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Juliana Pacheco Duarte

Focus on new faculty: Juliana Pacheco Duarte, enhancing the safety of nuclear reactors

As an undergraduate student majoring in physics, Juliana Pacheco Duarte participated in a nuclear engineering workshop, and toured a nuclear power plant and a research reactor. That experience and her…

exceptional point-based accelerometer device

Signal boost: Advance enables hyper-sensitive sensors

A team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Wesleyan University has developed a new accelerometer that can take extraordinarily precise measurements. The advance opens the door to new…

PhD student Alana Stempien

Cell mechanics offers new clue in genetic heart disease

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (CPVT) is a mouthful of a heart disease that’s essentially an invisible ticking time bomb for the estimated 1 in 10,000 people who have it. Often,…

Bonita Goh and Yafei Wang working in the lab

Making new metals with machine learning means molten salt can’t corrode

For clean energy sources like solar or nuclear, molten salt is somewhat of a wonder material. In concentrated solar power plants, for example, the sun’s heat can be stored in…

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…

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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…