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Bhuvana Krishnaswamy
5/19/2022

Advanced sensor networks could help farmers micromanage their fields

In the future, farmers will be able to look at a tablet and see the nutrient, CO2 and moisture levels of every individual acre in their fields in real time….

UW Crest with engineering background
5/10/2022

Analyzing an ‘Erie’ algae similarity with Kenya’s Kisumu Bay

When spring comes around, freeing Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, from its annual deep freeze, Paul Block and his students study the season’s climate conditions to predict what summer has…

WEMPEC students doing research
5/09/2022

Journal dedicates issue to WEMPEC’s 40-year influence on electric machines and power electronics

The April 2022 issue of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC)….

CARLA open-source simulator screenshot
4/29/2022

Through rain, snow and road construction, researchers across campus solve automated vehicle driving challenges

In the not-so-distant future, a city full of autonomous cars may have to weather a snowstorm. It’s a scenario that’s not unusual to places like Madison, but it presents a…

UW Crest with engineering background
4/27/2022

Personalized disease screenings for patients with chronic conditions could save lives, money

Current healthcare guidelines focus on management of one disease and ignore some patients’ underlying, chronic conditions. New research in the journal Management Science finds that if personalized disease screening recommendations…

Carolyn Schaefer, a PhD student in engineering physics, works on the Pegasus-III fusion experiment
4/26/2022

Progress on the path to fusion

New technologies and an influx of private investment are sparking developments in a field that seeks to realize a longstanding energy dream. The lithium in your laptop battery could be…

From left, Seunghyeon Jung, a biological systems engineering PhD student, discusses an idea with Rob Anex, professor of biological systems engineering, Bu Wang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, and Keerthana Sreenivasan, a graduate student in civil and environmental engineering, in a lab at the Wisconsin Energy Institute at UW–Madison.
4/22/2022

UW–Madison’s ultra-efficient carbon capture tech among top-60 in global XPRIZE challenge

For a planet increasingly ravaged by the effects of climate change, removing carbon from the atmosphere could be part of a desperately needed turn in the right direction. The team,…

UW Crest with engineering background
4/21/2022

What happens when microbes hitch a ride on microplastics in lakes

As the climate changes, dangerous algal blooms become more common in our lakes, threatening not only humans, but entire freshwater ecosystems. Nimish Pujara, an assistant professor of civil and environmental…

The colors in this image of induced pluripotent stem cells indicate the relative oxidation-reduction state of cells.
4/21/2022

Label-free imaging, plus data science, means better quality control for biomanufacturing stem cells

By reprogramming cells from a patient to yield induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists and clinicians can wield a fertile and versatile resource for personalizing patient healthcare via regenerative medicine, cell…

Assistant Professor Justin Boutilier
4/18/2022

Special delivery: Drone-delivered defibrillators could save lives

As a kid, Justin Boutilier would sometimes get roped into helping his dad, a paramedic and firefighter, perform automated external defibrillator demonstrations in and around his hometown of Niagara Falls,…