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Albert lands American Family Insurance grant to improve machine learning in insurance industry

Laura Albert, a professor of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received a research grant from American Family Insurance to apply optimization methods to improve machine…

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Engineering faculty earn Vilas professorships and awards

Three faculty members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering have received Vilas professorships and awards. The honors celebrate extraordinary members of the UW-Madison faculty and are supported by…


Alumna Kathryn Huff confirmed to lead DOE’s Office of Nuclear Energy

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kathryn D. Huff (PhDNEEP ’13) to serve as the assistant secretary of energy at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy. This is…

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Seven students land NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Seven students and four alumni from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The current students who earned 2022 awards are:•…


Crone named NSF program director

Wendy Crone, the Karen Thompson Medhi Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at UW-Madison, was named a program director within the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation….

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Diem participates in White House fusion energy summit

Stephanie Diem, an assistant professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Physics, was a featured panelist at the March 17, 2022, White House Summit on “Developing a Bold…

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Diem selected for NASEM New Voices program

Engineering Physics Assistant Professor Stephanie Diem has been selected as a member of the New Voices in Science, Engineering and Medicine Program’s 2021-2023 cohort of 22 early-career leaders from academia,…

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Thevamaran earns Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from ASEE

Engineering Physics Assistant Professor Ramathasan Thevamaran has received the 2021 Ferdinand P. Beer and E. Russel Johnston, Jr., Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award from the American Society for Engineering Education…

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Murphy, Wilson leading industry collaborations in biopharma, fusion energy

College of Engineering faculty members are leading two ambitious industry partnerships and contributing to two others as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Promoting Industry Collaboration Initiative. The $1.3M initiative…


SEM honors Notbohm with Springer/Nature Young Investigator Lecture

The Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) selected Jacob Notbohm, Harvey D. Spangler Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, to deliver the 2020 Springer/Nature…

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Geiger lands DOE Early Career Award to investigate impurity transport in stellarators

In the quest to harness fusion as a viable energy source, the scientific community needs a better understanding of how impurities travel inside magnetically confined plasmas, the hot ionized gases…