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  1. Qatar looks to Wisconsin for asphalt expertise

  2. Compact UV lasers could identify substances from a distance

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

  4. Two UW-Madison engineers receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

  5. New materials repel oil under water and under duress

  6. Cracking the (zip)code of neural cells

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

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

  9. Wisconsin, Argentina face complementary challenges in ecohydrology

  10. Dumesic earns Vilas Research Professorship

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

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

  13. Five UW-Madison engineers receive Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorships

  14. Controlling energy use and costs in commercial buildings

  15. Sound Engineering: Analyzing “Clapping Music”

  16. Better data tools for a bigger geothermal future

  17. Dan Ludois receives NSF CAREER Award

  18. Christy Remucal receives NSF CAREER Award

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

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

  21. Ma receives $213,000 D2P grant

  22. Calculating the future of solar fuels

  23. Fine-tuning hydrophobic interactions

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

  25. Rudolph honored as outstanding young manufacturing engineer

  26. Reconciling freight and community

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

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

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

  30. Air quality and its impact on transplants

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

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

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

  34. Students and stakeholders invited to reimagine energy future

  35. Tracking imagery’s path through the brain

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

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

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

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

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

  41. Two ECE teams among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  42. Ma, Williams to collaborate on bioelectronics research

  43. The Why Files: Stem cell advance

  44. Benson, former student win ASTM paper award

  45. Researchers to fight HPV-associated cancers

  46. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

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

  48. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

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

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

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

  52. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

  53. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

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

  55. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

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

  57. Managing asthma through mobile computing

  58. Math makes power grids more efficient

  59. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

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

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

  62. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  63. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  64. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  65. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

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

  67. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

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

  69. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

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

  71. How computing is transforming materials science research

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

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

  74. Team to develop new MRI platform

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

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

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

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

  79. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  80. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  81. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

  82. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

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

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

  85. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  86. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  87. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  88. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  89. Containing the worst industrial waste

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

  91. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  92. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

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

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

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

  96. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

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

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

  99. An investment in the great people of our college

  100. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  101. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  102. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

  103. A big boost for innovation

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

  105. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

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

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

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

  109. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

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

  111. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

  112. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

  113. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

  114. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

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

  116. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

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

  118. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

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

  120. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  121. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

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

  123. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  124. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

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

  126. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

  127. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

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

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

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

  131. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

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

  133. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  134. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

  136. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

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

  140. Brewing biofuel

  141. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  142. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

  148. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

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

  150. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  151. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  152. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  153. Harnessing sparsity

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

  155. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

  157. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

  158. A big future for structural engineering

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

  160. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  165. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  168. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  169. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  170. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  171. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  172. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  175. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  176. Control theorist crashes the market

  177. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  178. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

  179. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

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

  186. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

  190. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

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

  192. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  193. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

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

  195. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

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

  197. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

  198. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  200. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  204. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  205. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

  207. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

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

  209. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

  210. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

  211. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  212. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  213. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  214. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  216. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  217. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  218. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  219. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  220. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  221. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  222. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  223. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

  224. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

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

  226. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  227. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  229. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  231. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  232. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  234. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  235. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

  236. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

  237. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

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

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

  240. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

  241. Huber research gaining attention

  242. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

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

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

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

  246. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  247. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

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

  249. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

  250. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  251. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

  254. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

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

  256. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  258. What proteins say about cell behavior

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

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

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

  262. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

  264. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  267. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  275. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

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

  277. Grad student honored for research

  278. The language of stem cells, decoded

  279. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  280. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  281. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  284. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  285. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  291. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  293. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  296. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  297. BME grad student earns best poster award

  298. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  300. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

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

  302. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

  306. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  311. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  318. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  319. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  320. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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

  324. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  325. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  326. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  327. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  329. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  337. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  343. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  346. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  347. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  348. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  350. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  351. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  352. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  355. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  356. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  357. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  358. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

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

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

  361. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

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

  364. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

  366. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  371. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

  373. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

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

  379. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  383. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  384. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  386. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  387. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  388. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  390. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  393. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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