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WiscWind team members demonstrate their wind turbine during 2024 Collegiate Wind Competition
May 21, 2024

Offshore wind: UW–Madison undergrads win national award with design for floating wind turbines on Lake Michigan

Winds on the Great Lakes could provide more than enough clean energy to meet the needs of the eight bordering states, yet logistical, social, and environmental challenges have stymied development…

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May 14, 2024

Zavala helps develop educational video game tackling algae blooms

The latest video game from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Field Day Lab and Victor Zavala, the Baldovin-DaPra Professor in chemical and biological engineering, teaches high school students how to harness…

Megan McClean and Zack Harmer
May 1, 2024

Machine learning illuminates experimental design for synthetic biology

When Zack Harmer’s advisor and lab leader, Biomedical Engineering Associate Professor Megan McClean, suggested he explore a potential collaboration with Chemical Engineering Professor Victor Zavala’s computational group, the University of…

Theodore Puls poses next to the chemical vapor deposition system
April 19, 2024

With job at leading semiconductor company waiting in the wings, chef overcomes obstacles and remains positive in quest to earn chemical engineering degree

In 2018, Theodore Puls was living in Boulder, Colorado, working as the chef at a restaurant he helped design when he hit a rough patch. He was in the middle…

Sean Palecek and Eric Shusta working in the lab
March 21, 2024

For researchers, new serum-free cell line could advance understanding of brain disorders

Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a process to generate a new cell type that may aid researchers in understanding the progression and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and…

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March 20, 2024

A sweet solution: Chemical process can turn high-fructose corn syrup into valuable pharmaceuticals

In recent years, health-conscious consumers have demanded the removal of high-fructose corn syrup from a long list of foods. The result? According to the United States Department of Agriculture, over…

Marcel Schreier working in the lab
March 18, 2024

With CAREER Award, Schreier is using electricity to make chemistry smarter

Chemical reactions are not always at the top of people’s minds, but there’s one we all rely on every day without knowing it: the oxidation of hydrocarbons. Add heat and…

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March 15, 2024

Energy Reservoirs

We’re capturing the potential in a portfolio of new, more sustainable storage technologies. Every year, renewable resources like wind and solar become a larger slice of the energy mix in…

Assistant Professor Quentin Dudley and graduate student Sarah Noga working in new Bluemke Family Biolab
March 7, 2024

The new Bluemke Family Biolab brings biological engineers closer together, literally

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is known for its collaborative spirit, and few researchers on campus demonstrate that ethos more than the biological engineers in the Department of Chemical and Biological…

Southwest view of the outside of the new UW-Madison College of Engineering building
March 6, 2024

Wisconsin approves new UW-Madison engineering building

On March 6, 2024, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers gave final approval to fund a new College of Engineering building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “The approval of a new building…