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Cracking the da Vinci chronology: System tries to bring order to the works of a Renaissance genius

November 14, 2023

The watermark imaging system takes detailed images of artwork and then extracts information about the paper’s internal structure. That's compared to images of other documents to see if they came from the same batch of handmade paper.

UW–Madison announces new campaign video in support of College of Engineering building

November 13, 2023

The proposed College of Engineering building would allow the university to educate hundreds of additional engineers annually, significantly boosting the state’s talent pool.

With $15M boost from U.S. Navy, engineers will help detect, prevent traumatic brain injuries    

November 10, 2023

The initiative’s researchers work closely with industry partners to rapidly translate fundamental scientific discoveries from the lab into next-generation consumer products that will protect the brain from injury.

Wisconsin business leaders and UW–Madison push for new engineering building with latest campaign

November 6, 2023

Statewide effort includes letter to legislators signed by executives of the state’s top companies and associations.

With UW–Madison assist, project could accelerate nation’s clean energy transition

October 20, 2023

The project would be the first to demonstrate — at a commercial scale — a closed-loop, carbon dioxide-based energy storage system and could validate the technology for wide-scale deployment in the United States.

Down the tubes: Common PVC pipes can hack voice identification systems

August 17, 2023

Machine learning algorithms can ward off a host of digital impersonators trying to hack voice recognition software, but new research has shown they aren't so impervious to analog threats.

UW will launch materials engineering research initiative with major NSF sponsorship

June 28, 2023

UW's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center bring together teams of researchers from diverse backgrounds to better understand disordered materials, including various types of glass, as well as the emergence of order from disordered materials.

With transparent machine learning tool, engineers accelerate polymer discovery 

June 16, 2023

The aerospace, automobile and electronics industries use these polymers, known as polyimides, for a wide variety of applications because they have excellent mechanical and thermal properties — including strength, stiffness and heat resistance.

ChatGPT makes materials research much more efficient

April 20, 2023

UW–Madison's Dane Morgan and Maciej Polak have published their solution for training ChatGPT to read academic articles, tabulate key data and check the results for accuracy, thereby saving valuable research time.

Informed by mechanics and computation, flexible bioelectronics can better conform to a curvy body

April 19, 2023

In the future, for example, a flexible bioelectronic artificial retina implanted in a person’s eyeball could help restore vision, or a smart contact lens could continuously sense glucose levels in the body.

Engineering students create medallion for chancellor’s investiture

April 6, 2023

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students Teekay Kowalewski (left) and Dylan Zinkgraf (right) present Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin with a larger-scale, recast version of the University…

New atomic-scale understanding of catalysis could unlock massive energy savings

April 6, 2023

Catalyst materials are critical for refining petroleum products and for manufacturing pharmaceuticals, plastics, food additives, fertilizers, green fuels, industrial chemicals and much more.

For stressed-out grad students, mindfulness makes big difference

March 22, 2023

Cultivated through practices such as meditation, yoga or prayer, mindfulness centers around being in the present moment in an open, non-judgmental, curious, accepting way.

UW–Madison engineering talent critical to state, national economic progress

March 16, 2023

A planned new building is a critical starting point in the college’s ability to provide a hands-on education to many more engineering students and help keep pace with industry growth.

Badgers are in demand after graduation. How UW is making it happen.

February 21, 2023

To help prepare them, students receive hands-on training in real-world skills, experience in professional settings and face-to-face meetings with employers.

Drying process could be key step in the development of life

December 21, 2022

New research could help explain crucial early steps on the path of life that led from a pool filled with simple amino acids to bacteria, redwood trees and people.

UW–Madison has long been a leader in fusion research and education

December 14, 2022

Over more than a half-century, the University of Wisconsin–Madison has become a national leader in the field, with dozens of researchers working on multiple large-scale projects across three departments and two colleges.

Nuclear engineering student crowned Miss America 2023

December 6, 2022

Nuclear engineering student and 2022 Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke won the Miss America title on Dec. 15. She's using her platform to raise awareness of nuclear energy's benefits for a clean energy future.

New carbon nanotube-based foam promises superior protection against concussions

November 18, 2022

A a carbon nanotube foam just one atom thick absorbs specific energy 18 times better than current U.S. military combat helmets.

Understanding freshwater foam may help in fight against PFAS “forever chemicals”

October 18, 2022

Research in the School of Engineering will advance our understanding of how PFAS chemicals behave in diverse aquatic conditions.