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Hagness, Williams selected as National Academy of Inventors Fellows

The National Academy of Inventors has selected two University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering faculty members for its 2022 class of fellows: Susan Hagness, Philip Dunham Reed Professor and chair…

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graphic showing the research team's design for an integrated nuclear and concentrating solar power plant
January 26, 2023

Combining nuclear and solar tech could make a powerful pair

In energy policy debates, nuclear energy and renewable energy technologies are sometimes viewed as competitors. In reality, they could be better, together. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ben Lindley, an…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 6, 2023

Engineering Mechanics moves to Department of Mechanical Engineering

We are excited to share that the Engineering Mechanics program is moving to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). The College of Engineering has a long history of strong Engineering…

January 4, 2023

Christian Franck awarded Defense University Research Instrumentation Program funding

Christian Franck, Bjorn Borgen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program award, bringing the tally of ME faculty with 2023 DURIP awards up to two!…

rowing pains ME
December 20, 2022

Senior Design’s ‘Rowing Pains’

It’s not every day that college students get to work with Olympians, but it was just part of the coursework for the ‘Rowing Pains’ senior design group. UW Mechanical Engineering…

Buckys rowbike ME Dec 2022
December 20, 2022

Fall 2022 Mechanical Engineering Design Symposium

The Fall 2022 Mechanical Engineering Design Symposium showcased the work of 12 undergraduate design teams on December 13th! Over the past year, these design teams have been engaging with clients from industry,…

Grace Kreissler holds a clear 3D-printed skull in the lab
December 19, 2022

Engineers make headway in tackling traumatic brain injuries

An interdisciplinary research initiative led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison is emerging as a global leader in developing better technologies for detecting and preventing concussions and other traumatic brain injuries….

Kris Dressler
December 15, 2022

Obituary: Mechanical Engineering’s Kris Dressler

We are sorry to share the sad news that our exceptional colleague and friend Kris Dressler passed away on December 1, 2022. He was at home and engaged with family…

Soil sensing
December 12, 2022

NSF climate change project measures the signals in the soil

Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Joseph Andrews has received NSF funding for an interdisciplinary project with colleagues in the UW departments of Soil Science and Bacteriology. The project, Signals in the…

Ying Li
December 1, 2022

Ying Li awarded Defense University Research Instrumentation Program funding

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Ying Li is one of 147 university researchers across the country awarded Department of Defense (DoD) funding under the Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP). These…

Eriten and student with vibrometer
November 29, 2022

WARF Innovates finalists are testing the strength of soft materials

Mechanical Engineering faculty Melih Eriten and Corinne Henak are finalists for the 2022 WARF Innovation Awards! Eriten and Henak have developed a method for testing the mechanical and failure properties…