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Emeritus Professor Randy Shaver, who was selected as the World Dairy Expo's 2019 Person of the Year, helped Wisconsin dairy farmers learn to make great corn silage, improving returns per cow and per acre of forage.
Dumesic was selected for his pioneering work on novel catalytic processes for converting plant material into advanced fuels, biodegradable plastics, and other renewable chemicals.
The competition asked scientists and engineers to build new, dramatic solutions to improve crop systems by harnessing all available technologies.
Throughout her career Bryan has worked to expand access to mental health care, particularly by arguing for the removal of legal barriers that limit advanced nurses from practicing to the full extent of their education and licensure.
Hill has been analyzing and improving how computer memory functions since the 1980s. His developments became the basis of the memory models for the ubiquitous programming languages Java and C++.
Fettiplace, a professor of neuroscience at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, won the award for showing how cochlear hair cells sense the tiny mechanical vibrations that sound produces in the inner ear.
Both plan to use their fellowships to work on writing books. Nandini Pandey's will be called "Diversity and Difference in Imperial Rome," and Claire Wendland's is "Partial Stories: Maternal Death in a Changing African World."
Thirty-two members of the University of Wisconsin–Madison faculty have been awarded 2019-20 faculty fellowships. The awardees span the four divisions — arts and humanities, physical sciences, social sciences and biological sciences — on campus.
American politics expert Katherine Cramer and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery Jo Handelsman are being recognized by the academy for their contributions to science and public affairs.
Stanimirovic uses both radio and infrared astronomy to address questions about star formation in and around the Milky Way by probing the properties of interstellar gas.
One faculty member each from the arts and humanities, social sciences, physical sciences and biological sciences is selected from nominations by department chairs. The winners this year are Patricia Devine, Jin-Wen Yu, Ellen Zweibel and Linda Schuler.
Andreas Seeger, Autumn Kent and Gheorghe Craciun are among 48 distinguished scientists named to the fellowships, which will help them “focus solely on research for the long periods often necessary for significant advances.”
Sloan Research Fellowships are given to promising young researchers in the early stages of their careers. UW–Madison’s 2019 Sloan Fellows are mathematics professors Mihaela Ifrim and Botong Wang.