Wisconsin Distinguished Professors
The Wisconsin Distinguished Professorship program recognizes and supports professorships in areas of vital or emerging economic significance to the State of Wisconsin. Appointed for a five-year term, a Wisconsin Distinguished Professor is an individual whose scholarship and service demonstrates potential impact upon Wisconsin's economy and who would be judged as outstanding by peers and the public alike. Of the 20 professorships currently funded throughout the UW System, seven are at UWM.
- Carolyn Aita, Physical Chemistry
- She is designing "smart super-plastic" coatings for biomedical applications such as implants and indwelling catheters.
- Michael Fendrich, Social Work
- Directs the Center for Addiction and Behavioral Health Research and studies the epidemiology of substance abuse.
- Arun Garg, Industrial Engineering
- Garg's ergonomics work has advanced understanding of repetitive-motion injuries and influenced OSHA policies.
- William (Dave) Haseman, MIS
- He's consulted nationally and internationally on database design, end-user interfaces, networking, and Internet applications.
- Hemant Jain, MIS
- Jain focuses on information system agility through Web services, service-oriented architecture and component-based development.
- Michael Lovell, Engineering
- An expert in the field of tribology, the former dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science is now UWM's chancellor.
- Pradeep Rohatgi, Materials Engineering
- His profound impact on cast metal matrix composites is evident in more than 400 publications and presentations and 20 patents.