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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 emeritus 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…

Hyunseok Oh
January 22, 2024

With NSF CAREER award, Hyunseok Oh will search for metal alloys that can withstand the cold

Future technologies are going to be fast, energy efficient … and cold. Very cold. Liquid hydrogen, a potential game-changing fuel, needs to be stored at -423 degrees Fahrenheit; the most…

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…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 19, 2024

UW–Madison to transform STEM graduate education with Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the University of Wisconsin–Madison will establish a new hub called the Wisconsin Sloan Center for Systemic Change, or WiSC2, to transform graduate…

Corinne Henak
January 9, 2024

Henak earns NSF CAREER Award to improve understanding of cartilage redox behavior

In osteoarthritis, as well as in other disease states, the oxidative-reductive (redox) balance—the ratio of oxidants to antioxidants—in articular cartilage gets out of whack. With a prestigious National Science Foundation…

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…