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College of Engineering faculty members are leading or collaborating on 11 projects selected for fourth-round funding in the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation UW2020 initiative, which supports potentially transformative and groundbreaking research. Of the 17 funded projects, five will be led by engineering faculty members, three projects have co-principal investigators from the college, and three involve substantial collaborations by one or more College of Engineering faculty members.

Projects with College of Engineering principal investigators:

Gene Editing Nanomedicines to Correct Pathogenic Mutations in Retinal Pigmented Epithelium
Principal Investigator: Biomedical Engineering Assistant Professor Krishanu Saha

Transforming Wood into a Green, Renewable Electronic Material
Principal Investigator: Materials Science and Engineering Professor Michael Arnold

State-of-the-Art, Reactive-Ion-Etching Instrument for Nanofabrication of Devices at UW–Madison
Principal Investigator: Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Luke Mawst

Development of a Forecast-based Flood and Health Risk Management System to Support Advanced Disaster Preparedness
Principal Investigator: Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Professor Paul Block

Fusion Energy Research at the Next Frontier: Integrating Optimized Plasma Confinement with Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering
Principal Investigator: Jim and Anne Sorden Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering David Anderson

Projects with co-principal investigators from the College of Engineering:

All-Optical Electrophysiology-Electrophysiology without Electrodes

Communication Ecologies, Political Contention, and Democratic Crisis

Data Science Hub for UW-Madison

Collaborations involving faculty members from the College of Engineering:

Accelerating Lead Optimization to Clinical Application Using Microscale Thermophoresis to Quantify Molecular Interactions

Acquisition of an Illumnina NovaSeq Next Generation DNA Sequencer for UW–Madison

Advancing CRISPR-mediated Genome Editing Technology at UW–Madison to Model Human Disease