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Connecting today’s emerging research to tomorrow’s solutions


The NEAR Spotlight Series bridges the gap between academia and industry through providing a platform for leaders in both areas to share knowledge and resources. In pursuit of the Wisconsin Idea, this series helps bring groundbreaking research to the public.

Tune into this series to stay up-to-date with the latest applied research developments and get the exclusive opportunity to develop key relationships with prestigious College of Engineering Faculty.




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Emerging Research on Energy Use, Efficiency and Distribution with Sangkee, Eric and Line

September 25, 2020 | 9:00am-11:00am

In this live webinar, speakers with expertise in smart manufacturing, electrical systems, and power distribution presented their latest cutting-edge research advancements with potential for addressing today’s energy challenges: continuously growing energy demand and the pressing need for a clean and reliable energy supply.

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Interested in this topic? View the recording HERE.

Materials, Processing, and Devices for Next Generation Quantum Computing with Jason Kawasaki, Ying Wang, and Daniel Rhodes

December 11, 2020 | 9:00am-11:00am

In this live webinar, researchers Jason Kawasaki, Ying Wang, and Daniel Rhodes discussed a variety of possibilities for enabling the future of quantum computing answering:

  • How can topological and magnetic materials be fabricated to integrate with common semiconductor substrates?
  • How can the unconventional properties of quantum materials be used to boost computational devices, data storage, and energy management?
  • How can processing control over quantum phenomena in novel 2D materials overcome the scalability, temperature, and fidelity challenges of quantum information science?

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Interested in this topic? View the recording HERE.

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