// Electrical & Computer Engineering

Tiny high-performance solar cells may see the light of day

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance microscale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in several key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power…

Tags: advanced materials technologies, Electrical and computer engineering, microelectromechanical systems, photovoltaics, research, solar cells

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// Chemical & Biological Engineering

Clarifying the convoluted chemical dance that charges fuel cells

Using a unique combination of advanced computational methods, University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical engineers have demystified some of the complex catalytic chemistry in fuel cells—an advance…

Tags: catalyst, chemical and biological engineering, computation, density functional theory, fuel cells, modelling, molecular dynamics

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// Materials Science & Engineering

Making massive materials data sets and tools accessible to all

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers recently used powerful computers to quickly and accurately develop the world’s largest computed database of information about an important materials-mixing process…

Tags: database, diffusion values, Materials, Morgan, MS&E

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// Electrical & Computer Engineering

Four UW-Madison projects to speed up NSF’s advanced wireless research initiative

Open air is getting crowded. Signals streaming back and forth from smart devices stretch existing fourth-generation wireless networks almost to their limits. And as demands…

Tags: advanced wireless, ECE, Faculty, grants, NSF, research, Sayeed, Suman Banerjee, Xinyu Zhang

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Our students don't just learn, they do.

In the College of Engineering, we deliver a world-class educational experience that transports our students beyond the theory and into real, meaningful engineering work that can change the world. Explore our academic programs.

About Engineering Programs

Undergraduate programs

The College of Engineering is one of the best places in the world to get an engineering education. We have world-class faculty. We have an outstanding curriculum that focuses on providing you the technological tools, resources and knowledge that will help you develop solutions to problems in fields ranging from medicine to energy to manufacturing—and many more.

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Graduate programs

Our graduate academic programs are highly ranked and our faculty widely are respected as leaders in their fields. Here you will find a community in which you will excel. You will find faculty, staff and peer students who are supportive and committed to your success. You will find rigorous coursework that will prepare you to achieve your goals. You will experience an environment highly conducive to collaboration—and meet faculty with a broad range of research interests and connections both on campus and around the world.

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Education for working engineers

Whether you’re a new professional or have years of experience in your chosen field, UW-Madison’s Engineering Professional Development can offer you unique, high-quality educational experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Our programs are structured to help working professionals continue their educational path without interrupting their full-time jobs. You will be empowered, engaged, and more passionate about your career after completing courses or a degree program from UW-Madison. And you’ll have the confidence and skills to take your projects or your responsibilities to the next level.

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