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  1. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

  3. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

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

  7. Brewing biofuel

  8. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  9. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

  15. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

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

  17. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  18. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  19. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  20. Harnessing sparsity

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

  22. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

  24. A big future for structural engineering

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

  26. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

  27. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  32. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  35. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  36. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  37. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  38. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  39. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  42. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  43. Control theorist crashes the market

  44. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  45. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

  46. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

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

  53. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

  57. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

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

  59. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  60. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

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

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

  63. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

  64. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

  65. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  67. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  71. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  72. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

  74. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

  75. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  76. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

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

  78. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  79. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  80. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  81. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  83. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  84. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  85. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  86. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  87. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  88. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  89. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  90. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

  91. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

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

  93. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  94. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  96. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  98. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  99. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  101. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  102. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

  103. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

  104. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

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

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

  107. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

  108. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

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

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

  111. Huber research gaining attention

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

  113. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  114. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

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

  116. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

  117. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  118. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

  121. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

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

  123. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  125. What proteins say about cell behavior

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

  127. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

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

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

  131. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  134. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  142. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

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

  144. Grad student honored for research

  145. The language of stem cells, decoded

  146. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  147. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  148. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  151. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  152. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  158. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  160. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  163. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  164. BME grad student earns best poster award

  165. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  167. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

  168. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

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

  173. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  178. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  185. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  186. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  187. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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

  191. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  192. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  193. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  194. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  196. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  204. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  210. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  213. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  214. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  215. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  217. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  218. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  219. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  222. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  223. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  224. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  225. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

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

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

  228. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

  230. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

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

  233. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  238. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

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

  241. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

  246. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  250. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  251. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  253. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  254. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  255. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  257. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  260. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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