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NECTO device attached to a surgical guidewire
November 28, 2023

Students’ invention aims to clip crucial minutes off endovascular surgeries

The device that netted a foursome of University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering classmates a 2023 Wisconsin Innovation Award doesn’t look flashy. It’s a small plastic cylinder, just over 1.5 inches…

Carley Schwartz works in a biosafety cabinet as part of Biomedical Engineering 602: CRISPR Genome Editing and Engineering Laboratory
November 6, 2023

CRISPR lab course puts revolutionary gene editing tool into students’ hands

As a researcher in a genomics lab, Carley Schwartz is much more familiar with the gene-editing tool CRISPR than the vast majority of the roughly 4,800 undergraduate students in the…

Aviad Hai and Ilhan Bok
November 6, 2023

Tiny particles, big impact: UW-Madison neuroengineers prove longstanding MRI theory

It started out as a side project, a repurposing of the nanopatterning techniques that Ilhan Bok has fashioned in Assistant Professor Aviad Hai’s neuroengineering lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison….

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…