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PhD student Abhishek Gupta working in the lab
March 30, 2023

Groundbreaking system boosts signals effortlessly

Through a pioneering system that doesn’t need power or an amplifier, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers can enhance a signal without deteriorating its quality. With collaborators at the Wave Transport in…

Fang Liu working in the lab
March 16, 2023

Great minds converge here

We’re expanding our faculty expertise in energy storage, semiconductors, autonomous systems and data science … and we’re planning to grow for greater impact. Fang Liu arrived on the UW-Madison campus…

Semiconductor device that was UV laser grown and fabricated at UW-Madison by Shubhra Pasayat and Chirag Gupta
March 16, 2023

Electronic Essential

We are contributing talent and tech to a much-needed domestic semiconductor industry revitalization. During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, anyone in the market for a new car, refrigerator or…

Stable Diffusion-generated image of researcher working with huge piles of data
March 15, 2023

ChatGPT makes materials research much more efficient

The artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot ChatGPT developed by OpenAI promises to reshape the way people work and learn. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, in fact, the large language model is…

MS&E students work on capstone project testing materials
March 7, 2023

MS&E capstone team draws on individual talents

In the fall of 2022, University of Wisconsin-Madison materials science and engineering students Anna Janicek, Simon Roemig, Sarah Tang and Griffin Tong formed a team for their capstone course. While…

Juliana Pacheco Duarte
March 3, 2023

EP department sharpens its focus on nuclear engineering

In recent years, there has been a significant rise in companies working on advanced nuclear reactor systems and fusion technology to aid in the transition to clean energy. It’s also…

Shuoyuan Huang works at the 4D STEM microscope
March 2, 2023

With molecules stacked in their favor, researchers use pioneering imaging system to look at organic semiconductor glass

Using a revolutionary ultrafast camera, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new way to characterize organic glass thin films. This understanding could lead to new types of…

Luca Mastropasqua
February 27, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Luca Mastropasqua eyes electrochemical devices to advance decarbonization

Industrial production of steel, cement and plastics emits a significant amount of carbon into the atmosphere. While viable options at scale for decarbonizing such industries don’t yet exist, Luca Mastropasqua…

Jun Xiao working in his lab
February 17, 2023

Jun Xiao will use CAREER Award to design new types of 2D materials

Materials development is the foundation for many technology innovations. Often, when one material is integrated with another, new properties and functionalities can emerge. That’s the case with 2D quantum materials…

February 13, 2023

With new technique, we’ve increased understanding of electrochemical interfaces

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and Cornell University researchers have pioneered a noninvasive way of measuring an important but difficult to determine variable in electrochemical interfaces—the points in batteries and fuel…