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College of Engineering 2013 highlights

As the College of Engineering heads into an exciting 2014, we look back at the great things our students and researchers accomplished in 2013.

The year’s standout moments:

The College of Engineering welcomed its new dean, Ian Robertson.

In June, the White House recognized UW-Madison's materials expertise when it named the university a partner institution in its Materials Genome Initiative for Global Competitiveness.

Retired Dow executive Bill Banholzer joined the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and Wisconsin Energy Institute.

Engineering Mechanics Professor Emeritus Bela Sandor lent his expertise to the NOVA PBS documentary Building Pharaoh’s Chariot.

The National Academy of Engineering named Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor Emeritus David H. Gustafson to its 2013 class of new members

Badger engineers brought resourceful solutions to the Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge.

A group of biomedical engineering students won the Qualcomm Wireless Innovation Prize with cancer-screening software for developing countries.

Vilas Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Hongrui Jiang developed an innovative solar-cell structure to address solar energy’s storage problems.

The UW-Madison Clean Snowmobile Team won the SAE International annual Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Our industrial and systems engineers earned FDA approval for a proposed solution to improve the safety and efficiency of the blood supply

UW-Madison graduated its 400th PhD from a fusion-related program.

Biomedical engineering senior Drew Birrenkott won a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.

Scott Gordon