Tag Engineering

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

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

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

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

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.

UW-Madison rises again in Washington Monthly rankings

UW–Madison ranked 22nd overall, and it was fourth in research expenditures, and third in the number of science and engineering Ph.Ds. awarded.

Strong showing from Badgerloop at SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

The UW–Madison Badgerloop team was among the top teams at the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, reaching the final four.

High-powered microscopy coming to a scientist near you

A portable light-sheet microscope that shrinks to the weight and dimensions of a packed suitcase can be mailed to a lab anywhere in the world, configured remotely by Morgridge Institute for Research engineers to run experiments.

The brains behind the traffic: 4 questions for mobility maven

David Noyce, director of the Traffic Operations and Safety Laboratory in the UW–Madison College of Engineering, is at the forefront of efforts to streamline highway and vehicle infrastructure for greater safety and efficiency.

TEAM Lab provides hands-on learning experience in modern machine shop facility

With countless tools and machines, the possibilities for bringing an idea to life are endless at the College of Engineering’s Technical…

Liquid crystals self-regulate the release of drugs in precise, repeating doses with simple nudge from their environment

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have developed liquid crystal films and droplets that can hold a wide range of “micro-cargo” until their release is cued by body heat or a beam of light or even the wake of swimming microorganisms.

For scientist studying turbulence, the sky is the limit

Michael Graham, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, is a leader in the field, and a recently awarded Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is enabling his potentially transformative research on turbulence.

Slowly but surely, driverless cars are on their way

The Autonom Shuttle, an 11-seat driverless vehicle made by the French company Navya, offered a glimpse of the future of transportation with free tours of campus this week.

Newest Badgerloop Pod unveiled

The UW–Madison Badgerloop team Thursday revealed Badgerloop Pod III — its latest entry into the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, an event designed to spur new ideas about an ultrafast, futuristic form of transportation.

Curious Madisonian still innovating, designing, improving 35 years after UW–Madison graduation

Bruce Winkler has invented, designed or facilitated an amazing range of devices since he earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UW–Madison in 1983.

Driverless shuttle to deliver rides at UW–Madison April 24–25

Members of the public can ride in an Autonom Shuttle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days. The College of Engineering is home to the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds.