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Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp to discuss the state of American science at National Press Club

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s Vice President for Research and Innovation, Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, will provide perspectives from Marquette and our home state of Wisconsin on a panel of senior university research officers for an upcoming “State of American Science” event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Hossenlopp will speak at the event on July 12 from 1 to 2 p.m., which is sponsored by the Science Coalition and the Association of American Universities. The 11-member panel will discuss science, technology and how federal policies are impacting current research.

“It is an incredible honor to join our nation’s top scientific thought leaders who work every day to support researchers seeking to solve our world’s most pressing problems,” Hossenlopp said. “Our faculty and students at Marquette and in universities across the country embody a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. They are dedicated to improving our world and helping U.S. industry maintain its competitive edge.”

Members of the media who would like to attend the event in Washington, or schedule an interview with Hossenlopp once she returns, should contact Brian Dorrington in the Office of Marketing and Communication at (414) 288-4719 or

Named to her current role by Marquette President Michael R. Lovell in 2015, Hossenlopp oversees growth in campus research and scholarship as well as managing the university’s Strategic Innovation Fund. She manages the work of the offices of Research Compliance and Research and Sponsored Programs, the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, technology transfer and commercialization activities as well as Marquette’s presence in the Global Water Center. She is also a member of the Executive Committee for the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.

Doubling research at Marquette

Under President Lovell, Marquette announced a goal in 2015 to double its research in the next five years. Hossenlopp and university leaders are aggressively pursuing this goal through several sources, including providing more internal support, seeking grants from the government, grants from foundations and forming industry partnerships. The university has seen major research breakthroughs in recent years.

  • Promentis, a Milwaukee company that was co-founded by two Marquette Biomedical Sciences professors (Drs. John Mantsch and David Baker), has raised over $30 million in funding to date and is progressing toward clinical trials with its lead compound. The company is working on a drug that targets central nervous system disorders.
  • Marquette’s presence in Milwaukee’s Global Water Center and participation in the National Science Foundation funded Water Equipment and Policy Center (in collaboration with UW-Milwaukee) has led to increased research across campus on water-related issues and external funding from a variety of federal and corporate sources. Marquette also recently partnered with the U.S. Council on Competitiveness and A. O. Smith Corporation on a sector study that explored water usage challenges in manufacturing.
  • Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin launched a new joint biomedical engineering department in the past year that brings together the renowned engineering education and research of Marquette University and the innovative medical research and clinical practice of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

About Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp

A chemist who has taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level, Hossenlopp’s research career began by exploring the fundamental details of how energy flows during laser-induced chemical reactions. She later transitioned to studying factors that control structure and reactivity of nanodimensional materials and was involved in collaborative projects focused on developing and characterizing new materials for use in chemical sensors, polymer fire retardants, and water quality remediation applications. Work in her laboratory was funded by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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