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5/18/2022

Beyond Your Degree: Taking the FE Exam as an Undergrad

Senior year of college is a busy and exciting time for students. Graduating as an engineer, you will want to make sure you are doing everything you can to prepare…

Pictured left to right: Jeff Russell, Hussain Bahia, and Bill Likos
5/18/2022

Dr. Hussain Bahia Retires from UW-Madison

Vilas Distinguished Professor Dr. Hussain Bahia will retire from UW-Madison this summer. Dr. Bahia (pictured center) joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department in 1996 after serving at the Asphalt…

Student doing thermal conductivity testing.
5/09/2022

Geological Engineering Spotlight: Sydney Klinzing Reflects on Undergrad Research and Student Life

A native of Monona, Wisconsin, Sydney Klinzing became familiar with UW-Madison at a young age. Campus events including the UW-Madison Engineering Expo and Saturday Science at the Discovery Building piqued…

UW Crest with engineering background
4/21/2022

Study: Liquid brine clears roads faster

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) lab have found liquid brine in water highway maintenance cleared the state’s highways faster, provided better friction on roadways…

4/11/2022

Hicks named 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar

Andrea Hicks, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been named a 2022-23 Fulbright Scholar. Hicks is a leading expert in using life-cycle assessments to determine the overall…

Andrea Hicks
3/07/2022

Hicks explores whether the climate is right for turning CO2 into plastic

Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor Andrea Hicks has received a Scialog Negative Emissions Science Team Award to study how plastic could help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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12/07/2021

Hicks wins 2021 Laudise Medal

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Andrea Hicks won a 2021 Laudise Medal from the International Society for Industrial Ecology. She’s one of two recipients of the award, which…

Hiroki Sone working in Lab
9/28/2021

Going with the flow: Sone earns CAREER award to study viscous fault rock properties

Think of rocks and hard, unyielding structures come to mind. But Hiroki Sone, an assistant professor of geological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, says the truth isn’t so straightforward….

Photo of William Murphy and Paul Wilson
6/30/2021

Murphy, Wilson leading industry collaborations in biopharma, fusion energy

College of Engineering faculty members are leading two ambitious industry partnerships and contributing to two others as part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Promoting Industry Collaboration Initiative. The $1.3M initiative…

Gavin Knight and Randolph Ashton
12/09/2020

Neural tissue engineering work earns Ashton WARF Innovation Award

Randolph Ashton, an associate professor of biomedical engineering, and three members of his lab have taken top honors in the 2020 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) Innovation Award contest. Ashton’s…