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Pulling needles out of haystacks: With computation, researchers identify promising solid oxide fuel cell materials

February 22, 2018

Using advanced computational methods, UW–Madison materials scientists have discovered new materials that could bring widespread commercial use of solid oxide fuel cells closer to reality.

Kohler, college of engineering to unveil 
Kohler visualization studio

February 21, 2018

In addition to donating $1 million to renovate the space, Kohler has committed ongoing involvement from its associates to ensure students gain an innovative mindset and technical knowledge.

Chat tool simplifies tricky online privacy policies

February 13, 2018

A UW–Madison researcher has helped develop a unique online chatbot that can answer, in simple language, questions about specific privacy policies without requiring users themselves to weed through all of the fine print.

Radar adds technological twist to age-old cranberry counting process

January 16, 2018

UW electrical and computer engineers, acting on an idea from a Wisconsin cranberry grower, have developed a device to make a laborious, time-consuming process more efficient.

Projects on display as engineering prototyping class wets feet, whets appetites

December 11, 2017

In an introductory engineering design class, students design and build unique items to solve pressing needs.

Unique driverless vehicle on display Nov. 15-18 in Madison

November 14, 2017

At an event Nov. 17 and 18 on the University of Wisconsin–Madison College of Engineering campus, visitors will have the opportunity to check out an autonomous car.

Making sense of bridges loaded with sensors

October 18, 2017

Vibration data collected from sensors attached to the pedestrian bridge over North Park Street will be analyzed, in hopes of improving monitoring methods for bridges and buildings.

UW–Madison joins national network to combat opioid epidemic, substance abuse disorders

October 13, 2017

With a new $3.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, researchers at the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies have joined a national network of Addiction Technology Transfer Centers.

Renowned biochemical engineer Edwin N. Lightfoot passes away

October 9, 2017

Edwin Lightfoot, Hilldale Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, passed away Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at age 92.

Renewable energy flooring takes a step forward at Union South

September 7, 2017

A research team of UW engineers has installed a 96-square-foot, high-tech prototype that uses cheap, abundant wood pulp to harness the energy of footsteps and convert it into electricity.

App helps farmers make the most of their corn harvest

August 30, 2017

A new smartphone app developed at UW–Madison could save farmers time and money during the fall feed-corn harvest and make for more content, productive cows year-round.

UW–Madison team earns Hyperloop competition innovation award

August 28, 2017

The team, made up mainly of UW–Madison undergraduate engineering students, was among the top competitors at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition II completed Sunday in California.