Johnson Controls forms research partnership with UW System

    Johnson Controls Inc., the world’s leading automotive battery supplier, is teaming with the University of Wisconsin System to position the state as a worldwide leader in energy storage.
    The Glendale-based company today announced it is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
    "Between our scientists and the talented UW students, we expect groundbreaking projects to develop," said Alex Molinaroli, president for Power Solutions at Johnson Controls. "This is a historic, collaborative step that will unify the state’s two research universities to form critical advancement in the area of energy storage devices and batteries." 
    The Johnson Controls Endowed Professorship in Energy Storage Research will add an expert in technology education to the UW-Madison and UW- Milwaukee Colleges of Engineering and Applied Science. The person who holds this endowed chair will be responsible for maintaining cutting-edge laboratories and supervising graduate students in research at both the Madison and Milwaukee campuses. The position is expected to be filled this summer.
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker credited Johnson Controls with investing in the future of the state’s economy.
    “Johnson Controls is No. 1 in terms of corporate citizenship — not only here, but across the country,” Walker said at today’s announcement. “This targeted investment will ultimately help us with jobs.”
    – BizTimes Milwaukee

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