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John Perepezko wins Hilldale Award

John Perepezko, the IBM-Bascom Professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is one of four faculty members selected to receive a 2023 Hilldale Award. Awardees are…

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September 11, 2023

Grad students shine in DOE nuclear energy research competition

The University of Wisconsin-Madison had an especially strong showing in the U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program’s (NEUP) 2023 Innovations in Nuclear Energy Research and Development Student Competition,…

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September 6, 2023

College welcomes 19 new faculty

The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is thrilled to welcome 19 new faculty members during the 2023-24 academic year. They come from all over the world, bringing a variety…

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August 31, 2023

UW-Madison engineers receive $4.6M in DOE nuclear research awards

The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded more than $41.2 million through its Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) to support university-led nuclear energy research and development projects, including a total…

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August 25, 2023

Local engineering alumni enjoy a hot night on the Terrace

UW-Madison College of Engineering alumni from southern Wisconsin enjoyed an evening of shared memories, academic and industry connections, and cool, Babcock ice cream on August 22. Alums who have graduated…

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July 27, 2023

College tour immerses chancellor in engineering

When you’re in the College of Engineering, you learn by doing. And so it was only fitting that UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin spent the afternoon of July 20 experiencing College…

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July 19, 2023

MS&E has a spotlight on alumni entrepreneurship

Katy Jinkins, a Department of Materials Science and Engineering alumni, wins 2023 Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan contest with SixLine Semiconductor, a Middleton-based startup developing advanced electronics components. Katy’s success is rooted in her UW-Madison MS&E program experience, showcasing the university’s commitment to innovation and fostering entrepreneurial talent.

June 30, 2023

Professor Susan Babcock retiring after 33 years at UW-Madison

Retired Materials Science and Engineering Professor Susan E. Babcock leaves a lasting legacy after a distinguished 33-year career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, impacting students, staff, and faculty through her research and leadership contributions.

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June 28, 2023

Two College of Engineering startups receive Discovery to Product funding

Two startup companies based in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering have received funding through the Discovery to Product (D2P) State Economic Engagement and Development program. The annual program…

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June 27, 2023

Engineering faculty receive 2023-24 WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

Faculty in the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering are among the 35 UW–Madison faculty awarded fellowships from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education for…

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June 1, 2023

Baston named 2023 Astronaut Scholar

Materials Science and Engineering has exciting news to share about one of our undergraduate students, Josh Baston. From our previous blog post, we shared that Baston was the recipient of…