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Bonita Goh and Yafei Wang working in the lab
5/26/2022

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…

10/26/2021

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…

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9/01/2021

UW-Madison engineers receive $3.6M in DOE nuclear research awards

The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded more than $48.8 million through its Nuclear Energy University Program (NEUP) to support university-led nuclear energy research and development projects, including a total…

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6/25/2021

Ceramic layering can produce better radiation-resistant materials

Radiation isn’t just a danger to living things; over time, constant irradiation can cause everything from electronics to structural materials used in nuclear or space applications to degrade and fail….

4/28/2021

Two graduate students receive prestigious Nuclear Energy University Program Fellowships

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate students are recipients of U.S. Department of Energy Nuclear Energy University Program Fellowships beginning in 2021. The prestigious fellowships are designed to bring highly qualified…

Photo of gyroid lattice
11/13/2020

Surprise twist: Chiral material reveals new phenomenon

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have made a unique, asymmetric material that behaves in a new and unexpected way: When this “chiral” material is squeezed or stretched, it also twists. “What…

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9/28/2020

New project brings UW engineers into international efforts to improve particle accelerators

Neutrinos are one of the most common subatomic particles in the universe. However, with a mass close to zero and no electric charge, they are difficult to study because they…

8/26/2020

Q-NEXT collaboration awarded National Quantum Initiative funding

The University of Wisconsin–Madison solidified its standing as a leader in the field of quantum information science when the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the White House announced the…

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8/04/2020

College of Engineering faculty are part of new quantum institute

In July 2020, the National Science Foundation named the University of Wisconsin-Madison a partner in a new 5-year, $25 million quantum science collaboration called the Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for…

Image of silicon carbide after irradiation
5/25/2020

Understanding ceramic materials’ ‘mortar’ may reveal ways to improve them

When most people think of ceramics, they might envision their favorite mug or a flowerpot. But modern technology is full of advanced ceramics, from silicon solar panels to ceramic superconductors…