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Expanding Horizons

Juliana Pacheco Duarte working in her lab

When we hire new faculty members, we look for ambitious researchers who are applying emerging methods to engineer solutions to some of our world’s most pressing challenges.

Fang Liu assistant professor in materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison working in lab
We’re investing in strategic research areas like energy storage and batteries, addressing key technical hurdles that will help further realize the potential of renewable energy systems against the backdrop of climate change.
We’ve also added a cluster of hires pursuing emerging solutions in semiconductor development in recent years—engineering the future of electronics in the midst of a growing global need.
We’re building our expertise in autonomous systems and robotics to accelerate progress in connected and automated vehicles, transportation safety and next-generation manufacturing.
And we’re hiring engineers of all types who harness the latest data science methods to discover new materials, safeguard manufacturing quality, improve healthcare treatments and much, much more.

Fresh faces bring new ideas

During the 2022-23 academic year, we’ve added 19 new faculty members across seven departments—including several hires who have brought established research labs with them from other institutions—further bolstering our research enterprise.

We boast an energetic faculty that draws on the latest tools, including computational and data science approaches, to address a wide range of questions.

assistant professors
faculty members hired over Grainger Dean of the College of Engineering Ian Robertson’s nine-year tenure
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average annual research expenditures

Early career excellence

The 29 National Science Foundation CAREER Awards our researchers have amassed over the past five years is just one sign of their promising innovations.

An accomplished faculty

More have won other prestigious early career honors, such as the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award, the U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award and the Beckman Foundation’s Young Investigator Award.

Rendering of conceptual new Engineering building

Time to grow

And we’ve got plans to construct a massive new building to catalyze our research discoveries, while also expanding our enrollment to meet the growing need for engineering leaders in our state, country and world. A new state-of-the-art facility will allow us to increase our undergraduate and graduate student enrollments while propelling our researchers to develop and shape next-generation technologies.

With a burgeoning faculty, a growing student body and an evolving campus, we’re engineering a better future for all.

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