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Team seeks to add advanced microlenses to technology

April 25, 2007

Most of us peer through lenses every day, but the “microlenses” devised by engineering professors Hongrui Jiang and Dave Beebe aren’t nearly so ordinary. Made of liquid and designed to be self-adjusting, these tiny lenses are a breed apart from their counterparts in eyeglasses and cameras.

UW-Madison stellerator a step forward in plasma research

March 9, 2007

A project by University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers has come one step closer to making fusion energy possible.

UW-Madison engineer to head DOE fusion energy office

March 1, 2007

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has named a University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering professor to lead its Office of Fusion Energy Science, located within the DOE Office of Science.

Hidden gems: New composites are stiffer than diamond

February 14, 2007

Using a unique combination of barium titanate and tin, University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have made the first known material that's stiffer than diamond.

Web portal to paint ‘big picture’ of Wisconsin traffic safety

October 26, 2006

A unique Web site that pools information from many databases will help public audiences and Wisconsin transportation officials gain a broader perspective on traffic safety issues and needs.

Symposium explores ‘clean’ energy sources

April 28, 2006

Notable energy experts from across the United States and as far away as France will consider energy-production impacts and choices at a symposium hosted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Art, engineering join in outdoor exhibit

April 25, 2006

University of Wisconsin–Madison engineering student Steve Preston is working to construct the outdoor exhibit "Portals to an Architecture" on the College of Engineering campus.

UW-Madison in drivers’ seat of national transportation center

August 9, 2005

With $16 million in funding over five years from the U.S. Department of Transportation, UW–Madison transportation engineers will drive their research, education and technology-transfer efforts to the national level. President Bush will sign the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Act: A Legacy for Users" Wednesday in Aurora, Ill. The bill designates UW–Madison as one of 10 National University Transportation Centers charged with advancing research on critical national transportation issues and expanding the workforce of transportation professionals.

Storm-water management efforts deter runoff into Lake Mendota

September 7, 2004

It was easy to blame last spring's flooding in Dane County on record-setting rains. But people are as much at fault as the weather, says Ken Potter, civil and environmental engineering professor.

Interdisciplinary dimension new to UW transportation program

February 26, 2003

Relieving the growing congestion on interstate highways and city streets will require more than simply building additional roads. Engineering is part of the solution, but economic, political, social and environmental considerations also determine what can and should be done. That's the concept behind a new interdisciplinary graduate-level certificate program offered by the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW–Madison.

Digitized map captures campus with clarity

May 15, 2001

As a result of work by a team of civil engineers and environmental scientists, the campus now can be seen from a bird's eye view with the accuracy of a conventional map.