NAE symposium on campus focuses on data-empowered health

“Transforming Healthcare Through Engineering,” the NAE regional symposium held May 3, 2018, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, drew more than 120 attendees from academia and industry and showcased a campus on which transdisciplinary problem-solving is the norm.

Healthcare is a …

Homegrown green energy with wood-based electric materials

A project to create energy-harvesting materials from plant-based sources could pave the way to devices that obtain their electronic juice from molecules found in fruits, vegetables, and trees.

Materials that transform mechanical pressure into electricity are called piezoelectric, and they …

For understanding turbulence, the sky is the limit

View a satellite image of a hurricane and you’ll quickly realize how pervasive and powerful turbulence can be.

Beyond superstorms, understanding the dynamics of swirling fluids could help engineers improve everything from airplane wings to artificial organs—and yes, even predicting …

Engineering faculty lead the way on UW2020 projects

College of Engineering faculty members are leading or collaborating on 11 projects selected for fourth-round funding in the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation UW2020 initiative, which supports potentially transformative and groundbreaking research. Of the 17 funded projects, five will be led …

BME Spring Seminar: Engineering Human CNS Morphogenesis In Vitro

Presented by

Randolph S. Ashton, Ph.D.; Asst. Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) possess the emergent properties necessary to recapitulate developmental processes ex vivo and give rise to organotypic cultures and tissues. If harnessed, …