2015 RM2N Symposium UW-Stevens Point Campus Facility
Regional Materials and
N) and UW-Stevens Point
Why UW-Stevens Point joined RM2N
• Strong program in physical and natural
sciences with a tradition of faculty-student
• Paper Science and Engineering program
- students are prepared for an engineering career in
industries important to Wisconsin
- approved for a Chemical Engineering program
• Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
• $13 million in grants; 34 paper and pulp mills served
through research and laboratory services
Paper Science and Engineering
Fastest student run paper machine in the world!
Pilot coating and laminating machine
– complete pilot line capable of
handling, film, foil and paper.
20-inch pilot paper
Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology
Entrepreneurial institute at UW-Stevens Point providing
• Laboratory services include paper testing, paper grade development,
pulping and bleaching studies, coating and lamination piloting, and
related services that support the paper and packaging industries.
• Analyses such as ion chromatography for carbohydrates, organic acids
and alcohols, and our fermentation lab performs experimental trials.
• Research includes biofuels, renewably sourced chemicals from biomass,
and value-added uses of agricultural and forestry residuals from
• Educational offerings include papermaking courses, topics in
sustainability, and annual conferences.
Questions on WIST facilities and operations:
Dr. Paul Fowler
Executive Director, WIST
Optoelectronics Laboratory –
Thermal imaging of working
Micromagnetics laboratory specializing in nanoscale studies of magnetic materials –
imaging, measurements of magnetization, coercivity.
Bit pattern on a
magnetic hard drive
Nanoscale magnetic dots for
next generation data storage
For answering questions related to research facilities:
Dept of Physics & Astronomy, UW-Stevens Point
For answering questions related to undergraduate research
activities and capstone projects:
URSCA Coordinator, UW-Stevens Point