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Christy Remucal
June 5, 2024

Finding PFAS: New Center of Excellence will amplify ability to detect and identify ‘forever chemicals’

Federal support is helping the University of Wisconsin-Madison broaden its ability to study potentially harmful “forever chemicals” that are infiltrating our soil and water. Christy Remucal, a professor of civil…

Luca Mastropasqua in his lab with a high-temperature electrolysis testing station.
April 17, 2024

Slashing the carbon footprint of steel production

Manufacturing iron and steel is an extremely energy-intensive process, and the industry is one of the highest greenhouse gas-emitting sectors. Luca Mastropasqua, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the…

Undergraduates in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering’s capstone class examine a piece of laser-textured steel using a scanning electron microscope
April 12, 2024

For Wisconsin company, undergrads highlight laser focus on engineered coatings

Almost every metal tool out there, from surgical scalpels to agricultural blades, is treated with some sort of engineered coating. These coatings have all sorts of benefits—including reducing wear and…

A CEE student checks a concrete specimen for cracks
March 18, 2024

Cracks in the code: Parra-Montesinos tests structural code revisions in structures lab

One structural engineering professor’s research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison may inform how concrete building codes are set for structures across the country. Professor Gustavo Parra-Montesinos has conducted a series…

CEE students students Maya Pardanani, Kris Alvarado, Clara Zwolanek, Dylan Schindler and Rachael Heck
March 18, 2024

Student team tackles deep challenge in northwestern Wisconsin lake

Day by day, sand piles up on Lake Altoona’s lakebed. It’s a problem that builds over time and beneath the surface, making the 840-acre reservoir less suitable for fish and…

stock image of person doing kicking motion
March 15, 2024

Kicking generic knees to the curb

How a mechanical engineer hopes to influence the ubiquitous surgery’s success, one patient at a time Deb Constien recalls a time years ago when climbing the stairs of her house…

UW Crest with engineering background
January 29, 2024

With collaboration, college and Midwest Tribes will accelerate community-led clean energy solutions

A new partnership between the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering and the Midwest Tribal Energy Resources Association will help individual communities identify and implement clean energy projects that align…

Hands sticking out of jail cell
January 29, 2024

Jail staff attitudes may influence opioid use disorder treatment

Buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone are the leading medicinal treatments for opioid use disorder, dulling cravings and offering a foothold in the path to recovery. But for incarcerated individuals with opioid…

SWE Boeing Tech Team
December 14, 2023

Off-grid fridge is SWEet national achievement for multidisciplinary student team

Over the course of six months, Grace Morgan learned all about SolidWorks modeling, finite element analysis testing, the design failure mode and effects analysis process, and more. All while designing…

Ava Schmidt presents during ISyE 450
December 12, 2023

Preparing undergrads to communicate with confidence

A team of engineers presents the results of a project, trying to sum up three months of work in just 30 minutes, under the watchful eye of a C-level executive….