HAPPENING NOW AT GIE
NEW IMPACT AREA: QUANTUM MANUFACTURING
Through interdisciplinary collaboration, the study of small phenomena and the pursuit of big ideas, electrical and computer engineering professor Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma plans to lead the Grainger Institute for Engineering’s newest impact area, Quantum Manufacturing, into one focused on reciprocal relationships and groundbreaking ideas. Read on to learn more.
USING VACCINE INFRASTRUCTURE BEYOND THE PANDEMIC
Throughout the pandemic, biomedical engineers expanded therapeutics infrastructure to meet demand for safe and effective vaccines. Using these lessons, biologics experts urge public-private partnerships and interdisciplinary collaboration to efficiently reach as many patients as possible: including a new class of cell and gene therapy patients through the usage of flexible manufacturing.
ENGINEERING RESEARCHERS SEEK CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS
As our need for a smarter, cleaner energy grid grows, UW’s engineering researchers are developing increasingly innovative and multifaceted solutions: improving how we operate the grid, raising the renewable energy supply with more reliable storage methods, and lowering overall consumer demand by augmenting energy efficiency. All to overcome this grand societal challenge.
TRANSDISIPLINARY RESEARCH AND REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS CONVERGE HERE
The Grainger Institute for Engineering provides funding, comprehensive support and a collaborative space for engineering faculty to nurture research ideas that show promise as large-scale, extramurally funded activities in critical impact areas: