Stories indexed under: Electrical and computer engineering

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  • Nanoscale light-emitting device has big profile July 13, 2015 University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography to solar power.
  • A new kind of wood chip: collaboration could lead to biodegradable computer chips May 26, 2015 In an effort to alleviate the environmental burden of electronic devices, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has collaborated with researchers in the Madison-based U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to develop a surprising solution: a semiconductor chip made almost entirely of wood.
  • UW–Madison microgrids help power industry in Milwaukee May 19, 2015 On the same site in Milwaukee where the A. O. Smith Corporation once built airplane and auto parts for the military during both world wars, University of Wisconsin-Madison energy researchers are using state-of-the-art microgrid technology to help revitalize Milwaukee's power industry.
  • Photo of computer chip High-power laser spinoff proves versatility is strength April 13, 2015 Since lasers were invented in 1960, they have penetrated countless scientific, industrial and recreational fields: from eye surgery to DVD players, from cutting steel to triggering ignition in missile stages.
  • Two UW-Madison engineers named to National Academy of Engineering Feb. 5, 2015 On Thursday, Feb. 5, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced it has named two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professors to its 2015 class of new members. Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electrical Machines Thomas M. Jahns and Steenbock Professor of Engineering Physics Raymond J. Fonck are among the 67 new members and 12 foreign members elected to the NAE in 2015.
  • Prototype electric motor New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff Sept. 8, 2014 A tabletop motor using an entirely new driving principle is under development at the headquarters of C-Motive Technologies, a startup business that is commercializing technology from the College of Engineering at UW-Madison.
  • Photo: Innova Dash vehicle UW-Madison to receive electric ‘micro cars’ for sustainability research June 23, 2014 Four unique electric “micro cars” are coming to UW-Madison soon, part of a new research project that aims to reduce the university’s carbon footprint, gather data and initiate more sustainability research among faculty members and students.
  • Photo: Karu Sankaralingam Astronaut scholarship honors undergrad’s adventures in research Oct. 23, 2013 Even in the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering, where undergraduates are encouraged to seek hands-on experience, it’s rare that a faculty member finds himself taken aback by a freshman’s eagerness to get involved in research.
  • Photo: Hongrui Jiang Micro-cameras flex their way into the future of imaging Sept. 20, 2013 Imagine sticking a thin sheet of microscopic cameras to the surface of a car to provide a rear-view image, or wrapping that sheet around a pole to provide 360-degree surveillance of an intersection under construction.
  • Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics Feb. 18, 2013 Stretched-out clothing might not be a great practice for laundry day, but in the case of microprocessor manufacture, stretching out the atomic structure of the silicon in the critical components of a device can be a good way to increase a processor's performance.
  • Network of neurons: a dynamic model of brain activity Sept. 12, 2012 Professor Barry Van Veen has applied signal analysis techniques to develop methods for identifying network models of brain function - essentially, traffic patterns of neural activity present in the human brain.
  • Innovation awards go to biochemist, micro-engineer at UW–Madison Sept. 20, 2011 Two University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have received the prestigious National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Award.
  • Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas Feb. 25, 2011 Ormia ochracea is a small parasitic fly best known for its strong sense of directional hearing. A female fly tracks a male cricket by its chirps and then deposits her eggs on the unfortunate host. The larvae subsequently eat the cricket.
  • Euclid brings new computing capabilities to UW-Madison researchers Jan. 12, 2011 Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have a significant new computing resource. Dubbed the Euclid cluster, it enables research projects to marshal the power of many computers at once to run large-scale computing jobs much faster and to move large datasets and files at high speeds among individual servers that make up the cluster.
  • Engineers receive U.S. Air Force early career support Nov. 23, 2010 Three University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are among 43 researchers to receive prestigious Air Force Young Investigator Research Program funding through the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR).
  • Longtime engineering professor dies at age 62 July 12, 2010 An entrepreneur and pioneer in applied physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus Franco Cerrina was found dead July 12 in his laboratory on the Boston University campus.
  • New structure could produce efficient semiconductor laser sources Dec. 14, 2009 University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have achieved a nanoscale laser structure they anticipate will produce semiconductor lasers in the next two years that are more than twice as efficient as current continuous-wave lasers emitting in the mid-infrared.
  • Photo of wind turbines Wind-energy leader Vestas forges partnership with College of Engineering April 1, 2009 Vestas, the world's leading producer of wind power technology, has entered into a long-term partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering that promises to propel wind-energy research, provide student learning opportunities and give the company a long-term presence in Madison.
  • UW-Madison computer scientist named to national engineering academy Feb. 12, 2009 A University of Wisconsin-Madison professor is among 65 engineers and nine foreign associates elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in 2009. Gurindar (Guri) Sohi, John P. Morgridge professor and E. David Cronon professor of computer sciences, has been ranked among the most distinguished engineers in the nation, peer-elected for their exceptional contributions to engineering research, practice or education.
  • Tunable microlenses shine light on medical imaging Oct. 13, 2008 UW-Madison engineers have developed tunable liquid microlenses that can quickly scan images and record video.