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New CBE class gets students excited about the future of plastics recycling

Like many people, Dell Zimmerman, a PhD student in chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, assumed plastic recycling was an efficient, mature technology. Then he signed up…

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A closer look: Machine learning collaborations are helping to improve medical imaging

Data science and machine learning are becoming almost ubiquitous in many facets of our daily lives. Our healthcare is no exception—and among the areas where these algorithms are poised to…

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Not so precious: New discovery could replace expensive platinum in hydrogen fuel cells

Manos Mavrikakis, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is part of a research team that has discovered a new way of catalyzing an essential…


Pioneering process increases environmental sustainability of manure fertilizers

On paper, Wisconsin dairy farms look like the model of sustainable agriculture. Cows are fed hay and silage and graze in pastures. They produce manure which is collected and spread…

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Focus on new faculty: Siddarth Krishna continues CBE’s cutting-edge catalysis research

For many people, finding their life’s passion is a years-long endeavor involving trial and error and lots of dead ends. For Siddarth Krishna, who started in January 2022 as an…

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Two College of Engineering teams chosen as WARF Innovation Award winners

A team that created a device for detecting explosives and a cross-disciplinary team working at the frontiers of medicine and nanotechnology have taken top honors in the 2021 WARF Innovation…

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Two UW–Madison seniors were finalists this year for the Rhodes Scholarship

University of Wisconsin–Madison seniors Qianyun (Lexi) Luo and Hawra Aljawad reached the final stage of competition this year for the Rhodes Scholarship, one of the most prestigious and selective undergraduate…

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CBE student Jazsmin Washington named Erroll B. Davis award recipient

Parents usually discourage children from playing with their food, especially in public. But growing up in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, chemical and biological engineering undergraduate Jazsmin Washington was notorious for making…

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Five engineering faculty among highly cited researchers

Five faculty members from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are included on the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list for 2021; James Dumesic and George Huber from…

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Brian E. Luedtke: 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient

Brian E. Luedtke (BSChE ’85) Vice president, Asia Pacific region, global corporate communications and clinical education, Hollister Inc. We are honoring Brian as a chemical engineer and executive who has…