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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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Allison Mahvi
September 18, 2023

Mahvi awarded $2.5M from DOE for thermal energy storage solutions

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Allison Mahvi was recently awarded a $2.5M grant from the Department of Energy on developing HVAC-integrated thermal energy storage systems. In the project, Mahvi is collaborating…

David Beebe and Melissa Skala
September 15, 2023

Beebe, Skala collaborate on new microfluidics platform

Biomedical engineering Professors David Beebe and Melissa Skala are among the authors of a new paper in the journal Communications Biology presenting a new microfluidic platform that better mimics the…

Shiyu Zhou
September 15, 2023

Zhou leads NSF-backed multistage manufacturing monitoring research

Shiyu Zhou, a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin, will lead a project to develop new methods for monitoring product quality and…

Prof. Christian Franck
September 11, 2023

Faculty Focus: Christian Franck

Christian Franck is the Bjorn Borgen Professor of Mechanical Engineering and runs the Franck Lab for experimental soft matter and cell mechanics. His research specializes in cellular biomechanics and in…

Group photo of attendees and sponsors at the 2023 Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference - Americas (YCSEC-A).
September 6, 2023

YCSEC-A Conference: Advancing the coastal science and engineering community

Bringing together engineers from around the Americas to the Badger State, the University of Wisconsin-Madison held the 9th Young Coastal Scientists and Engineers Conference – Americas (YCSEC-A) in the midwest…

Associate Professor Megan McClean and PhD student Zack Harmer
September 5, 2023

McClean receives fresh MIRA funding

Megan McClean, an associate professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has earned renewed funding from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for her work elucidating the…

UW Crest with engineering background
August 31, 2023

UW-Madison engineers receive $4.6M in DOE nuclear research awards

The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded more than $41.2 million through its Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) to support university-led nuclear energy research and development projects, including a total…

Hantang Qin
August 29, 2023

Qin leads research on manufacturing 3D photonic structures

Hantang Qin, an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will lead a new project to develop a novel manufacturing platform to fabricate 3D photonic…

Jennifer Choy and Mikhail Kats
August 23, 2023

Choy leads team awarded National Science Foundation Quantum Sensing Challenge Grant

The National Science Foundation has selected a proposal “Compact and robust quantum atomic sensors for timekeeping and inertial sensing” by an interdisciplinary team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers for…

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August 2, 2023

Faculty Focus: Mike Wagner

Michael J. Wagner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and runs the Energy Systems Optimization Lab. His lab seeks to improve the design, performance, and characterization…