Opus College News and Events

Making news 

COE Dean Kristina Ropella and Innovator-in-Residence, Chuck Swoboda, joined thought leaders from across the region to focus on innovation at Summerfest Tech June 29, 30. 

OMRON Corporation gifted over $1 million to establish the OMRON Advanced Automation Lab which will combine automation and robotics technology with supply chain platforms and further strengthen connections between engineering and business. Learn more.

Congratulations to Rapid Radicals Technology (RRT), winner of the 2022  Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest. Founded by COE graduate student, Paige Peters, RRT is commercializing rapid, high-level wastewater treatment.

Dr. Brooke Mayer spoke to @WPR about her work around phosphorus sustainability.

Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean, discussed engineering graduate degrees in U.S. News & World Report and her vision as Marquette's first female dean of engineering with CBS 58 for Women's History Month.

Congratulations Dr. Brooke Mayer for being recognized by BizTimes Media as one of the 2022 Notable Women in Engineering!

Dr. Maggie McNamara discussed street design with Fox6 as part of an effort to redesign streets to mitigate reckless driving.

A $7 million gift from the Fotsch Family Foundation will establish a new endowed leadership center to house the E-Lead program. Learn more!

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Celebrating Students

Best wishes Opus College of Engineering Class of 2022! See the congratulatory message from Dean Kristina Ropella and highlights from the Commencement  ceremony here. 

Check out 2022 student projects for Design Day! 

Leading research

Dr. Adam Dempsey received $4.2 million from the Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy within the U.S. Department of Energy for his work to reduce methane emissions in the natural gas pipeline industry. 

Dr. Brandon Tefft received a two-year $447,000 grant from the NIH-NHLBI for the project, "Rapidly healing flow diverters using magnetic cell targeting for intracranial aneurysm treatment."

Drs. Adam Dempsey and Casey Allen were awarded $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for research to show heavy-duty engines that use flex-fuel rather than diesel. Learn more here

Dr. Somesh Roy received a $550,000 National Science Foundation CAREER program grant for his work to model soot emissions with the goal of developing cleaner combustion systems. 

Drs. Brooke Mayer and Anthony Parolari are leading research as part of a $3.8 million U.S. Department of Defense grant for the "In Defense of Water" program. Learn more.

Dr. Brandon Tefft received $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health for the project, "Transcriptomics of adherent endothelial cells for improved endothelialization of small-diameter vascular grafts". Learn more here. 

Dr. Ayman EL-Refaie received $5 million from Department of Energy for research to develop the next generation of electric-drive drivetrains.