrix Composites, Materials for Energy Storage

Mechanical Engineering

The Department has a number of widely recognized research strengths. Some recent basic and applied topics are:
Employment of Advanced Synthetic Lubricants in Industrial Air Compressors, Field Tests of Electro-Osmotic Technology to Reduce Gas Entry,
Interaction Analysis and Control for Multivariable Systems, Interfacial Transport in Two-Phase Systems,
Investigation of Efficient Mass Transfer Systems for Carbon Dioxide Into Water, Modeling Harley Davidson Engine Mounts, Monitoring and Enhancing the Performance Systems Through the World Wide Web, Path Cognates of Planar Linkages, Nuclear Safety and Electronic Cooling, Numerical Study of Flow and Heat Transfer in Turbomachinery, Use of Thin Porous Coatings to Enhance Heat Transfer, Utilization of Electro-Osmotic Technology to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Research Description By Engineering Research Center

Center for Advanced Materials Manufacturing

The Center for Advanced Materials Manufacturing brings together the capablities of UWM,Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and Marquette University, along with the capabilities of Wisconsin industries that manufacture metals, polymers, cermics and composites.

The objective of the center is to help revitalize US manufacturing industry especially in Wisconsin in areas of unique capablities. In addition to working on manufacturing of materials for industry, the center focuses on processing and manufacturing advanced materials needed for (a) energy generation, transmission and storage; (b) water storage, transmission, and purification; and (c) biomedical application such as bodily implants and eteranl support systems. A special focus will be on the green manufacturing of materials and the use of reduced or renewable engergy for the production of materials.

Center for Alternative Fuels Research Program

The Wisconsin Alternative Fuels Test Center has assumed a central role in Wisconsin's Alternative Fuels Program. In 1990, Governor Thompson created the Alternative Fuels Task Force to develop a balanced approach to determine appropriate state involvement in alternative fuels technology. UWM was enlisted for technical support, and the Alternative Fuels Test Center was created to monitor the emissions performance of fleet vehicles powered by a variety of alternatve fuels.

Center for By-Products Utilization

The Center for By-Products Utilization has its objective the finding of economic uses of high volume by-products such as fly-ash or used foundry sand. It provides graduate students with thesis and dissertation projects, and provides employment for undergraduate students.

Center for Urban Transportation Studies

The Center for Urban Transportation Studies is an inter-disciplinary group of faculty and students who share a common interest in the study of transportation problems. The Center is housed in the College, but faculty and students from other UWM schools and colleges and from other UW-System campuses have participated in programs administered through the Center. The Director and Associate Director are Civil Engineering faculty.

Center fpr Sustainable Electrical Energy Systems

The Structures Laboratory is used for instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level, and for research and testing (primarily for industry).

Industrial Assessment Center

The Industrial Assessment Center provides technical assistance in energy conversion and management for business and service organizations. A variety of research activities related to energy management are conducted. The center is equipped to provide on site energy audits.

The Consortium for Advanced Research in Gas Industries

The Ergonomics Laboratory provides research and applications in ergonomics, prevention of back injuries and cumulative trauma disorders in workplaces, analysis and design of workplaces and workstations, VDT workstation evaluation, design and evaluation of hand tools, measurement of physical fatigue, education and training in ergonomics through seminars, workshops and short courses. The laboratory is supported by the Medical College of Wisconsin.

UWM Center for Composites

The Composites Laboratory is dedicated to composites, especially metal matrix composites. Projects on their development, processing and testing have been conducted. This includes aluminum matrix materials for strength and lightness as well as copper alloys to remove the lead from castings.