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A closer look: Machine learning collaborations are helping to improve medical imaging

Data science and machine learning are becoming almost ubiquitous in many facets of our daily lives. Our healthcare is no exception—and among the areas where these algorithms are poised to…

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Not so precious: New discovery could replace expensive platinum in hydrogen fuel cells

Manos Mavrikakis, a professor of chemical and biological engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is part of a research team that has discovered a new way of catalyzing an essential…


Pioneering process increases environmental sustainability of manure fertilizers

On paper, Wisconsin dairy farms look like the model of sustainable agriculture. Cows are fed hay and silage and graze in pastures. They produce manure which is collected and spread…

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Focus on new faculty: Siddarth Krishna continues CBE’s cutting-edge catalysis research

For many people, finding their life’s passion is a years-long endeavor involving trial and error and lots of dead ends. For Siddarth Krishna, who started in January 2022 as an…

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Two College of Engineering teams chosen as WARF Innovation Award winners

A team that created a device for detecting explosives and a cross-disciplinary team working at the frontiers of medicine and nanotechnology have taken top honors in the 2021 WARF Innovation…

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Five engineering faculty among highly cited researchers

Five faculty members from the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering are included on the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers list for 2021; James Dumesic and George Huber from…

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Focus on new faculty: Styliani Avraamidou wants to close the loop on sustainable supply chains

Chemical engineering is a wide-ranging discipline, with applications in agriculture, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, electronics, medicine, energy and dozens of other fields. But one important and well-developed aspect of chemical engineering…


Pfleger is part of project engineering cyanobacteria as a biofuel production platform

A new, $1.5 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant brings together experts from three institutions to parse the metabolism of a blue-green algae that holds great promise for biofuel production….

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New round of funding puts CBE spinoff company Pyran, Inc. on the path to full commercialization

Pyran, Inc., a Madison-based renewable chemical company with its roots in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, recently announced it has closed its latest round of…


Pfleger leads $3.5 million Department of Energy project to produce carbon-negative chemicals

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded almost $3.5 million in funding to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for a project investigating methods for producing carbon-negative chemicals…