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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…

UW Crest with engineering background
February 9, 2024

Focus on new faculty: Yunus Alapan creates microrobots to benefit human health

During a medical appointment, a doctor deploys a tiny robot in a patient’s body, where it homes in on the patient’s diseased cells and tissues and delivers drugs directly to…

AI concept iStock
February 8, 2024

Chancellor unveils bold initiatives to innovate, address global challenges

The College of Engineering will play key roles in University of Wisconsin-Madison campuswide initiatives designed to address global challenges—notably artificial intelligence and environmental sustainability. The initiatives fall under Wisconsin RISE…

Krishanu Saha
February 7, 2024

Ask an expert: Saha explains CRISPR

Krishanu Saha is an associate professor of biomedical engineering. In his research, Saha uses genetic tools like CRISPR—sometimes referred to as a “molecular scissors”—to study and create personalized medicines and…

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…

Wei Wang
February 6, 2024

Focus on new faculty: Wei Wang charts course for aquatic robots

An autonomous boat ferries passengers down the water, docking at their destination. Elsewhere, a similar vessel collects garbage from waterfront buildings. Still others converge to form a pedestrian bridge across…

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…

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…