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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…

Kailee Buttice working in the lab
October 26, 2022

Partnering with industry and national labs, Couet aims to accelerate advances in clean energy technologies

When the Palo Alto Research Center was looking for a way to test how its new ceramic material would perform in the harsh, high-temperature environment of a concentrated solar power…

William Doniger
October 3, 2022

Cutting edge: How an internship led one student from the factory floor to a national lab

Lawnmower blades and molten-salt nuclear reactors have little in common. But for recent PhD graduate William Doniger (PhDMS&E ’22), who currently researches corrosion-resistant materials and electrochemical sensors for next-generation molten…

Bonita Goh and Yafei Wang working in the lab
May 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…

October 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…

Photo of nuclear reactor
September 1, 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…

Image of ceramic layering figure
June 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….

April 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
November 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…

Photo of NuMI focusing horn
September 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…