Tag Chemistry

Blowing glass in class

May 5, 2016

Few departments on campus use as much glassware as the Department of Chemistry. So it makes perfect sense to have a master glassblower within the department to help design and build innovative equipment.

Clarity of vision: Chemistry’s glass whisperer

May 5, 2016

In a lab built around tools and techniques that are more than a century old, Tracy Drier performs miracles of construction and reconstruction.

Madison-made electrolyte going big at global battery manufacturer

April 25, 2016

Silatronix, a UW–Madison spinoff, says its formulation will lead to safer lithium-ion batteries used in phones, laptops and tablets.

Academic Staff Excellence Awards honor nine campus professionals

April 25, 2016

Nine members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's academic staff have been selected as recipients of the 2016 Academic Staff Excellence Awards.

Making molecules comfy: Ultimate challenge for UW’s ‘Glass Guy’

March 23, 2016

"If you ask an ordinary person, ‘What is glass?’ they will point to a window, but glass is a much broader category of materials,” says Mark Ediger.

Three UW–Madison professors garner American Chemical Society honors

September 1, 2015

The American Chemical Society (ACS) has honored three UW–Madison professors with prestigious awards for excellence in research.

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.