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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…

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…

Person practicing mindfulness
March 22, 2023

For stressed-out grad students, mindfulness makes big difference

While recent studies and polls indicate the nation is in the midst of a mental health crisis, the situation in academia is even more grim: Within the high-stress, high-pressure, often…

student doing hands-on work
March 20, 2023

UW-Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

Updated: March 20, 2023 Many of Wisconsin’s most notable companies have grown from family businesses founded decades ago into multibillion-dollar companies with an international reach—and engineers drive the innovations that…

The AutoPollS system
March 20, 2023

In entomology, engineered sensors help take the guesswork out of fieldwork

For several years, entomologists have rung the alarm bell about insect pollinator species—up to 40 percent of which are considered highly threatened, according to recent studies. That includes one 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…

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…