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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
April 1, 2024

New collaborative DARPA award for Krishnan Suresh

Congratulations to Mead Witter Foundation Professor of Mechanical Engineering Krishnan Suresh on his recent award from DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)! DARPA’s METALS program, short for Multiobjective Engineering and…

Aerial view of Bascom Hall
March 28, 2024

New federal spending bills to boost UW–Madison research initiatives

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is set to receive more than $56 million in new funding for research initiatives after the passage of two federal appropriations packages, with $15 million coming…

ME buckys bionic runners team at prosthetics plus
March 22, 2024

Bucky’s Bionic Runners pass the baton

Mechanical Engineering students Jamie Wolpert, Caroline Gillis, Logan Fitzpatrick, and Nicole Salata had a uniquely impactful task for their senior design capstone project. Their group, Bucky’s Bionic Runners, was asked…

Alejandro Roldán-Alzate
March 13, 2024

Faculty Focus: Alejandro Roldán-Alzate

Associate Professor Alejandro Roldán-Alzate is appointed in Mechanical Engineering and the UW Department of Radiology. He directs the UW Cardiovascular Fluid Dynamics Laboratory which focuses its research on fluid dynamics analysis of…

Wenxiao Pan Vilas award
March 11, 2024

New Vilas Associates Award to Wenxiao Pan

Congratulations to Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Wenxiao Pan on her 2024 Vilas Associates Award! Professor Pan plans to use the Vilas Associates award to investigate the use of quantum computing…

EMA senior design lab spring 2024
March 5, 2024

A look at aerospace engineering in senior design

When the Engineering Mechanics (and Aerospace Engineering, EMA) program moved into the Mechanical Engineering Department in 2023, everyone was excited about the new opportunities for students across both programs. While both the…

Carbon nanotubes Carbon cover
February 13, 2024

UW-Madison carbon nanotube studies featured on journal covers

Two publications on research advances out of the lab of Assistant Professor Ramathasan Thevamaran were recently featured on journal covers. ‘Superior thermal transport properties of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes tailored…

Wisconsin Autonomous June 2023
February 13, 2024

Q&A with Wisconsin Autonomous student leaders

Wisconsin Autonomous is a multi-disciplinary student organization at UW-Madison dedicated to the research and development of self-driving vehicles. Operations Lead Ariel Leykin (Business Administration) and Hardware Team members Jacob Guinter…

Denzel Bibbs graduation
February 12, 2024

Spotlight on Badger Alumni: Mechanical Engineer Denzel Bibbs

During Black History Month 2024, we’re spotlighting Denzel Bibbs (BSME’19). Bibbs is a great example of a UW alum who fully embraced all that Madison has to offer during his…

Joseph Andrews
February 9, 2024

Faculty Focus: Joseph Andrews

Assistant Professor Joseph Andrews is jointly appointed in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He leads the Laboratory for Printed Electronics and Sensors (LPES) at UW-Madison. His lab focuses…