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Amy Wiersma taking water samples
March 27, 2023

In Wisconsin, working with water grounds Wiersma

Amy Wiersma has long dreamed of an environmentally focused career. Now she’s getting to make that dream a reality. Wiersma, a PhD student in the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program…

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…

Students conduct experiments in CEE’s Environmental Engineering Mechanics class
March 13, 2023

One-of-a-kind environmental engineering class overflows with real-world examples

A new course in environmental engineering is teaching students how the materials they use in civil infrastructure can have broad, lasting impacts on the world around us. Mohan Qin, an…

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…

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…

Beichen Liu, Wenxiao Guo and Matthew Gebbie in the lab
February 10, 2023

Gebbie’s CAREER Award is catalyst for electrochemical CO2 recycling

Getting to net-zero carbon emissions is going to take all sorts of tactics, including switching to renewable energy and finding new methods of carbon sequestration, or collecting and preventing carbon…

graphic showing the research team's design for an integrated nuclear and concentrating solar power plant
January 19, 2023

Combining nuclear and solar tech could make a powerful pair

In energy policy debates, nuclear energy and renewable energy technologies are sometimes viewed as competitors. In reality, they could be better, together. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ben Lindley, an…

Christy Remucal working in the lab
January 3, 2023

Northeastern Wisconsin PFAS plume moves into Green Bay via groundwater

A new study has found that a plume of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from an industrial source has made its way into Green Bay, Lake Michigan, through the movement…

Steffi Diem in the Pegasus-III Lab
December 14, 2022

UW–Madison has long been a leader in fusion research and education

On Dec. 13, 2022, U.S. Department of Energy scientists announced a crucial advance in the quest to mimic the nuclear fusion that powers the Sun — a long-held goal of…

Graduate student Reid Milstead takes samples from a lake
November 30, 2022

Shining light on the sun’s role in lake carbon cycling

Lakes are home to reservoirs of organic matter that may ultimately move into the soil or the atmosphere. Christy Remucal, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UW-Madison,…