March 29, 2021
Scientists have admired and marveled at the material for decades, not only for its beauty and optical properties but because of its exceptional toughness.
November 20, 2020
Multilayer plastic materials are ubiquitous in food and medical supply packaging, but are impossible to recycle using conventional methods. Researchers are making progress in changing that.
September 24, 2020
A team of UW–Madison engineers has developed a simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself fitter that ensures a tighter mask seal around the wearer’s nose, mouth and face.
July 22, 2020
When surgeons replace part of a blood vessel to treat blood clots, coronary disease, stroke damage and more, between 40% and 50% of those grafts fail. In response, UW engineers are developing an artificial vessel that can be monitored remotely.
June 22, 2020
New research by a UW–Madison engineer leverages a surprising and inexpensive substance — wood — to make the flexible microwave circuits that power modern communications.
December 18, 2019
With further development, the coating could have applications in heat transfer, camouflage and even in clothing to protect people’s personal privacy.
April 8, 2019
Engineers at UW–Madison have revealed new insights about the chemical reactions that power fuel cells, which could help lead the way toward longer-lived green energy devices.
December 17, 2018
New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge.
November 29, 2018
The new material could lay the groundwork for ultrafast electronic devices, such as the cellphones and computers of the future. Most importantly, the material remained stable and retained its unique characteristics.
October 3, 2018
A new approach addresses the high cost of fuel cells, which is one reason that there are only a few thousand vehicles running on hydrogen fuel currently on U.S. roads.
July 19, 2018
UW–Madison's Dane Morgan and collaborators used machine learning to make artificial intelligence better than experienced humans at analyzing damage to potential nuclear reactor materials.
June 18, 2018
The project was a team effort involving researchers at multiple institutions with varied expertise. “This is a big success for collaborative science,” says UW–Madison's Mikhail Kats.
June 1, 2018
The simple strategy could help bring about ultrafast computer chips based on materials other than silicon, says Jason Kawasaki, a UW–Madison professor of materials science and engineering.
March 6, 2018
An engineering physics professor has created new materials that behave in an unusual way that defies the standard theory engineers use for designing things like buildings, airplanes, bridges and electronic devices.
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.
January 19, 2018
Plastics are often derived from petroleum, but Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center scientists at UW–Madison are developing new and renewable ways of creating them from biomass.
November 24, 2017
The advance by a UW–Madison engineering team could lead to cameras with features such as infinite depth of field, wider view angle, low aberrations, and vastly increased pixel density.
October 13, 2017
A chemistry professor has come up with a more sustainable way to make silicon at much lower temperatures for the kind of advanced batteries used in electronics such as phones, cameras and laptop computers.
July 7, 2017
The advance could reduce the size and weight of a series of solar panels, produce a higher-quality photo in low lighting conditions, or even transmit data more quickly.
November 2, 2016
The sensors could be used for detecting explosives, industrial pollutants or even the chemical markers of disease in a patient’s breath.