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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 Crest with engineering background
June 20, 2024

UW-Madison ranks 13th among publics in U.S. News Best Engineering Schools graduate program rankings

The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering moved up in the 2024 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Engineering Schools graduate rankings. Overall, the college tied for…

UW Crest with engineering background
June 13, 2024

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Prateek Jaiswal

Prateek Jaiswal will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in November 2024! Jaiswal will establish the Experimental Fluid Mechanics Lab at UW-Madison. His research group will…

Allison Mahvi ME
June 12, 2024

Faculty Focus: Allison Mahvi

Assistant Professor Allison Mahvi is the director of the Laboratory for Energy Transport and Storage (LET+S) and also has a joint appointment with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. LET+S seeks…

Baja SAE 2024 all team W
June 11, 2024

Wisconsin Baja 2024 SAE Competition

Congratulations to the Wisconsin Baja team on a great performance at their yearly Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) off-road racing competition! They spent over four days in Williamsport, PA with…

Thomas Breunung
June 10, 2024

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Thomas Breunung

Thomas Breunung will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January 2025! Breunung will establish the Dynamics, Structures, and Data (DSD) Lab at UW-Madison. He and…

Wisconsin Robotics 2024 URC team photo
June 6, 2024

Wisconsin Robotics heads back to Mars

Wisconsin Robotics started June with a strong showing at the University Rover Challenge at the Mars Desert Research Station in Hanksville, Utah! The University Rover Challenge is a competition designed…

ME Xiao Kuang
June 4, 2024

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Xiao Kuang

Xiao Kuang will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in August 2024! Kuang will bring his talents to the Polymer Engineering Center and has research plans…

ME spring 2024 newsletter cover
May 28, 2024

Spring 2024 Newsletter

The Department of Mechanical Engineering’s spring 2024 newsletter is now available online. Highlights from this issue include: Read the full PDF newsletter here or use any of the links above…

PEP WAVES electric boat building competition 2024
May 23, 2024

Making WAVES with electric boats

This spring marks the first time a UW-Madison team traveled and competed in the “Promoting Electric Propulsion” (PEP) boat races, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the…

Ramathasan Thevamaran
May 15, 2024

New Vilas Early Career Award to Ramathasan Thevamaran

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Ramathasan Thevamaran on his Vilas Early Career Award! Prof. Thevamaran joined UW-Madison as an assistant professor in August 2017. Since then, he has emerged…