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Robert Jacobberger
9/08/2022

Focus on new faculty: Robert Jacobberger is designing next-gen electronics with atomic precision

Robert Jacobberger is no stranger to the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering. He earned his PhD in 2016 working with Michael Arnold, a professor of materials science and engineering,…

Eric Tervo
8/31/2022

Focus on new faculty: A warm welcome for Eric Tervo and his quest to harness heat

In general, heat is the enemy of most technologies; engines and motors can fail when they overheat and computer components tend to fritz out when they get too hot. But…

Pedro Morgado
8/24/2022

Focus on new faculty: Pedro Morgado wants AI to see for itself

While artificial intelligence has made huge strides in recent years, there’s actually a lot of human intervention going on behind the scenes; most AI relies on training materials—usually massive troves…

Engineers Without Borders students in Puerto Rico
8/10/2022

Energy surge: ECE students lead Engineers Without Borders back into the field

One of the reasons University of Wisconsin-Madison students join Engineers Without Borders is to cross some actual borders—in most cases, participants travel abroad to help implement water, power or other…

Electric power lines
7/11/2022

Power to the people

Three ways our nation’s electrical grid must change for a brighter future The world is on the cusp of a renewable energy tipping point; with recent technology advances, green energy…

Ilhan Bok working in the lab
6/09/2022

Neural engineers use simulation to test nanoparticles for whole-brain imaging

Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is an emerging technology that could allow researchers and clinicians to glimpse organs, in real time, with a resolution and sensitivity superior to commonly used tools…

Maitreyee Sanjiv Marathe with the e-Little Free Library
5/23/2022

Solar Little Free Libraries provide power to people who need it most

For many people who are homeless or members of underserved populations, cell phones are a lifeline; a phone may be their only way to keep in touch with distant friends…

Bhuvana Krishnaswamy
5/19/2022

Advanced sensor networks could help farmers micromanage their fields

In the future, farmers will be able to look at a tablet and see the nutrient, CO2 and moisture levels of every individual acre in their fields in real time….

WEMPEC students doing research
5/09/2022

Journal dedicates issue to WEMPEC’s 40-year influence on electric machines and power electronics

The April 2022 issue of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)….

Carolyn Schaefer, a PhD student in engineering physics, works on the Pegasus-III fusion experiment
4/26/2022

Progress on the path to fusion

New technologies and an influx of private investment are sparking developments in a field that seeks to realize a longstanding energy dream. The lithium in your laptop battery could be…