Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Scanning the Horizon for the Technologies of the Future

The WARF Searchlight project seeks out research areas with the potential to produce high-value technologies. Through cross-departmental and interdisciplinary teams, the project broadens WARF’s relationships with campus and establishes new industry networks. Searchlight looks far and wide for big breakthroughs that will solve major problems and shape a brighter future.

2023 Searchlight topics

  • Semiconductor research, development and manufacturing
    • Efforts towards domestic manufacturing and CHIPS Act
    • Understanding the supply chain and where university research can make an impact

    Team Lead: Brian Frushour

  • Carbon sequestration
    • Technology and investment trends related to removing carbon from the atmosphere
    • Seeking opportunities where WARF and the university can make an impact

    Team Lead: Justin Anderson

Past Searchlight topics:

  • Plastics – Recycling and Composting
    Team Lead: Brian Frushour
  • Renewable Energy Infrastructure Implementation
    Team Lead: Michael Carey

Any Questions?

For information on the above topics, contact the team leads. For ideas, suggestions or questions about Searchlight, contact Jennifer Gottwald.