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  1. What could a wood chip do? Advance could mean biodegradable computer chips

  2. UW–Madison microgrids help power industry in Milwaukee

  3. CFIRE summit to address sustainable transportation

  4. Giving freight rail tracks a boost

  5. Researchers discover "swing-dancing" pairs of electrons

  6. Qatar looks to Wisconsin for asphalt expertise

  7. Compact UV lasers could identify substances from a distance

  8. Focus on new faculty: Jing Li, championing hardware in a big-data world

  9. Two UW-Madison engineers receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

  10. New materials repel oil under water and under duress

  11. Cracking the (zip)code of neural cells

  12. Focus on new faculty: Mikhail Kats, bridging applied physics and engineering

  13. Storm model brings climate preparations to local decision-makers

  14. Dumesic earns Vilas Research Professorship

  15. Wisconsin, Argentina face complementary challenges in ecohydrology

  16. With new tools, researchers aim to broaden understanding of how toxins affect the body

  17. Focus on new faculty: Brock Hedegaard, integrating structures and data

  18. Six UW-Madison engineers receive Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships

  19. Controlling energy use and costs in commercial buildings

  20. Sound Engineering: Analyzing “Clapping Music”

  21. Better data tools for a bigger geothermal future

  22. Dan Ludois receives NSF CAREER Award

  23. Christy Remucal receives NSF CAREER Award

  24. College of Engineering helps WARF near the top in university patents

  25. New $3M distinguished chair at UW-Madison honors influential alumni voice

  26. Ma receives $213,000 D2P grant

  27. Calculating the future of solar fuels

  28. Fine-tuning hydrophobic interactions

  29. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: UW researchers developing software to predict vehicles' combat readiness

  30. Rudolph honored as outstanding young manufacturing engineer

  31. SAE Off-Highway Engineering Online: University of Wisconsin researchers develop mobility analysis tool for military applications

  32. Reconciling freight and community

  33. With new professor, university-industry effort to focus on energy

  34. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Battery researcher named to lead UWM energy storage effort

  35. Air quality and its impact on transplants

  36. The Daily Cardinal: Scientists track imagination in the brain

  37. Keeping track: Stem cell spare-parts inventory needed

  38. The Badger Herald: UW researches difference in brain activity between reality and imagination

  39. Students and stakeholders invited to reimagine energy future

  40. Tracking imagery’s path through the brain

  41. Morgridges give $100 million to invest in UW-Madison faculty

  42. Med Device Online: Attacking tumors with miniaturized, high-frequency antennas

  43. The Daily Cardinal: UW-Madison traffic lab releases interactive traffic accident map

  44. BellBrook Labs and UW-Madison team awarded NCI contract to develop next generation cancer models

  45. Microtubes create cozy space for neurons to grow, and grow fast

  46. Two ECE teams among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  47. Ma, Williams to collaborate on bioelectronics research

  48. The Why Files: Stem cell advance

  49. Researchers to fight HPV-associated cancers

  50. Benson, former student win ASTM paper award

  51. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

  52. See-through sensors open new window into the brain

  53. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

  54. The Badger Herald: UW center transforms research, understanding of brain function

  55. DARPA: Atom-width graphene sensors could provide unprecedented insights into brain structure and function

  56. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

  57. UW-Madison to host new regional transportation workforce center

  58. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

  59. UW-Madison bioproducts researchers to share in $3.3 million Department of Energy grant

  60. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

  61. Managing asthma through mobile computing

  62. Elucent tracks down an improvement in breast-cancer treatment

  63. Math makes power grids more efficient

  64. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

  65. UW-Madison team developing 'tissue chip' to screen neurological toxins

  66. Undergrad finds his passion by jumping into the deep end

  67. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  68. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  69. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  70. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

  71. Research and graduate education transition includes familiar, new faces

  72. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

  73. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

  74. Collaboration aims at longer-lasting roads for northern states

  75. Wisconsin nuclear researchers receive $4 million in DOE grants

  76. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: UW-Madison awarded $4 million for nuclear power R&D

  77. How computing is transforming materials science research

  78. Channel 3000: Map shows 13 years of traffic fatalities

  79. Team to develop new MRI platform

  80. Sound Engineering: Spreading the benefits of stem-cell advances

  81. Biomedical engineers to collaborate on stem cell culture platform research

  82. UW-Madison engineers develop new, extremely fuel-efficient car engine

  83. The Capital Times: Q&A: UW’s Teresa Adams on why a driverless car won’t be in your driveway soon

  84. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  85. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  86. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

  87. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

  88. To your health: Researchers explore what happens when heart cells fail

  89. Preventative medicine: Algorithms enable manufacturers to remotely anticipate machine health crises

  90. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  91. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  92. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  93. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  94. Containing the worst industrial waste

  95. Best-ever efficiency points to clean, green gas-diesel engine

  96. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  97. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

  98. UW-Madison researchers part of new cell manufacturing consortium

  99. Three new studies to take a look at angles related to Wisconsin water

  100. Company co-founded by professor partners with Johnson and Johnson

  101. A livable city solution: The powerful potential of microgrids

  102. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

  103. Focus on new faculty: Michael Murrell, using photographs to understand mechanical forces in cells

  104. An investment in the great people of our college

  105. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  106. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  107. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

  108. UW-Madison College of Engineering up, loons down

  109. A big boost for innovation

  110. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

  111. UW-Madson College of Engineering gets $25 million research gift

  112. Newly formed Grainger Institute catalyst for redefining Wisconsin engineering research enterprise

  113. UW-Madison College of Engineering receives $25 million grant

  114. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

  115. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

  116. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

  117. Researchers develop method to measure positions of atomic sites with groundbreaking precision

  118. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

  119. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

  120. Soil framework earns researcher prestigious medal for the second time

  121. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

  122. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

  123. Biomedical engineers to study vascular network development in tissue scaffolds

  124. Biomedical engineers offer much-needed update for blood-sampling process

  125. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  126. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

  127. Saha receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the genetic engineering of stem cells

  128. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  129. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

  130. UW-Madison paper wins Society of Plastics Engineers award

  131. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

  132. New imaging system brings lobster-eye design down to scale

  133. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

  134. Xinyu Zhang receives NSF CAREER Award to improve wireless network performance

  135. Loheide to pursue hydrology research in Argentina with Fulbright award

  136. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

  137. Made-in-Wisconsin atom probe assisted dating of oldest piece of earth

  138. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  139. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

  140. The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood

  141. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

  142. CFIRE signs agreement with Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center

  143. Startup focuses on reliable, efficient cooling for computer servers

  144. Small scale, large potential: an expert weighs in on the future of microfluidics

  145. Brewing biofuel

  146. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  147. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

  148. New technology could make for cheaper, faster oil spill cleanup, UW researchers say

  149. UW-Madison a partner in national effort to retool U.S. manufacturing

  150. "Greener" aerogel technology holds potential for oil and chemical clean-up

  151. Oil spill cleanup by sponge: Madison scientists tout tidy technology

  152. Sawan, Wilson team developing predictive capabilities for nuclear fusion systems

  153. UW-Madison engineering professor developing cellphone charger without electrical cord

  154. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

  155. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  156. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  157. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  158. Harnessing sparsity

  159. Two UW-Madison faculty named to National Academy of Engineering

  160. Engineers named Vilas Associates

  161. Grad support endowment fund enables engineer to help nursing homes

  162. How you can help shape the college's future

  163. A big future for structural engineering

  164. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

  165. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

  166. UW-Madison student team takes on global health challenge in Hult Prize

  167. UW-Madison students chosen to compete for Hult Prize

  168. Researchers seek to understand the brain, boost batteries, improve patient care, and produce advanced biofuels

  169. Popular Science welcomes non-pneumatic tires to the market

  170. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

  171. While you were away: Catching up on a not-so-dead winter break

  172. Ramanathan, Saluja win best paper award at VLSI design conference

  173. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  174. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  175. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  176. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  177. Cooling inspired by sweat

  178. Ma receives $353K to seek new laser for silicon chips

  179. Ma receives $450K to speed up communication transistors

  180. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  181. Control theorist crashes the market

  182. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  183. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

  184. Closing the loop on big data … one beer at a time

  185. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

  186. In Wisconsin, cold-spray knowledge is a hot commodity

  187. Her response: Increase the ‘reward’ of high-risk scenarios

  188. Water systems research fills in the details for Africa’s largest dam

  189. ‘Smart’ medical material aims to unfurl at 98.6 degrees

  190. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

  191. Printing without boundaries: Expanding uses for 3D printers

  192. Eom, Ma to develop high-speed optical modulators

  193. Engineers explore ways to understand, outwit blood-brain barrier

  194. Discovery sheds light on how changes in lungs can hurt the heart

  195. Focus on new faculty: Rebecca Willett, harnessing big data for myriad collaborations

  196. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

  197. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  198. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  199. Biomedical engineer aims to mitigate older adults' risk of falls

  200. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

  201. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

  202. Callen gives invited talk at math and experimental physics meeting

  203. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

  204. Mechanical engineers collaborate with Wisconsin company to ID weld defects

  205. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

  206. Nuclear researchers receive more than $2M from DOE for R&D

  207. Grant funds more individualized cancer therapy from a single blood draw

  208. Wisconsin Applied Computing Center harnesses supercomputing for engineering and much more

  209. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  210. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

  211. Informatics of 'making' aims to unite computing, materials and manufacturing advances

  212. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

  213. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  214. Zhou earns collaboration grant to help meet the needs of teleservice systems

  215. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

  216. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  217. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  218. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  219. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

  220. Focus on new faculty: Xinyu Zhang, mixing disciplines to improve wireless communication

  221. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  222. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  223. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  224. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  225. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  226. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  227. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  228. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

  229. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

  230. Innovation institute to broaden U.S. palette of advanced materials

  231. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  232. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

  233. RFID advance to improve safety of nation’s blood supply

  234. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

  235. Focus on new faculty: Christy Remucal, optimizing ways to remove contaminants from water

  236. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  237. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

  238. Material screening method allows more precise control over stem cells

  239. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  240. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

  241. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

  242. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

  243. With 400th PhD grad, UW-Madison celebrates half a century of fusion energy

  244. Virtual exertions research uses muscle activity to move virtual objects

  245. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

  246. Team to study how the sun could help make fuel

  247. College, grad programs, in top-20 in U.S. News rankings

  248. Huber research gaining attention

  249. Sridharan, Sun Prairie company, to explore cold-spray coating applications

  250. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

  251. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  252. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

  253. Two engineers among UW-Madison Romnes Faculty Fellowship recipients

  254. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

  255. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  256. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

  257. UW-Madison engineer named to National Academy of Engineering

  258. Focus on new faculty: Bill Likos and the mechanics of unsaturated soils

  259. UW-Madison engineer is expert for NOVA chariot documentary

  260. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

  261. New tools accelerate computational materials research

  262. Focus on new faculty: Matt Ginder-Vogel, using chemistry for a cleaner environment

  263. What proteins say about cell behavior

  264. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

  265. Building green gas technology without a manual: An interview with grad student Robert Coolman

  266. Ma to pursue diamond transistors, biotransistors and nanomembrane lasers

  267. Ferris and others to create tool to guide bioenergy policy

  268. In Yosemite meadow, study could spark conversation about restoration

  269. Kuech among AAAS honorees

  270. Spotting ovarian cancer, before it's too late

  271. It's the stuff of dreams: Better healthcare at home

  272. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

  273. With new high-tech materials, researchers aim to catalyze U.S. manufacturing future

  274. In static friction, chemistry is key to stronger bonds

  275. Team to study link between BPD and adult heart disease

  276. CPU-GPU optimization could offer big power savings for drones, data centers

  277. Researchers develop efficient, scalable process for making renewable liquid fuels

  278. NSF funds research of computational materials data and design tools

  279. Recovery at work: Treatment may end, but challenges persist for breast cancer survivors

  280. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

  281. Li earns NSF funding to improve rapid-response healthcare

  282. Grad student honored for research

  283. The language of stem cells, decoded

  284. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  285. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  286. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

  287. Network of neurons: A dynamic model of brain activity

  288. Collide and conquer: How blood cells sort themselves out

  289. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  290. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

  291. Million-dollar Keck Foundation grant funds UW-Madison genome research

  292. High-tech silver dressings ward off infection in wounds

  293. Thomson lab lands $2.2 million NIH grant for human cellular modeling for drug testing

  294. Printed photonic crystal mirrors shrink on-chip lasers down to size

  295. Lake algae: What you can't see can hurt you

  296. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

  297. In mouse trial, high-tech wound dressing fights infection

  298. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

  299. Designing microbes that make energy-dense biofuels, without the sugar

  300. Blood-brain barrier building blocks forged from human stem cells

  301. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  302. BME grad student earns best poster award

  303. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

  304. New stem cell technique promises abundance of key heart cells

  305. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

  306. Unsafe at any speed: Even for driving pros, distractions increase crash risk

  307. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

  308. There are more than five sides to this story: In metallic glasses, researchers find a few new atomic structures

  309. UW-Madison earns DOE funding for nuclear engineering innovations

  310. At smallest scale, liquid crystal behavior portends new materials

  311. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

  312. On March 8, UW-Madison nuclear engineer to help unveil report on Fukushima

  313. For plastics knowledge, India looks to UW-Madison engineers

  314. Inspired by steel, nano-manufacturing gets wear-resistant carbide tip

  315. Geotechnical, nuclear engineers named to National Academy of Engineering

  316. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

  317. Roundabouts emerging as the ideal intersection between driver safety and efficiency

  318. Behdad’s paper on bio-inspired antenna arrays was most read in 2011

  319. With second company, laser researchers are seeing new light

  320. With $3.5 million, UW-Madison-led consortium will address national freight issues

  321. Two projects to study cell-to-cell communications

  322. Optimizing internal combustion: CAREER award supports study of new diagnostic tool

  323. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  324. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  325. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

  326. Rethinking military communications: Research may yield more compact antennas

  327. With careful thought, brain sensors connect neurons with actions

  328. Grant funds effort to improve patient OR to ICU transitions

  329. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  330. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  331. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  332. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

  333. Geological engineering grad student: Teaching others through rocks and soil

  334. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

  335. New 'microgrid' test beds will foster state industry opportunities

  336. Faculty, alum receive White House early-career award

  337. DOE upgrades UW-Madison nuclear facilities, funds new projects

  338. Innovation awards go to biochemist, micro-engineer at UW–Madison

  339. Wisconsin engineer, entrepreneur move 'green' diesel engine closer to market

  340. NSF renews/expands mission of Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

  341. New study will explore impact of exercise on pulmonary hypertension

  342. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

  343. Human factors expert to help guide safety in next generation of space exploration

  344. UW-Madison spinoff receives $1.5 million for optimizing dual-fuel engines

  345. UW-Madison expert can discuss breakthrough in flexible electronics

  346. QRM helps Plover, Wisconsin, company to slash lead times, expand into new markets

  347. Hybrid vehicle team to test drive new, efficient dual-fuel engine

  348. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

  349. Benson appointed UW-Madison sustainability research and education director

  350. Johnson Controls teams up with UW-Madison for energy-storage research

  351. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  352. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  353. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

  354. Liquid crystal droplets discovered to be exquisitely sensitive to an important bacterial lipid

  355. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  356. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  357. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

  358. UW-Madison's economic impact statewide hits $12.4 billion

  359. Doing more with less: Efficient experiments for bacterial engineering

  360. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  361. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  362. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

  363. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  364. Drug courts test smart phone app to help addicted offenders

  365. A matter of timing: New strategies for debugging electronics

  366. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

  367. Transportation researchers help identify economic impact of traffic congestion on truck-borne freight

  368. Monroe manufacturer partners with UW-Madison on electric truck

  369. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

  370. UW-Madison fusion experiments earn nearly $11 million in grants

  371. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

  372. Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery facility opens on UW-Madison campus

  373. Less pain, more gain: Silver-lined bandages prevent infection and promote healing

  374. Engineers receive U.S. Air Force early-career support

  375. Warning system shows potential for alleviating crashes at dangerous rural intersections

  376. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

  377. New simulator puts UW-Madison on the map for driving research

  378. UW-Madison research informs upcoming EPA coal-combustion products ruling

  379. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

  380. Mississippi Valley Freight Coalition now the Mid-America Freight Coalition

  381. UW-Madison students make 'genetic machines' for international competition

  382. New technique shows 50-year history of toxic algae in Lake Wingra

  383. It's about time: U.S. manufacturers CAN compete

  384. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

  385. New nano techniques integrate electron gas-producing oxides with silicon

  386. UW-Madison research expenditures top the $1 billion mark

  387. Major grant aims at breaking the habit of implicit bias

  388. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  389. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

  390. Computers—and people—work in parallel at new laboratory

  391. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  392. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  393. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

  394. Powertrain Control Research Lab celebrates 20-plus years of vehicle research

  395. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

  396. Back in circulation: Why certain polymers improve blood flow

  397. The chemistry of memory: New strategies for battling brain disease

  398. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

  399. From sky and lake, researchers study blue-green algae

  400. CAREER award funds study of how estrogen-mimics affect cells

  401. Can you see me now? Flexible photodetectors could help sharpen photos