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Concrete Canoe team members work together on building their 2023 competition boat.

Student Org Spotlight: UW-Madison Concrete Canoe

The UW-Madison Concrete Canoe team finished strong at the 2023 regional competition in Duluth, Minnesota this spring, taking second place overall, second place in prototype design, and second place in…

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Xiaoping Qian
October 4, 2023

New $3.7M DOE grant awarded to Qian and team

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering’s Elmer R. and Janet Ambach Kaiser Professor and Associate Chair for Research Xiaoping Qian on his recently accepted award from the Department of Energy! This project…

Jennifer Franck
October 3, 2023

Faculty Focus: Jennifer Franck

Jennifer Frank is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, teaches in the Engineering Mechanics degree program, and leads the Computational Flow Physics and Modeling Lab. Her research group investigates the…

Yunus Alapan
October 3, 2023

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Yunus Alapan

Yunus Alapan will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January 2024! Alapan will establish the Bio-integrated Robotics Lab at UW-Madison. His research group works at…

Chih-Chun Chang with crest
September 29, 2023

ECE’s Chang wins 2023 Innovation Award from MIT/Amazon Graph Challenge

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student Chih-Chun Chang was one of only four recipients of an MIT/Amazon Graph Challenge Innovation Award at the 27th Annual IEEE High Performance…

A page from one of Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks
September 29, 2023

The fine art of electrical engineering

Most people who travel to Europe on vacation only get to see the works of old masters from behind thick ropes. But on a visit to the Teylers Museum in…

Wei Wang
September 28, 2023

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Wei Wang

Wei Wang will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January 2024! Wang will lead the new Marine Robotics Lab at UW-Madison. Wang’s research group is…

Chirag Gupta, Shubhra Pasayat, Daniel Ludois
September 26, 2023

ECE’s Gupta, Pasayat, and Ludois receive $1.5M for semiconductor research

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Assistant Professors Chirag Gupta and Shubhra Pasayat, together with Associate Professor Daniel Ludois, have received a $1.5 Million NSF ASCENT grant to utilize wide…

Birgir Baldvinsson takes on a Kentucky player during the Badgers' upset win.
September 26, 2023

Baldvinsson carries engineering, soccer pursuits from Iceland to Madison

On a mid-August night, more than 4,000 miles from Madison, Birgir Baldvinsson felt the ire of nearly 17,000 Belgian soccer fans while playing in the biggest game of his life….

Carissa Roper
September 25, 2023

ECE’s Roper wins IEEE AP-S Fellowship

Third-year, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering PhD student Carissa Roper has been awarded a 2023 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Fellowship.  She was one of eight recipients at…

Juliana Pacheco Duarte
September 25, 2023

Duarte leads NRC-backed research project

Juliana Pacheco Duarte, an assistant professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will lead a project to develop a new methodology for…