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

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

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

  4. Controlling energy use and costs in commercial buildings

  5. Sound Engineering: Analyzing “Clapping Music”

  6. Better data tools for a bigger geothermal future

  7. Dan Ludois receives NSF CAREER Award

  8. Christy Remucal receives NSF CAREER Award

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

  10. Ma receives $213,000 D2P grant

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

  12. Calculating the future of solar fuels

  13. Chemical dial controls attraction between water-repelling molecules

  14. Rudolph honored as outstanding young manufacturing engineer

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

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

  17. Reconciling freight and community

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

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

  20. Air quality and its impact on transplants

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

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

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

  24. Students and stakeholders invited to reimagine energy future

  25. Tracking imagery’s path through the brain

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

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

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

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

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

  31. Two ECE teams among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  32. The Why Files: Stem cell advance

  33. Ma, Williams to collaborate on bioelectronics research

  34. Benson, former student win ASTM paper award

  35. Researchers to fight HPV-associated cancers

  36. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

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

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

  39. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

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

  41. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

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

  43. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

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

  45. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

  46. Managing asthma through mobile computing

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

  48. Math makes power grids more efficient

  49. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

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

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

  52. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  53. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  54. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  55. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

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

  57. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

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

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

  60. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

  61. How computing is transforming materials science research

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

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

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

  65. Team to develop new MRI platform

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

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

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

  69. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  70. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  71. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

  72. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

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

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

  75. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  76. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  77. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  78. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  79. Containing the worst industrial waste

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

  81. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  82. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

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

  84. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

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

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

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

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

  89. An investment in the great people of our college

  90. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  91. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  92. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

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

  94. A big boost for innovation

  95. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

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

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

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

  99. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

  100. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

  101. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

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

  103. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

  104. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

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

  106. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

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

  108. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

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

  110. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  111. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

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

  113. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  114. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

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

  116. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

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

  118. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

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

  120. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

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

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

  123. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  124. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

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

  127. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

  130. Brewing biofuel

  131. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  132. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

  138. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

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

  140. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  141. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  142. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  143. Harnessing sparsity

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

  145. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

  147. A big future for structural engineering

  148. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

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

  150. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  155. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  158. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  159. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  160. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  161. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  162. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  165. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  166. Control theorist crashes the market

  167. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  168. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

  169. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

  175. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

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

  180. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

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

  182. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  183. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

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

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

  186. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

  187. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

  188. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  190. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  194. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  195. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

  197. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

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

  199. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  200. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

  201. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  202. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  203. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  204. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  206. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  207. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  208. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  209. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  210. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  211. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  212. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  213. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

  214. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

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

  216. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  217. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  219. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  221. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  222. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  224. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  225. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

  226. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

  227. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

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

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

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

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

  232. Huber research gaining attention

  233. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

  234. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

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

  236. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  237. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

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

  239. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

  240. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  241. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

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

  245. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

  246. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  248. What proteins say about cell behavior

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

  250. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

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

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

  254. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  257. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  266. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

  267. Grad student honored for research

  268. The language of stem cells, decoded

  269. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  270. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  271. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  274. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  275. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  281. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  283. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  286. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  287. BME grad student earns best poster award

  288. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  290. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

  291. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

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

  296. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  301. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  308. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  309. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  310. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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

  314. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  315. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  316. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  317. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  319. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  327. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  333. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  336. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  337. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  338. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  340. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  341. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  342. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  345. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  346. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  347. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  348. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

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

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

  351. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

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

  354. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

  356. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  361. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

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

  364. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

  369. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  373. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  374. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  376. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  377. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  378. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  380. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  383. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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