Marquette College of Engineering receives $4.75 million grant to help children with orthopaedic disabilities
October 27, 2010: Marquette University has been named a national Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center by the U.S. Department of Education and will receive nearly $5 million over the next five years to implement four research and four development projects aimed at addressing the needs of children with orthopaedic disabilities.
Gerald Harris, professor of biomedical engineering, is the principal investigator for the MU-RERC project, which will also involve other departments at Marquette, as well as the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee School of Engineering.Click here for more detailed information.
Mike Ziwisky and helicopter
Who knew it’s possible to take a radio controlled helicopter, mount LED arrays on the rotors and develop software to program the LED arrays to deliver a message when the helicopter rotors are turning? Mike Ziwisky knows – see proof of Mike’s ingenuity in the above photo. A first-year graduate student in electrical engineering, Mike took an off-the-shelf radio controlled helicopter and turned it into something that is far beyond an off-the-shelf product. The entire project conceived and execute in the name of fun and to see if it was possible.While working on this project Mike realized that research being done by every faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer plays a part in radio controlled flight. Click here to learn more about the electrical and computer engineering research programs and see how they come together in the helicopter project.
NSF research grant to electrical and computer engineering faculty
September 9, 2010: The National Science Foundation awarded at $425,000 grant for the project "GOALI: Intelligent Systems for Health Condition Prognostics in AC Permanent Magnet and Induction Machine Drives for Highly Efficient and Renewable Energy Utilization and Generation," to electrical and computer engineering faculty members Nabeel A. Demerdash, Dan M. Ionel and Edwin E. Yaz.
This research project is a collaborative effort between Marquette University College of Engineering and an industrial partner.
The main benefit of this research is the development of fault prognostics and mitigation technologies for high efficiency ac machine-drives that the industrial partner, which is one of the largest electric machine manufacturers in North America, is particularly well positioned to introduce into the market through a multitude of original equipment manufacturers that it serves. The liaison between university and industry will be enhanced by including reciprocal long term working visits and internships of faculty, students and engineers. The research results will be integrated into the undergraduate curricula. Under-represented groups will be targeted for participation. The results will be disseminated to the wider engineering community.
Research done by College of Engineering faculty is making a difference in people’s lives, industries and regions around the world. Click on the department links to learn about individual research interests and projects.