Tag Engineering

Morgridge ‘prototype pathway’ yields a novel organ transplant technology

November 10, 2016

A group composed mostly of UW–Madison student engineers has come up with a design to better cool organs before transplantation.

Students, professor honored for scholarship, community service

October 31, 2016

Two UW–Madison seniors and a professor have been recognized by the Alliant Energy Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System for their outstanding achievements.

GE visits campus to honor student contest winner, talk innovation

September 9, 2016

It’s hard to take Chris Nguyen seriously when he says, “I’m just a regular guy.” After all, he drew leaders from international industrial giant GE to the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus Monday bearing awards and scholarship money.

For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon

September 2, 2016

For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that are faster or consume less power. Now, for the first time, University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors.

Standing still may help improve antennas that scan in all directions

August 30, 2016

Spinning large objects nonstop takes a lot of time and mechanical energy. So scanning from a stationary position could speed up long-range detection and communications.

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.

Tiny 3-D models may yield big insights into ovarian cancer

July 25, 2016

With a unique approach that draws on 3-D printing technologies, a team of UW–Madison researchers is developing new tools for understanding how ovarian cancer develops in women.

Computer-generated database of diffusion values is shared online

July 19, 2016

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers recently used powerful computers to quickly and accurately develop the world’s largest computed database of information about an important materials-mixing process called diffusion.

New high-power Evinrude outboard built with UW–Madison software

June 9, 2016

The engine maker got some help from an unlikely source: code originally written to understand the motion of air after an atomic bomb explosion.

Single-step hydrogen peroxide production could be cleaner, more efficient

May 24, 2016

The work opens new avenues for the direct synthesis of a chemical needed in large volumes for the laundry and paper bleaching industry.