Tag Engineering

Double dipping: Dual-action ‘slippery’ catheter fights bacteria

May 10, 2019

A super-slippery coating being developed at a University of Wisconsin–Madison lab could benefit medical catheters, factory equipment, and even someday, oil tankers. The coating contains…

University spinoff breaks ground for essential medical supply; announces move into Europe

May 9, 2019

SHINE Medical, a company with deep roots at UW–Madison, broke ground on a factory in Janesville that will produce molybdenum 99 (moly-99), an isotope needed for scans that assess cardiovascular health, cancer and other conditions.

UW Changes Lives: Building a biomanufacturing hotbed

May 3, 2019

To Bill Murphy and the other leaders of the Forward BIO Initiative, Wisconsin possesses all the elements to become a hub of biomanufacturing in the United States, the Midwest’s version of Boston or San Francisco in this rapidly expanding industry.

UW Changes Lives: Study looks at drinking water safety in Wisconsin

April 4, 2019

A UW–Madison researcher is studying what happens when disinfectants used in the process of treating drinking water react with compounds naturally present in groundwater, sometimes creating byproducts that can be harmful to human health.

UW Women at 150: Computer scientist Thelma Estrin

February 5, 2019

Thelma Estrin was an early pioneer of the field of medical informatics — the now commonplace practice of applying computers to medical research and treatment. She also was something of a trailblazer for women hoping to pursue careers in the sciences.

UW–Madison engineering students design sustainable system for rural school

December 6, 2018

As part of UW–Madison’s UniverCity Year partnership with Green County, engineering students are proposing a renewable energy system to help offset Juda School’s energy expenses by 25 percent.

Advanced alloy firm cuts costs with help from UW’s ‘lean operations’ expertise

December 5, 2018

Winsert Inc., a Marinette, Wisconsin, supplier of high-tech metal and parts to manufacturers around the globe, continues to gain from its longstanding relationship with Engineering Professional Development at UW–Madison.

Bridging the gap: Teaching bridge safety to next generation of railroaders

November 12, 2018

After taking an Engineering Professional Development class at UW–Madison, these professionals will be in a better position to ensure safety on rails that carry passengers, freight and flammable or toxic chemicals.

Power-hungry data centers may help make a more efficient national electric grid

September 14, 2018

Researchers from UW–Madison and the University of Chicago will explore the idea that data centers could make the power grid more flexible with a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

A little less protection could bring about long-lasting solar cells

September 11, 2018

New research at UW–Madison helped researchers achieve the longest-ever useful life of a key component of some types of photovoltaic cells called the photoelectrochemical electrode.

New campus-wide effort provides coordinated training for hundreds of peer tutors

September 11, 2018

Nearly 250 UW–Madison peer tutors took part in campus-wide training recently. Peer tutors are high-performing students who provide academic help to fellow students, with proven academic and social development benefits.

Extraction innovation could cut energy, streamline Wisconsin mint production

August 30, 2018

A UW–Madison professor is honing a more efficient way to remove mint oil from tons of mint plants. Mint oil is an essential flavoring for gum, toothpaste, mouthwash and tea.