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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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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…

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…

Randy Homel CEO Foth
September 19, 2023

Spotlight on Badger Alumni: Mechanical Engineer Randy Homel

Randy Homel (BSME’85) is now the CEO and Chairman of The Foth Companies, but he was once a badger engineering student attending lectures and lab sections. Fun fact: there are…

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…

UW Crest with engineering background
September 11, 2023

Grad students shine in DOE nuclear energy research competition

The University of Wisconsin-Madison had an especially strong showing in the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program’s (NEUP) 2023 Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research and Development Student Competition,…

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…

Students in front of Engineering Hall
September 6, 2023

College welcomes 19 new faculty

The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is thrilled to welcome 19 new faculty members during the 2023-24 academic year. They come from all over the world, bringing a variety…

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…

UW Crest with engineering background
August 28, 2023

Certificate of Architecture now available to UW-Madison undergraduate students

A new Certificate of Architecture is launching for current and incoming students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall. Details on what to expect and how to register are available…