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Elizabeth Glogowski honored for innovation through research with students

| Julie Poquette (story); Glen Mabie (video)

Note to news media: Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski is available to talk to news media about her innovative faculty-student research and its implications for economic development. You can reach Dr. Glogowski at glogowem@uwec.edu. 

As the leader of innovative faculty-student collaborative research at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski has been honored as a UW System 2020 Regent Scholar.

Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski

Dr. Elizabeth Glogowski

Glogowski, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, mentors a student team in research aimed at decreasing the cost and environmental impact of architectural coatings such as paints, primers and stains. She is one of just three UW System faculty members announced as 2020 Regent Scholars.

Each honoree will receive an award of up to $50,000 to be used to support innovative faculty-student research projects that ultimately will drive economic development.

The project leading to Glogowski’s honor is titled “New Branched Stimuli Responsive Polymers for Architectural Coating Applications.”

“This specific project actually builds off of a previous project my students and I worked on to investigate specific materials for architectural coatings, thinking about not just, does this decrease the cost of the material, which consumers are looking for, but also thinking about the environmental impact,” Glogowski says. “Can we decrease the materials in a formulation that have potential harmful effects on the environment and still have the quality product that we’re looking for?”

Watch the video above to learn more about Glogowski’s award-winning research.