The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is taking bold steps into the future of research and education.
UW-Madison’s many core strengths across engineering disciplines reflect not only our history of innovation, but also a tremendous opportunity. Our faculty have strong support structures for collaborating across disciplinary boundaries in application areas including healthcare, energy, advanced manufacturing, and materials innovation.
We’re also giving our students a more practical and well-rounded preparation for the workforce than ever before. Our undergraduates are already among the most talented in the field, and now they enjoy growing access to the new educational models and learning experiences.
Our faculty, staff, and students are making extraordinary strides to ensure that UW-Madison engineers remain key drivers of economic and social progress. In academia, industry, and public service alike, Wisconsin engineers are better equipped than ever to apply what they know to challenges—in healthcare, the environment, security, energy and others—that are important now and will be critical for our future.
Check out the gallery below for a small sample of the ways in which UW-Madison engineers are creating that future, or visit our newsroom to read even more.
With a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a team of researchers is developing a new approach for maintaining open blood vessels in the wake of surgeries such as angioplasties or bypasses. Photo credit: istockphoto.com/HYWARDS.
A newly developed stealth sheet can hide hot objects like human bodies or military vehicles from infrared cameras. Photo: Hongrui Jiang.
Researchers in our Department of Engineering Physics are at the forefront of a nationwide push toward the next generation of nuclear power reactors. In one aspect of this effort, we are collaborating through a $3 million U.S. Department of Energy program to advance molten salt reactors.
Materials science is at the beginning of major transformation driven by the integration of data science and machine learning technologies. This integration is creating the new field of materials informatics, which applies computational and machine learning tools to characterizing and discovering materials. To efficiently realize the full potential of materials informatics, it is essential to educate today’s students in this novel and interdisciplinary area. That’s just one reason why a newly expanded summer fellowship in materials informatics presents such an exciting opportunity for a group of our engineering undergrads.
The College of Engineering is leading the federally designated Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds collaboration (WiscAV). Researchers here are helping drive autonomous and connected vehicle research through projects like a partnership with the City of Madison to test connected vehicle technology on South Park Street. The laboratory also houses a full-scale driving simulator. Photo: Renee Meiller.
A team of researchers has devised a new approach for noninvasively measuring tendon tension while a person is engaging in activities like walking or running.