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  1. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

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

  3. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

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

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

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

  7. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

  8. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

  9. Reconciling freight and community

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

  11. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

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

  13. Managing asthma through mobile computing

  14. Math makes power grids more efficient

  15. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

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

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

  18. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  19. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  20. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  21. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

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

  23. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

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

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

  26. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

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

  28. How computing is transforming materials science research

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

  30. Team to develop new MRI platform

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

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

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

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

  35. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  36. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  37. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

  38. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

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

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

  41. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  42. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  43. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  44. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  45. Containing the worst industrial waste

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

  47. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  48. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

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

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

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

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

  53. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

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

  55. An investment in the great people of our college

  56. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  57. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  58. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

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

  60. A big boost for innovation

  61. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

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

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

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

  65. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

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

  67. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

  68. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

  69. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

  70. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

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

  72. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

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

  74. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

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

  76. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  77. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

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

  79. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  80. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

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

  82. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

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

  84. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

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

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

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

  88. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

  89. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  90. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

  92. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

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

  96. Brewing biofuel

  97. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  98. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

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

  105. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

  106. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  107. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  108. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  109. Harnessing sparsity

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

  111. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

  113. A big future for structural engineering

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

  115. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

  116. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  121. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  124. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  125. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  126. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  127. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  128. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  131. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  132. Control theorist crashes the market

  133. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  134. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

  135. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

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

  142. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

  146. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

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

  148. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  149. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  150. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

  151. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

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

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

  154. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  156. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  160. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  161. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

  163. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  164. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

  165. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

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

  167. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  168. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  169. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  170. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  172. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  173. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  174. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  175. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  176. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  177. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  178. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  179. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

  180. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

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

  182. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  183. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  185. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  187. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  188. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  190. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  191. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

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

  193. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

  194. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

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

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

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

  198. Huber research gaining attention

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

  200. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

  201. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

  202. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  203. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

  204. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

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

  206. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  207. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

  210. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

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

  212. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  214. What proteins say about cell behavior

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

  216. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

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

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

  220. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  223. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  231. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

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

  233. Grad student honored for research

  234. The language of stem cells, decoded

  235. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  236. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  237. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  240. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  241. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  247. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  249. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  252. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  253. BME grad student earns best poster award

  254. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  256. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

  257. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

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

  262. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  267. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  274. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  275. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  276. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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

  280. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  281. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  282. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  283. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  285. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  293. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  299. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  302. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  303. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  304. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  306. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  307. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  308. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  311. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  312. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  313. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  314. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

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

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

  317. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

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

  320. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

  322. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  327. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

  329. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

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

  335. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  339. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  340. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  342. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  343. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  344. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  346. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  349. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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