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Grad student Anna Konstant examines a collaborative robot
October 4, 2023

When UW-Madison engineering ideas make their way across Wisconsin, everybody wins

Engineers play a critical role in solving challenges, whether they’re devising technology for the smart farms of the future, building fusion reactors to drive new sustainable energy possibilities, or creating…

Joshua Brockman
September 15, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Brockman reckons with the force of the immune system

Cells are the bedrock of life as we know it, carrying out essential biological functions across organisms. But, as Joshua Brockman is quick to note, cells are also mechanical entities,…

A student talks with a recruiter at the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM Career Fair.
September 15, 2023

Hungry for engineering talent, employers flock to UW-Madison

Badger Engineers are in demand. Just ask some of the more than 320 employers who descended upon the College of Engineering Sept. 11-14 for the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM…

PhD student Zack Harmer
August 29, 2023

New technique fast-tracks optogenetics work

By shining the right wavelength of light on cells outfitted with specific, light-sensitive proteins, scientists can turn cellular processes on and off—and in doing so, drive production of chemicals that…

Randy Bartels
August 14, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Randy Bartels pushes limits of imaging

Randy Bartels is chasing innovation in imaging technology while building collaborations with researchers across the biological sciences. So he should fit in nicely in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, whose…

Assistant Professor Filiz Yesilkoy and PhD student Samir Rosas show one of their lab's engineered plasmatic metasurfaces mounted with brain tissue.
May 30, 2023

Small nanoengineered surface shows big picture of tissue changes

When pathologists examine tissue samples for signs of disease, they rely on their trained eyes to spot changes in specific biomarkers that indicate abnormalities. Before those alterations become visible on…

College of Engineering graduate recognition celebration 2023
May 15, 2023

In festive form, college honors hundreds of Badger engineering grads

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, nearly 700 of the college’s 1,200 total engineering graduates—bachelor’s, master’s and PhD—packed the Kohl Center for the college’s annual graduate recognition celebration. Even after a…

Postdoctoral researcher Kieran Sweeney works at a microscope
April 28, 2023

Shedding light on cells’ stress-induced self-talk

When a cell contends with changes in its environment, it takes action to respond. Signals travel through its internal circuitry, turning various cellular machinery on and off, expressing some genes…

Suyash Bhatt and Emily Masterson
April 5, 2023

Tiny antennas open door to injectable electronics for brain monitoring

By creating a miniscule device that translates brain activity into radiowaves, University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroengineers have taken a key step toward enabling injectable sensors for wireless, localized recording in the…

Students Everett Cartier, Xiangfei Wang, Isaac Krause and Ryan Meekin present their research on an advanced arm prosthetic
April 4, 2023

For entrepreneurial students, medical device class is good for business

As Everett Cartier prepared for his group’s venture capital pitch in support of an advanced arm prosthetic, he knew he’d be facing a tough audience. Never mind that it was…