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College of Engineering news

December 7, 2023

Student-driven project brings solar-power to campus bus shelters

As bus riders traverse the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, they may notice a few enhancements to the transit landscape: screens delivering real-time arrival information and overhead lights that illuminate late-night…

H3X co-founders Eric Maciolek, Jason Sylvestre and Max Liben
December 4, 2023

Power players: UW-Madison trio’s innovative electric motors land them on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Electric cars and trucks are slowly but surely finding their way onto roads across the world. But when it comes to air travel, electric aviation still has a ways to…

Team Wendy helmet liner system prototype
November 8, 2023

With $15M in new grants, engineers will help prevent traumatic brain injuries

With new funding from the U.S. Office of Naval Research, an interdisciplinary research initiative led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison will continue to grow its research on concussions and other…

Grad student Anna Konstant examines a collaborative robot
October 4, 2023

When UW-Madison engineering ideas make their way across Wisconsin, everybody wins

Engineers play a critical role in solving challenges, whether they’re devising technology for the smart farms of the future, building fusion reactors to drive new sustainable energy possibilities, or creating…

James Pikul
September 18, 2023

Focus on new faculty: James Pikul is redefining what we use to generate and store energy

A robot, hard at work, runs low on power. Instead of needing to be plugged in and waiting to recharge, the robot simply “eats” some nearby metal, which provides power…

A student talks with a recruiter at the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM Career Fair.
September 15, 2023

Hungry for engineering talent, employers flock to UW-Madison

Badger Engineers are in demand. Just ask some of the more than 320 employers who descended upon the College of Engineering Sept. 11-14 for the fall 2023 Engineering & STEM…

Lei Zhou
September 12, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Lei Zhou is breaking down boundaries in precision mechatronics

Lei Zhou uses her interdisciplinary precision mechatronics research as a powerful tool for solving problems in various application areas, including semiconductor manufacturing equipment and robotics. With a systems focus, she…

Postdoctoral research associate Komal Chawla working in the lab
July 12, 2023

Discovery opens door to ultra-lightweight protective materials

In November 2022, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers garnered widespread attention when they announced the creation of an ultra-shock-absorbing foam material that could dramatically improve helmets. The researchers’ material, an architected,…

Eric Tervo, Jennifer Choy and Dakotah Thompson doing research in thermal photonics lab
June 26, 2023

New center aims to expand the role of semiconductors

Unlike any other in the world, the new Wisconsin Center for Semiconductor Thermal Photonics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will combine research in photonics, thermal science, and quantum science to…

carbon footprint stock image
June 16, 2023

In new course, students objectively analyze interplay between energy, carbon emissions and the environment

A new course in the UW-Madison Department of Mechanical Engineering enables undergraduate students to apply their engineering training to better understand one of today’s biggest issues—the carbon footprint of various…