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Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier and undergraduate student Katherine Breen
January 23, 2023

New program helps industrial engineering undergrads explore research

Over the course of three years spent working on the same research project, University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate Katherine Breen made a fundamental self-discovery that went beyond any data she’ll publish….

October 31, 2022

UW-Madison a partner in $15 million effort to commercialize more university advances

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is among 14 Midwest universities to join the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) network—a program designed to move more discoveries from research laboratories into the…

Photo of Vicki Bier
April 27, 2021

Bier appointed to federal nuclear reactor safety committee

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has appointed Vicki Bier, a recently retired professor of industrial and systems engineering and an affiliate of the Department of Engineering Physics at the…

Photo of Vicki Bier
February 15, 2021

Bier to serve on National Academies committee on risks of nuclear war, terrorism

Professor Vicki Bier, who recently retired from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and is an affiliate of the Department of Engineering Physics, will serve on…

August 22, 2018

UW-Madison engineers receive $4.7 million in nuclear energy research funding

The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded about $4.7 million in funding to University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers for advanced nuclear energy research. Of the 39 U.S. universities receiving funding from…

The prize-winning teams of the 2018 Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge (WESC). From left to right: Ashray Manur and David Sehloff of Energyan; Kevin Barnett and Merve Ozen of Pyran; and Aaron Olsen with recent Ph.D. Mehrdad Arjmand of Novomoto. Photo: James Runde.
March 5, 2018

UW-Madison entrepreneurs compete in energy and sustainability challenge

Entrepreneurial students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison recently took home cash prizes for new innovations in energy technology and environmental sustainability. Participants in the Wisconsin Energy & Sustainability Challenge (WESC),…

June 13, 2017

New course will teach students how to fly drones, collect data

This summer, the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering added a new way for students to navigate the skies: a course on drones. The first of its kind at UW–Madison,…

May 12, 2017

Professorship opens up new research opportunities

Engineering Physics Professor Carl Sovinec, who is the first recipient of the Thomas and Suzanne Werner Professorship, will use funding from the named professorship to advance his work toward developing…

March 14, 2017

College graduate programs ranked highly

In the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Graduate Schools,” several engineering programs ranked highly. Not all programs are ranked every year; this year, ranked specialties include…

January 19, 2017

Center helps make radiation treatment for cancer safer

A patient preparing for cancer treatment that uses radiation has plenty to worry about. Getting the right treatment every time — just the right dose in just the right place…