Tag Energy

Fast-track master’s preps graduates for jobs in energy analysis

March 1, 2017

UW-Madison's new Resource and Energy Demand Analysis (REDA) program is a one-year route to a master's degree, with plenty of demand for graduates in the energy industry.

A marriage made in sunlight: Invention merges solar with liquid battery

September 22, 2016

Solar charging and electrical discharging, according to a UW researcher, can be repeated for many cycles with little efficiency loss.

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways

August 3, 2016

The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices — wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.

Bioenergy Center, collaborators report 500th invention

March 4, 2016

The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and two partners reported significant progress in their mission to develop technologies that will bring advanced biofuels to the marketplace.

Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics

February 8, 2016

When you’re on the go and your smartphone battery is low, in the not-so-distant future you could charge it simply by plugging it into your shoe.

Holloway named inaugural fellow of AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute

September 9, 2015

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has named Tracey Holloway, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an inaugural Public Engagement Fellow of the Alan I. Leshner Leadership Institute for Public Engagement with Science for 2016-17.

Cages offer new direction in sustainable catalyst design

July 23, 2015

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers have developed a new approach to structuring the catalysts used in essential reactions in the chemical and energy fields. The advance offers a pathway for industries to wean themselves off of platinum, one of the scarcest metals in the earth's crust.