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UW–Madison physicist Francis Halzen elected to National Academy of Sciences 

May 1, 2024

Halzen directs the UW–Madison Institute for Elementary Particle Physics Research and is the principal investigator of the IceCube Neutrino Observatory.

42 faculty honored with Vilas professorships and awards

April 25, 2024

Extraordinary members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been honored during the last year with awards supported by the estate of professor, U.S. Senator and UW Regent William F. Vilas (1840-1908).

Evjue Chair, Hilldale professors named

April 25, 2024

Six members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have received the Evjue Distinguished Chair and Hilldale Professorships.

Kyoung-Shin Choi elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 24, 2024

Choi has been recognized for her work developing and understanding electrodes and catalysts for applications critical to creating a sustainable future, like sustainable and environmentally benign production of fuels, chemicals, fertilizers and clean water using renewable energy sources, like solar and biomass.

AAAS members make eight UW researchers new fellows

April 18, 2024

The honor, presented annually since 1874, recognizes efforts to advance science and society, with the fellows expected to maintain the highest standards of scientific integrity and professional ethics.

UW–Madison biochemist wins prestigious forestry prize for discoveries that support sustainable energy and product innovations

April 17, 2024

UW–Madison biochemistry professor John Ralph has been awarded the forestry industry's top prize, alongside collaborator Wout Boerjan, a professor at Ghent University in Belgium, for their groundbreaking research on the molecular structure of lignin, one of the main components of plant cell walls.

Meet the winners of the 2024 Hilldale Awards

March 28, 2024

Faculty members representing the arts and humanities, biological sciences, physical sciences and social sciences are selected from nominations submitted by department chairs.

Meet the 2024 Distinguished Teaching Award winners

March 19, 2024

Thirteen faculty members have been chosen to receive this year’s Distinguished Teaching Awards, an honor given out since 1953 to recognize some of the university’s finest educators.

Q&A with Prof. Steffi Diem, a UW–Madison fusion scientist and 2024 U.S. Science Envoy

March 15, 2024

Diem, a fusion energy expert, specializes in heating the ultra-hot fuel for fusion and confining it within efficient and compact magnetic bottles. Her selection as one of four new U.S. Science Envoys highlights growing recognition of fusion's role in building a clean and renewable energy future.

Two UW–Madison researchers receive prestigious Sloan Fellowships

February 20, 2024

UW–Madison’s 2024 Sloan Fellows are Ke Fang, assistant professor of physics, and Xiangyao Yu, assistant professor of computer sciences.

UW–Madison boasts 3 researchers among 2023 National Association of Inventors fellows

December 12, 2023

The National Academy of Inventors has announced that University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers David Beebe, Guang-Hong Chen and Yoshihiro Kawaoka have been named to its 2023 class of fellows. UW–Madison’s three new fellows bring the university’s total representation to 18.

UW–Madison students, educators win Alliant awards

October 27, 2023

Students Olivia Asare and Naomi Lewis and faculty members Kristy Burkholder and Howard Schweber were honored for their achievements.

Faculty receive 2023-24 WARF Named Professorships, Kellett Fellowships, and Romnes Awards

June 13, 2023

The awards are made possible by proceeds from UW research licensed by WARF.

UW–Madison biochemist named HHMI Freeman Hrabowski Scholar

May 9, 2023

UW biochemistry Provessor Judith Simcox has been named to the first cohort of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Freeman Hrabowski Scholars Program in recognition of her outstanding early-career commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in science in research.

Biomolecular chemistry professor awarded inaugural Hanns Kuttner Professorship

May 4, 2023

This professorship fund, named for Chancellor Emerita Rebecca Blank's husband, recognizes recently tenured faculty with stellar research and teaching records and a commitment to service.

2 UW professors elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2023

Jo Handelsman and Shannon Stahl are among 120 scientists elected this year. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

Three professors win coveted Guggenheim Fellowships

April 13, 2023

Three UW–Madison Faculty in the College of Letters & Science and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences have won 2023 Guggenheim fellowships.

Immigration scholar, scientific computing leader receive Vilas honors

April 11, 2023

Vilas Research Professorships are granted to UW–Madison faculty with proven research ability and unusual qualifications and promise.

32 faculty honored with Vilas professorships and awards

April 11, 2023

Extraordinary members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have received awards supported by the generosity of the Vilas trustees in three categories.