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.
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.
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.
As human bones age, they undergo geometric changes and also lose minerals such as calcium that give them density and strength.
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).
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) today (Feb. 9) announced it has named two UW–Madison engineers to its 2012 class of new members.