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  1. Compact UV lasers could identify substances from a distance

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

  3. Two UW-Madison engineers receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

  4. New materials repel oil under water and under duress

  5. Cracking the (zip)code of neural cells

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

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

  8. Wisconsin, Argentina face complementary challenges in ecohydrology

  9. Dumesic earns Vilas Research Professorship

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

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

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

  13. Controlling energy use and costs in commercial buildings

  14. Sound Engineering: Analyzing “Clapping Music”

  15. Better data tools for a bigger geothermal future

  16. Dan Ludois receives NSF CAREER Award

  17. Christy Remucal receives NSF CAREER Award

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

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

  20. Ma receives $213,000 D2P grant

  21. Calculating the future of solar fuels

  22. Fine-tuning hydrophobic interactions

  23. Rudolph honored as outstanding young manufacturing engineer

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

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

  26. Reconciling freight and community

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

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

  29. Air quality and its impact on transplants

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

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

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

  33. Students and stakeholders invited to reimagine energy future

  34. Tracking imagery’s path through the brain

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

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

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

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

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

  40. Two ECE teams among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  41. The Why Files: Stem cell advance

  42. Ma, Williams to collaborate on bioelectronics research

  43. Benson, former student win ASTM paper award

  44. Researchers to fight HPV-associated cancers

  45. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

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

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

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

  49. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

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

  51. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

  52. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

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

  54. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

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

  56. Managing asthma through mobile computing

  57. Math makes power grids more efficient

  58. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

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

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

  61. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  62. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  63. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  64. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

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

  66. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

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

  68. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

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

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

  71. How computing is transforming materials science research

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

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

  74. Team to develop new MRI platform

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

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

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

  78. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  79. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  80. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

  81. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

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

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

  84. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  85. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  86. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  87. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  88. Containing the worst industrial waste

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

  90. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  91. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

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

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

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

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

  96. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

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

  98. An investment in the great people of our college

  99. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  100. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  101. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

  102. A big boost for innovation

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

  104. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

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

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

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

  108. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

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

  110. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

  111. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

  112. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

  113. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

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

  115. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

  116. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

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

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

  119. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  120. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

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

  122. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  123. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

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

  125. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

  126. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

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

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

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

  130. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

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

  132. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  133. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

  135. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

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

  139. Brewing biofuel

  140. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  141. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

  147. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

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

  149. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  150. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  151. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  152. Harnessing sparsity

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

  154. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

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

  157. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

  158. A big future for structural engineering

  159. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  164. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  167. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  168. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  169. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  170. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  171. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  174. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  175. Control theorist crashes the market

  176. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  177. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

  178. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

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

  185. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

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

  190. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

  191. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  192. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  193. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

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

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

  196. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

  197. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  199. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  203. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  204. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

  206. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

  207. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

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

  209. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  210. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  211. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  212. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  213. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  215. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  216. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  217. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  218. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  219. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  220. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  221. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  222. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

  223. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

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

  225. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  226. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  228. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  230. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  231. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  233. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  234. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

  235. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

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

  237. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

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

  239. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

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

  241. Huber research gaining attention

  242. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

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

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

  245. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  246. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

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

  248. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

  249. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  250. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

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

  254. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

  255. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  257. What proteins say about cell behavior

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

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

  260. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

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

  263. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  266. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  276. Grad student honored for research

  277. The language of stem cells, decoded

  278. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  279. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  280. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  283. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  284. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  290. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  292. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  295. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  296. BME grad student earns best poster award

  297. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  299. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

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

  301. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

  305. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  310. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  317. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  318. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  319. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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

  323. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  324. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  325. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  326. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  328. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  336. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  342. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  345. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  346. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  347. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  349. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  350. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  351. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  354. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  355. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  356. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  357. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

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

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

  360. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

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

  363. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

  365. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  370. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

  372. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

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

  378. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  382. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  383. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  385. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  386. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  387. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  389. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  392. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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