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Eric Kazyak lab tour fall 2023

Three new electrochemistry research labs open exciting opportunities for ME students

Three new electrochemistry-focused research labs are now open in Mechanical Engineering (ME), led by ME faculty members Eric Kazyak, Luca Mastropasqua and James Pikul. These labs are working together on…

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UW-Madison alumni Ryan Waddington and Michael Urynowicz pose in front of a mountain.
June 10, 2024

Badger alumni reimagine renewable energy and carbon capture technology

The decision to enroll at UW-Madison was a pivotal one for Ryan Waddington and Michael Urynowicz. It brought two Badgers a lifelong friendship and together they formed Cowboy Clean Fuels…

Xin Wang, pictured center, accepts a Best Paper Award from ASCE staff and others during the 2024 CI & CRC Joint Conference.
May 15, 2024

Xin Wang redefines human-robot collaboration in construction

Groundbreaking research on human-robot collaboration in construction spearheaded by Xin Wang, CEE PhD 2024, has captured the industry’s attention, earning Wang the Best Paper Award among more than 400 submissions…

May 1, 2024

Wired for success: UW-Madison engineers ready for ECIC 2024

Badger engineers are returning to the 2024 Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC) following a historic first-place finish in 2023. “It was UW-Madison’s first time competing, and we were the first…

UW Crest with engineering background
April 17, 2024

College cites faculty and staff for teaching, research, service

On April 16, 2024, Dean Ian Robertson held an event to recognize engineering faculty and staff for work that sets them apart and benefits everyone from our own engineering students…

Olivia Fritz
January 4, 2024

From student to startup co-founder: Olivia Fritz sets sights on sustainability engineering

An interest in sustainability, a passion for the environment, and the promise of a free Qdoba dinner sparked a unique and non-traditional career path for Olivia Fritz, BSCEE ’13. “Kohler…

Greg Harrington, Karl Linck, Jorge Gutierrez, and Jan Kucher pose with the 2023 UW-Madison NCEES award during the Engineers' Day Luncheon at Olbrich Botanical Garden.
November 17, 2023

CEE Capstone course wins 7th NCEES Award for renewable energy project

Collaboration, innovation, and commitment to sustainability are key ingredients that earned the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison its seventh Engineering Education Award from…

John Gugel
November 9, 2023

John Gugel: 2023 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient

John GugelBSCEE ’90, MSCEE ’92 (MBA ’08, Northwestern University)President, Genomatica John is a business executive in the global energy and chemicals industry who optimized construction of new plants and pioneered…

Anthony Heddlesten
November 9, 2023

Anthony Heddlesten: 2023 Early Career Award recipient

Anthony HeddlestenBSCEE ’07Civil and environmental engineering section chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District Mayor, City of Riverdale, Iowa Anthony is a civil and environmental engineer and community…

UW Crest with engineering background
November 1, 2023

Pujara earns environmental protection and stewardship fellowship

Nimish Pujara, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded an Early-Career Research Fellowship in Environmental Protection and Stewardship. The Gulf Research Program of the National Academies…

Colin Schiesl
September 13, 2023

A blueprint for success: Schiesl’s journey from student to alum

For Colin Schiesl, current senior and soon-to-be alum from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a passion for construction management and dedication to…