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UW Crest with engineering background
January 29, 2024

With collaboration, college and Midwest Tribes will accelerate community-led clean energy solutions

A new partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association will help individual communities identify and implement clean energy projects that align…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 19, 2024

UW–Madison to transform STEM graduate education with Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will establish a new hub called the Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change, or WiSC2, to transform graduate…

Evan Willing and Tyler Dabney working in cold spray lab
December 5, 2023

“Wonder” material gulps down hydrogen, spits it out, and protects fusion reactor walls

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have used cold spray coating technology to produce a revolutionary workhorse material that can withstand the harsh conditions in a fusion reactor. The advance, detailed in…

UW Crest with engineering background
November 15, 2023

How machine learning can accelerate the design of next-gen nuclear reactor materials

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has developed machine learning models that can predict changes in the mechanical behavior of materials…

Adelle Wright
November 2, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Adelle Wright is bridging the gap between fusion science and real-world energy technology

In her highly interdisciplinary research, Adelle Wright brings together cutting-edge insights from plasma physics, applied mathematics and computer science to enable the development and deployment of fusion as a clean…

Hyunseok Oh
October 24, 2023

Unusual alloys are a key step in next-gen nuclear energy

As the world gets serious about transitioning to carbon-free energy, one option gaining more interest is nuclear energy such as generation-IV nuclear reactors. Compared to their aging counterparts, these new…

Energy Dome’s CO2 battery
October 17, 2023

With UW-Madison assist, groundbreaking project could accelerate nation’s clean energy transition

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are supporting a first-of-its-kind energy storage system in the United States that could come online as early as 2026 in Wisconsin’s Columbia County. The project would…

Ceramic nuclear fuel pellets
October 12, 2023

Understanding lattice defects can help keep fuel cool

In nuclear fuel, there’s a heat-related sweet spot that not only ensures the reactor operates safely, but also that it generates as much energy as it can. “Heat transport is…

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…

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…