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

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…

Students in NE 231: Introduction to Nuclear Engineering course work in the makerspace

Building community and shaping context: Unique new course offers real-world intro to nuclear engineering

A new undergraduate course is setting first-year UW-Madison nuclear engineering students up for success in their major by providing a hands-on introduction to technological aspects of nuclear engineering. Additionally, the…

Brienna Johnson

For undergrad, internship adds international perspective on nuclear innovation

As an intern at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, UW-Madison nuclear engineering undergraduate Brienna Johnson is relishing the experience of living abroad and working on efforts…

Photo of Jizhe Cai working in the lab

New lightweight super material can battle bullets, deflect space debris

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanofiber material that outperforms its widely used counterparts—including steel plates and Kevlar fabric—in protecting against high-speed projectile impacts. Basically, it’s better than bulletproof….

Wei-Di Cheng with family with the James Webb Space Telescope

Alum contributes to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

A University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering mechanics alumnus made important contributions to NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the world’s largest and most powerful space science observatory. The telescope launched on Dec….

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Moo Hwan Kim: 2021 Distinguished Achievement Award recipient

Moo Hwan Kim (PhDNE ’86)President, Pohang University of Science and Technology We are honoring Moo Hwan as a nuclear engineer and academic leader who has made innovations that significantly improve…

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Benjamin W. Longmier: 2021 Early Career Award recipient

Benjamin W. Longmier (BSEP/physics ’04, MSEP ’05, PhDEP ’07)CTO and co-founder, Swarm Technologies We are honoring Ben as a nuclear engineer whose expertise in aerospace engineering has enabled him to…


Work of College of Engineering students and faculty featured in 2021 UW Cool Science Image Contest

Ten images and two videos created by University of Wisconsin–Madison students, faculty and staff have been named winners of the 2021 Cool Science Image Contest. Among the winners are several…

Jun Wang

Jun Wang joins editorial board of Thermal Science and Engineering Progress journal

Jun Wang, an associate scientist in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Engineering Physics, has been invited to join the editorial advisory board of the journal Thermal Science and Engineering…

Abhishek Gupta

Grad student honored for exceptional mentorship of undergraduate scholar

Mechanical engineering PhD student Abhishek Gupta has received an Exceptional Mentorship Award from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS) program for the 2020-2021 academic year. Gupta was recognized…