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  1. Controlling energy use and costs in commercial buildings

  2. Sound Engineering: Analyzing “Clapping Music”

  3. Better data tools for a bigger geothermal future

  4. Dan Ludois receives NSF CAREER Award

  5. Christy Remucal receives NSF CAREER Award

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

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

  8. Ma receives $213,000 D2P grant

  9. Calculating the future of solar fuels

  10. Chemical dial controls attraction between water-repelling molecules

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

  12. Rudolph honored as outstanding young manufacturing engineer

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

  14. Reconciling freight and community

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

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

  17. Air quality and its impact on transplants

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

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

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

  21. Students and stakeholders invited to reimagine energy future

  22. Tracking imagery’s path through the brain

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

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

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

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

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

  28. Two ECE teams among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  29. Ma, Williams to collaborate on bioelectronics research

  30. The Why Files: Stem cell advance

  31. Researchers to fight HPV-associated cancers

  32. Benson, former student win ASTM paper award

  33. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

  34. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

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

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

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

  38. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

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

  40. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

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

  42. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

  43. Managing asthma through mobile computing

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

  45. Math makes power grids more efficient

  46. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

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

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

  49. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  50. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  51. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  52. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

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

  54. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

  55. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

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

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

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

  59. How computing is transforming materials science research

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

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

  62. Team to develop new MRI platform

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

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

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

  66. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  67. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  68. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

  69. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

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

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

  72. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  73. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  74. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  75. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  76. Containing the worst industrial waste

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

  78. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  79. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

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

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

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

  83. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

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

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

  86. An investment in the great people of our college

  87. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  88. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  89. A big boost for innovation

  90. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

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

  92. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

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

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

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

  96. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

  97. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

  98. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

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

  100. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

  101. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

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

  103. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

  104. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

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

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

  107. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  108. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

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

  110. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  111. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

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

  113. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

  114. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

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

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

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

  118. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

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

  120. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  121. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

  123. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

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

  127. Brewing biofuel

  128. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  129. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

  135. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

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

  137. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  138. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  139. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  140. Harnessing sparsity

  141. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

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

  144. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

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

  146. A big future for structural engineering

  147. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  152. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  155. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  156. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  157. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  158. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  159. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  162. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  163. Control theorist crashes the market

  164. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  165. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

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

  167. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

  173. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

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

  178. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

  179. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  180. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

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

  182. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

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

  184. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

  185. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  187. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  191. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  192. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

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

  195. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

  196. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

  197. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  198. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  199. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  200. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  201. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  203. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  204. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  205. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  206. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  207. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  208. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  209. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  210. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

  211. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

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

  213. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  214. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  216. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  218. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  219. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  221. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  222. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

  223. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

  224. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

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

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

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

  228. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

  229. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

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

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

  232. Huber research gaining attention

  233. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  234. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

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

  236. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

  237. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  238. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

  241. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

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

  243. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  245. What proteins say about cell behavior

  246. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

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

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

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

  251. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  254. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  262. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

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

  264. Grad student honored for research

  265. The language of stem cells, decoded

  266. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  267. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  268. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  271. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  272. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  278. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  280. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  283. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  284. BME grad student earns best poster award

  285. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  287. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

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

  289. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

  293. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  298. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  305. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  306. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  307. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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


  311. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  312. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  313. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  314. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  316. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  324. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  330. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  333. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  334. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  335. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  337. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  338. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  339. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  342. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  343. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  344. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

  345. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

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

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

  348. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

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

  351. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

  353. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  358. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

  360. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

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

  366. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  370. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  371. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  373. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  374. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  375. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  377. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  380. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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