Tag Engineering

New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

November 12, 2012

Using a biomass-derived solvent, University of Wisconsin–Madison chemical and biological engineers have streamlined the process for converting lignocellulosic biomass into high-demand chemicals or energy-dense liquid transportation fuel.

In static friction, chemistry is key to stronger bonds

November 6, 2012

Inspired by phenomena common to both earthquakes and atomic force microscopy, University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers have learned that chemical reactions between two silicon dioxide surfaces cause the bonds at that interface to "age," or strengthen gradually over time.

The language of stem cells, decoded

September 26, 2012

Stem cells are biological building blocks, the starting point of human life. But without proper direction, they're not very useful when it comes to treating disease.

UW team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

September 19, 2012

As human bones age, they undergo geometric changes and also lose minerals such as calcium that give them density and strength.

LaHood names Adams to ITS Program Advisory Committee

March 22, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has named University of Wisconsin–Madison's Teresa Adams to the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee (ITSPAC).

Two engineers named to national academy

February 9, 2012

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today (Feb. 9) announced it has named two UW–Madison engineers to its 2012 class of new members.