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New technique is a big nano-step forward in fabricating the next generation of transistors

Using hydrocarbon seeds, materials engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method for making graphene nanoribbons. In the future, the technique may allow the industrial-scale fabrication of…

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New wave: Narrowband terahertz emitter could search for explosive materials in public spaces

Sometimes a breakthrough in fundamental research is placed on a shelf or filed away in a journal article until someone finds a practical use for it years or decades later….

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…

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A closer look: Machine learning collaborations are helping to improve medical imaging

Data science and machine learning are becoming almost ubiquitous in many facets of our daily lives. Our healthcare is no exception—and among the areas where these algorithms are poised to…

Marion Gilbert Wells

Alumna aims to get students—and an industry—excited about materials science education

Many of Marion Gilbert Wells’ peers spent their childhoods rewiring the family toaster or building high-tech model rockets. But that wasn’t the case for Wells. “When I’m speaking to young…


Dawei Feng receives NSF CAREER Award to create new metal-organic hybrid materials

Dawei Feng, the Y. Austin Chang Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has spent the last decade investigating metal-organic materials, or…

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A passion for research drives two exceptional MS&E undergraduates

One of the greatest advantages of attending a major research institution like the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the chance to work in a laboratory and take part in groundbreaking research….

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Two College of Engineering teams chosen as WARF Innovation Award winners

A team that created a device for detecting explosives and a cross-disciplinary team working at the frontiers of medicine and nanotechnology have taken top honors in the 2021 WARF Innovation…


Nature Communications paper presents technique to optimize thin films for optoelectronic devices

Chang-Beom Eom, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, published a paper in the November 22, 2021 issue of the prestigious journal Nature Communications. The…

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Bandage uses body’s own energy to speed wound healing

UW‒Madison researchers have developed a bandage that uses the body’s own electrical energy to speed wound healing. The futuristic bandage, developed by Xudong Wang, professor of materials science and engineering…