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WiscWind team members at 2022 Collegiate Wind Competition

UW–Madison team advances to finals in 2023 wind competition

A group of students from the University of Wisconsin–Madison will again compete in the nation’s most prominent undergraduate-level wind energy competition for the eighth consecutive year. UW–Madison’s team, known as…

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Lei Zhou
June 1, 2023

New Mechanical Engineering Faculty: Lei Zhou

Dr. Lei Zhou will join the Department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023! Zhou’s research centers on the design and control of precision mechatronic systems for…

Mario Trujillo Marshall award
May 22, 2023

Trujillo Recognized with ILASS-Americas Marshall Award for Best Paper

Mechanical Engineering Professor Mario Trujillo has been recognized by ILASS-Americas with the Marshall Award! Prof. Trujillo’s paper, “Examining the Underlying Equations of Two-Phase Flow,” has been recognized as the best…

Jennifer Franck
May 16, 2023

New DoD Research Award for Jennifer Franck

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Jennifer Franck on her new Defense Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR) award from the Department of Defense! Jennifer Franck will receive $600,000…

ME senior design spring 2023
May 15, 2023

Celebrating Spring 2023 Senior Design Showcase

Congratulations to all students who shared their work at the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Symposium on Thursday, May 4th! Over the past year, 42 design teams comprised of nearly 170 students have…

Biomechanics at EXPO 2023
May 10, 2023

Biomechanics @ 2023 Engineering EXPO

Congratulations to all who participated in the 2023 Engineering EXPO and especially to UW Biomechanics that won first place in the Research Group competition! Ten biomechanics-related labs participated in EXPO…

John Uicker and Darryl Thelen at the April 2023 Pi Tau Sigma banquet
May 3, 2023

Obituary: Mechanical Engineering’s John J. Uicker, Jr.

We are sorry to share the sad news that Professor Emeritus John J. Uicker, Jr., passed away on April 25, 2023 from lung cancer. He was with his family at…

Erick Oberstar and family at his Spring 2021 PhD commencement
May 1, 2023

Onward & Upward for Dr. Erick Oberstar

Mechanical Engineering Faculty Associate and Mechatronics Lab Manager/Engineer Erick L. Oberstar is moving into a new role with the College of Engineering! He is joining the Interdisciplinary Professional Programs (InterPro)…

Isabelle Hanson at Nike
April 24, 2023

Student Spotlight: Graduating Senior Isabelle Hanson

Spring 2023 Mechanical Engineering graduate Isabelle Hanson knew what she wanted to do when she grew up from an early age, but she didn’t always know that she would be…

bucky's little thrusters full group
April 20, 2023

Bucky’s Little Thruster Design Blasts Off

One of the spring 2023 Mechanical Engineering Senior Design teams, Bucky’s Little Thruster, recently took second place in the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s annual Aerospace Propulsion Outreach Program (APOP)…

UW HPVC team design innovation award
April 17, 2023

Competition Success Continues for UW Human Powered Vehicle Club

Congratulations to the UW Human Powered Vehicle club team on another triumph! April 14-15, 2023, the team competed at the ASME eHPVC competition hosted by Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA….