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Shubhra Pasayat
February 14, 2024

Pasayat will use an NSF CAREER award to shed a new light on UV LEDs

Ultraviolet (UV) light, a powerful type of radiation invisible to the naked eye, has been used for decades to detect counterfeit money; investigate crime scenes; cure coatings, inks and other…

AI concept iStock
February 8, 2024

Chancellor unveils bold initiatives to innovate, address global challenges

The College of Engineering will play key roles in University of Wisconsin-Madison campuswide initiatives designed to address global challenges—notably artificial intelligence and environmental sustainability. The initiatives fall under Wisconsin RISE…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 29, 2024

With collaboration, college and Midwest Tribes will accelerate community-led clean energy solutions

A new partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association will help individual communities identify and implement clean energy projects that align…

Evan Erickson with students Ryan Alimento, Aicha Sama, and Courtney Cochran
January 19, 2024

For chemical engineering student, D.C. internship illuminates career pathways in public policy

Since his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Evan Erickson has worked as a researcher in a chemical engineering lab, learning in detail about how to optimize energy, waste…

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…

Evan Willing and Tyler Dabney working in cold spray lab
December 5, 2023

“Wonder” material gulps down hydrogen, spits it out, and protects fusion reactor walls

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have used cold spray coating technology to produce a revolutionary workhorse material that can withstand the harsh conditions in a fusion reactor. The advance, detailed in…

Adelle Wright
November 2, 2023

Focus on new faculty: Adelle Wright is bridging the gap between fusion science and real-world energy technology

In her highly interdisciplinary research, Adelle Wright brings together cutting-edge insights from plasma physics, applied mathematics and computer science to enable the development and deployment of fusion as a clean…

Hyunseok Oh
October 24, 2023

Unusual alloys are a key step in next-gen nuclear energy

As the world gets serious about transitioning to carbon-free energy, one option gaining more interest is nuclear energy such as generation-IV nuclear reactors. Compared to their aging counterparts, these new…

Ying Wang
October 19, 2023

Wang will use DOE career award to develop quantum materials to harvest WiFi energy

Ying Wang, an assistant professor in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for a prestigious Early Career Research Program…

Energy Dome’s CO2 battery
October 17, 2023

With UW-Madison assist, groundbreaking project could accelerate nation’s clean energy transition

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are supporting a first-of-its-kind energy storage system in the United States that could come online as early as 2026 in Wisconsin’s Columbia County. The project would…