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  1. UW–Madison microgrids help power industry in Milwaukee

  2. CFIRE summit to address sustainable transportation

  3. Researchers discover "swing-dancing" pairs of electrons

  4. Giving freight rail tracks a boost

  5. Qatar looks to Wisconsin for asphalt expertise

  6. Compact UV lasers could identify substances from a distance

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

  8. Two UW-Madison engineers receive Romnes Faculty Fellowships

  9. New materials repel oil under water and under duress

  10. Cracking the (zip)code of neural cells

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

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

  13. Dumesic earns Vilas Research Professorship

  14. Wisconsin, Argentina face complementary challenges in ecohydrology

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

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

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

  18. Controlling energy use and costs in commercial buildings

  19. Sound Engineering: Analyzing “Clapping Music”

  20. Better data tools for a bigger geothermal future

  21. Dan Ludois receives NSF CAREER Award

  22. Christy Remucal receives NSF CAREER Award

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

  24. Ma receives $213,000 D2P grant

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

  26. Calculating the future of solar fuels

  27. Fine-tuning hydrophobic interactions

  28. Rudolph honored as outstanding young manufacturing engineer

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

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

  31. Reconciling freight and community

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

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

  34. Air quality and its impact on transplants

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

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

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

  38. Students and stakeholders invited to reimagine energy future

  39. Tracking imagery’s path through the brain

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

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

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

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

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

  45. Two ECE teams among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  46. Ma, Williams to collaborate on bioelectronics research

  47. The Why Files: Stem cell advance

  48. Benson, former student win ASTM paper award

  49. Researchers to fight HPV-associated cancers

  50. Extreme Tech: Transparent optogenetic brain implants

  51. Root shares in EPA green chemistry award

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

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

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

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

  56. Novel antenna breaks down barrier in tumor ablation technology

  57. Mapping Wisconsin traffic deaths

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

  59. Spinoff SHINE Medical hits major funding milestone

  60. Managing asthma through mobile computing

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

  62. Math makes power grids more efficient

  63. Understanding how ovarian cancer spreads

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

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

  66. New motor under development by UW-Madison spinoff

  67. Hanna papers among most read in leading construction journal

  68. College of Engineering research 2020: A new approach

  69. Recycled biofuel byproducts could make biofuels even greener

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

  71. Lake Michigan death spurs action on rip current awareness

  72. Ludois to develop motor without rare-earth metals

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

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

  75. How computing is transforming materials science research

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

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

  78. Team to develop new MRI platform

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

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

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

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

  83. System alerts Great Lakes swimmers of dangerous currents

  84. Wisconsin Public Radio: Biofuels for aviation

  85. Murrell receives NSF grant for cell research

  86. Kreeger, Saha named "Young Innovators"

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

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

  89. New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

  90. Digital manufacturing team calls for research proposals and input

  91. Research Innovation Committee funds five research projects

  92. A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

  93. Containing the worst industrial waste

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

  95. Building on a strong tradition of chemical engineering texts

  96. Aviation offers a way forward in biofuels research

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

  98. Ashton, Saha receive Innovation in Regulatory Science Award

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

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

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

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

  103. An investment in the great people of our college

  104. Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry

  105. Asthma treatment and research breakthroughs

  106. Dumesic named highly cited researcher

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

  108. A big boost for innovation

  109. Faster, safer method zaps tumors with great success

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

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

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

  113. CEE, GLE researchers receive Canadian Geotechnical Journal honor

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

  115. McLay and collaborators receive NSF grant

  116. Harvesting the power of big data in agriculture

  117. Two engineering professors receive Romnes faculty fellowships

  118. 8 UW-Madison professors get $50,000 each for research

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

  120. UW-Madison engineers receive M-WERC grants

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

  122. Sridharan to develop ODS fuel cladding

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

  124. RCCI engine begins in-vehicle demonstration testing

  125. Antenna paper wins IEEE award

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

  127. Hagness named associate dean for research and graduate affairs

  128. Building better bridges with geosynthetics

  129. Engineers awarded SIRE grants

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

  131. Opotowsky honored with two nuclear opportunities

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

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

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

  135. Mavrikakis co-authors Science article

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

  137. Researcher finds hidden efficiencies in computer architecture

  138. Abbott wins Hilldale Professorship

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

  140. Smartphone app aids alcohol addiction treatment

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

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

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

  144. Brewing biofuel

  145. Stem cell advance yields mature heart muscle cells

  146. Aerogel offers greener method of absorbing oil from water

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

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

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

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

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

  152. Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

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

  154. Fellowships help undergrads turn pro

  155. Beebe and partners to develop new cancer analysis method

  156. Sound Engineering: Improving the catheter

  157. Harnessing sparsity

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

  159. Engineers named Vilas Associates

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

  161. A big future for structural engineering

  162. Rethinking carbon capture for the built environment

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

  164. Engine Research Center collaborates on new DOE engine research

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

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

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

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

  169. UW-Madison researchers are building better biofuels

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

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

  172. Chemical treatment could cut cost of biofuel

  173. Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up

  174. College of Engineering 2013 highlights

  175. A paradigm-shifting step in stem cell research

  176. Cooling inspired by sweat

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

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

  179. Inventor group honors Wisconsin engineer Dumesic

  180. Control theorist crashes the market

  181. For Platypus Technologies, liquid crystals fit the bill

  182. Quicker, quake-proof skyscrapers

  183. UW researchers develop device to improve life after stroke

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

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

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

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

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

  189. Sound Engineering: Water wars and the big picture

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

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

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

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

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

  195. Engineer applies new technology in medical robotics

  196. CQPI team hopes to prevent VTE

  197. Engineers among WARF Innovation Awards finalists

  198. Researchers to develop methods for discovering new metallic glasses

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

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

  201. Rawlings, Maravelias paper earns honor

  202. Echometrix technology helps humans and horses

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

  204. Exploring home health environments with virtual reality

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

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

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

  208. Thelen receives NIH grant for ACL research

  209. Beebe and collaborators to study breast cancer drug efficacy

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

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

  212. NSF grant funds bio-manufacturing study

  213. Pfotenhauer named cryogenic society fellow

  214. Luedtke wins INFORMS young researchers prize

  215. Introducing 10 new College of Engineering faculty members

  216. New process targets valuable green chemicals

  217. Three MS&E researchers earn conference awards

  218. Gong receives NIH grant for cancer biology research

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

  220. WEI leaders meet with D.C. legislators

  221. EP postdoc is competition finalist

  222. Geotechnical engineers earn ASCE honor

  223. Wiegmann to receive HFES Lauer safety award

  224. Paper on vehicle paint quality receives award

  225. EP PhD student to attend space conference

  226. Sound Engineering: The roaring HSX engines

  227. Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award

  228. Authors suggest systems approach can transform healthcare

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

  230. Future looks bright for carbon nanotube solar cells

  231. Innovative solar cell structure stores and supplies energy simultaneously

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

  233. Advanced manufacturing focus of June 10-14 conference

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

  235. Ergonomics award for Carayon paper

  236. Sridharan earns UW-Madison academic staff award

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

  238. Chemical engineer receives prestigious Korean honor

  239. Perepezko honored for contributions to materials research

  240. Seven engineers named UW-Madison Vilas Associates

  241. American University of Beirut recognizes Menassa

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

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

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

  245. Lynn, Shusta earn American Chemical Society awards

  246. Huber research gaining attention

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

  248. Rawlings honored with Chancellor’s Award

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

  250. Palecek to receive PNAS paper honor

  251. Man-made material pushes the bounds of superconductivity

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

  253. Three faculty among UW-Madison Kellett award recipients

  254. Production process doubles speed and efficiency of flexible electronics

  255. Two ChE alumni named to National Academy of Engineering

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

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

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

  259. Jennifer Reed: Metabolism modeler

  260. New tools accelerate computational materials research

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

  262. What proteins say about cell behavior

  263. Journal of Applied Physics features Shohet teamwork

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

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

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

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

  268. Kuech among AAAS honorees

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

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

  271. New biofuel conversion process cuts costly separating step

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  279. $800K for Radwin study of repetitive motion injury

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

  281. Grad student honored for research

  282. The language of stem cells, decoded

  283. Mobile apps may help prevent substance abuse relapses

  284. Team studies the mechanics of stronger bones

  285. Knezevic awarded $500K for nanoscale power research

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

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

  288. Researchers explore a sustainable bio-based chemical economy

  289. Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

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

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

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

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

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

  295. DOE awards funding for concentrating solar power

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

  297. Two engineering students invited to prestigious Nobel conference

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

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

  300. Modeling biofuel fitness for the sea

  301. BME grad student earns best poster award

  302. Early career award supports cyanobacteria biofuel research

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

  304. In chemical reactions, water adds speed without heat

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

  306. Behdad receives Department of Defense instrumentation grant

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

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

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

  310. Bringing best practices to Wisconsin manufacturers

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

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

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

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

  315. Smallest tools could yield biggest results in bone repair

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

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

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

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

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

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

  322. Revealing the chemical fingerprints of a crime

  323. NASA selects student teams for microgravity research flights

  324. For industry, advanced control methods boost bottom line

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

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

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

  328. IEEE elects Rawlings and Sayeed as fellows

  329. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  330. Microfabrication breakthrough could set piezoelectric material applications in motion

  331. Optimizing optimization when symmetry is at play

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

  333. Video: Opportunities in engineering: Annual report 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  341. Human gait soon could power portable electronics

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

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

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

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

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

  347. Nanomembranes promise new materials for advanced electronics

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

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

  350. Morgridge Institute researchers release first educational game

  351. CHESS receives $9.5 million to help older adults

  352. Nano coatings show big potential for energy storage

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

  354. College honors 25 faculty and staff at spring celebration

  355. Chemical and biological engineering professor elected to American Academy

  356. New technology could stamp out bacteria in persistent wounds

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

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

  359. Insect hearing inspires new approach to small antennas

  360. Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding

  361. Probing the mysteries of nanoscale wear

  362. Engineering atomic interfaces for new electronics

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

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

  365. Power plants: Technologies for green fuel

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

  367. Abbott named fellow of AAAS

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

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

  370. 100-year study mirrors U.S. history of concrete

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

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

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

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

  375. Tongue-stimulation research focuses on multiple sclerosis

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

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

  378. Engineers team up with Trek for cycling research

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

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

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

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

  383. Entrepreneur translates research into real-world health solutions

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

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

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

  387. UW-Madison receives grant for superconducting electron gun

  388. Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

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

  390. Long collaboration with sewer district helps city, university

  391. Patents proliferating for serial inventor Robert Blick

  392. Confronting toxic blue-green algae in Madison lakes

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

  394. Engineering faculty receive Intercampus Research Incentive Grants

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

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

  397. Engineers receive $3.7 million for nuclear energy research

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

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

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