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Kangwook Lee
May 6, 2024

Through his CAREER award, Kangwook Lee is looking for ways to make AI more adaptable

The reason generative artificial intelligence models like ChatGPT or Gemini can fix computer code in just seconds, compose a sonnet in the style of Shakespeare, or explain the physics of…

Jennifer Franck
April 25, 2024

With NSF CAREER award, Jennifer Franck aims to advance renewable marine energy

When it comes to renewable energy, wind and solar are the most prominent technologies. But marine energy—energy harvested from moving water in rivers, tidal channels and oceans—could provide another source…

April 10, 2024

With NSF CAREER award, Pujara studies the motion of marine pollution

Every year, millions of tons of human-made garbage ends up in the world’s oceans and major lakes. Some of it sinks to the bottom, while other trash floats out to…

UW Crest with engineering background
March 22, 2024

Accelerating nuclear materials discovery through AI is key in achieving climate goals

Adrien Couet, an associate professor of nuclear engineering and engineering physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is creating a platform to speed up development of materials for advanced fission and…

Marcel Schreier working in the lab
March 18, 2024

With CAREER Award, Schreier is using electricity to make chemistry smarter

Chemical reactions are not always at the top of people’s minds, but there’s one we all rely on every day without knowing it: the oxidation of hydrocarbons. Add heat and…

Daniel Rhodes
February 19, 2024

With NSF CAREER award, Dan Rhodes is searching for superconductivity in an unusual place

Superconductors are already changing the world—for example, they’re powering MRI machines and high-speed maglev trains. New types of superconductors promise even more advances in energy, transportation, computing and many other…

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…

Pascale Carayon
February 7, 2024

Carayon earns NAE election

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Pascale Carayon, professor emerita of industrial and systems engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as one of its new members. Carayon, who retired…

Ying Wang
January 30, 2024

Ying Wang will use NSF CAREER award to craft new memory using 2D ferroelectricity

Emerging technologies—including artificial intelligence, big data analytics and edge computing—need new generations of electronics to reach their full potential. In particular, these fields need the development of small, super-fast, energy-efficient…

Jennifer Choy
January 25, 2024

Choy will use an NSF CAREER award to create quantum-based navigation systems

One of the wonders of the late 20th century was the launch of the Global Positioning System, a constellation of 24 satellites that allows anyone with a GPS receiver to…