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  1. New catalyst does more with less platinum

  2. Making the biofuels process safer for microbes

  3. Generating power from rolling tires

  4. CEE, GLE researchers win best paper award at coal ash conference

  5. Fusion project proposes mining helium-3 on the moon

  6. Wisconsin engineers contribute to Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam discussion

  7. New test aids personalized cancer care

  8. Wisconsin plastics collaboration yields industry, research advances

  9. Laser Focus World: DARPA grant funds aluminum-nitride chip-based UV laser development

  10. Sound Engineering: UW-Madison’s burgeoning optimization community

  11. Hawnn’s legacy strengthens CEE faculty

  12. Progressive Railroading: UW-Madison researchers hope frac-sand impact study will help railroads improve ballast maintenance

  13. Catalyzing UW-Madison’s neuroengineering community

  14. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Virtual home intended to break down walls in health care

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

  16. UW–Madison microgrids help power industry in Milwaukee

  17. CFIRE summit to address sustainable transportation

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

  19. Giving freight rail tracks a boost

  20. Qatar looks to Wisconsin for asphalt expertise

  21. Compact UV lasers could identify substances from a distance

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

  23. Two UW-Madison engineers receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

  24. New materials repel oil under water and under duress

  25. Cracking the (zip)code of neural cells

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

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

  28. Dumesic earns Vilas Research Professorship

  29. Wisconsin, Argentina face complementary challenges in ecohydrology

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

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

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

  33. Controlling energy use and costs in commercial buildings

  34. Sound Engineering: Analyzing “Clapping Music”

  35. Better data tools for a bigger geothermal future

  36. Dan Ludois receives NSF CAREER Award

  37. Christy Remucal receives NSF CAREER Award

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

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

  40. Ma receives $213,000 D2P grant

  41. Calculating the future of solar fuels

  42. Fine-tuning hydrophobic interactions

  43. Rudolph honored as outstanding young manufacturing engineer

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

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

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

  47. Reconciling freight and community

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

  49. Air quality and its impact on transplants

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

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

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

  53. Students and stakeholders invited to reimagine energy future

  54. Tracking imagery’s path through the brain

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

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

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

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

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

  60. Two ECE teams among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  61. The Why Files: Stem cell advance

  62. Ma, Williams to collaborate on bioelectronics research

  63. Researchers to fight HPV-associated cancers

  64. Benson, former student win ASTM paper award

  65. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

  66. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

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

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

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

  70. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

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

  72. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

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

  74. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

  75. Managing asthma through mobile computing

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

  77. Math makes power grids more efficient

  78. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

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

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

  81. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  82. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  83. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  84. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

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

  86. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

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

  88. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

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

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

  91. How computing is transforming materials science research

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

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

  94. Team to develop new MRI platform

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

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

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

  98. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  99. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  100. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

  101. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

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

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

  104. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  105. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  106. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  107. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  108. Containing the worst industrial waste

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

  110. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  111. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

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

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

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

  115. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

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

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

  118. An investment in the great people of our college

  119. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  120. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  121. A big boost for innovation

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

  123. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

  124. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

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

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

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

  128. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

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

  130. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

  131. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

  132. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

  133. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

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

  135. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

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

  137. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

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

  139. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  140. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

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

  142. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  143. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

  144. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

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

  146. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

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

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

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

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

  151. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

  152. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  153. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

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

  156. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

  159. Brewing biofuel

  160. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  161. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

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

  168. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

  169. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  170. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  171. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  172. Harnessing sparsity

  173. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

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

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

  177. A big future for structural engineering

  178. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

  179. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  184. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  187. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  188. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  189. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  190. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  191. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  194. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  195. Control theorist crashes the market

  196. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  197. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

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

  199. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

  205. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

  209. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

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

  211. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  212. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  213. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

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

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

  216. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

  217. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  219. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  223. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  224. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

  226. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  227. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

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

  229. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

  230. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  231. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  232. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  233. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  235. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  236. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  237. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  238. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  239. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  240. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  241. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  242. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

  243. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

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

  245. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  246. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  248. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  250. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  251. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  253. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  254. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

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

  256. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

  257. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

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

  259. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

  260. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

  261. Huber research gaining attention

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

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

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

  265. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  266. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

  267. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

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

  269. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  270. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

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

  274. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

  275. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  277. What proteins say about cell behavior

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

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

  280. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

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

  283. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  286. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  295. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

  296. Grad student honored for research

  297. The language of stem cells, decoded

  298. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  299. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  300. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  303. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  304. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  310. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  312. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  315. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  316. BME grad student earns best poster award

  317. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  319. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

  320. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

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

  325. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  330. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  337. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  338. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  339. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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


  343. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  344. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  345. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  346. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  348. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  356. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  362. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  365. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  366. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  367. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  369. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  370. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  371. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  374. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  375. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  376. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  377. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

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

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

  380. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

  382. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

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

  385. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  390. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

  392. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

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

  398. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  402. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  403. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  405. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  406. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  407. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  409. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  412. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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