UW-La Crosse

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, located in the southwestern area of the state, enrolls more than 10,400 students. It offers a wide array of undergraduate majors, as well as graduate programs in the Colleges of Business Administration, Liberal Studies, and Science and Health, along with the School of Education. UW-La Crosse has many science departments, including the departments of biology, chemistry & biochemistry, microbiology, computer science, and physics. The university's fast-growing undergraduate and graduate research programs provide opportunities for faculty/student research collaborations. 

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UW-La Crosse Website

How are UW-La Crosse researchers combating the use of harmful solvents in industrial chemical synthesis?

Dr. Robert McGaff and fellow researchers in UW-La Crosse's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently discovered a series of environmentally friendly, iron-containing catalysts that allow them to provide a 'green' means of synthesizing industrial chemicals. While further development is underway, it is envisioned that such a technology could provide significant value to chemical manufacturing companies, in particular those focused on the production of fine chemicals.

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Campus Events

WiSys SPARK Symposium 2022

The WiSys SPARK Symposium is where research, innovation and entrepreneurship collide. The annual event brings together the best and brightes...

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Campus News

CALL FOR STUDENT PRESENTERS: Students could win cash prizes for presenting research posters or hands-on projects at the WiSys SPARK Symposium

In addition to the poster and project showcase, several sessions are designed specifically for students—including a career pathways sessions that allows students to explore their options after completing their undergraduate education.

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Campus Technologies

Method for the Synthesis of a Zinc Oxide Graphene Composite Material

Status: Patent Pending

Materials & Chemicals

WiSys is seeking a strategic partner interested in providing a route to market for the commercialization and use of this method for the synthesis of a zinc oxide graphene composite material.  There is also interest in identifying an industry partner for the continued testing and commercialization of the ZnO/graphene thin-films developed from this method.

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