Using developments in power electronic devices and intelligent controls, scientists are creating new, compact hydraulic systems for applications in off-road vehicles commonly used in construction and agriculture. These new motors will improve efficiency and affordability, ultimately providing better options for society’s transportation needs.
Researchers are developing new materials to enable safer and cleaner nuclear energy production. By leveraging the latest technology in 3D printing and machine learning, scientists can rapidly create, identify and test new materials faster than ever before. And, this work holds promising advances for solar power and thermal storage capabilities.
New research allows scientists at UW-Madison to use recycled, affordable materials to convert footsteps to usable energy. This new technology replaces costly nonrenewable materials commonly used in existing energy harvesting technology, promising economic and environmental savings for future energy production and storage.
M-WERC provides a new framework for public-private partnerships that strives to connect faculty with industry partners for collaborative, innovative research in three areas: advanced manufacturing and material sciences, extreme power conversion, and systems intelligence. By engaging with groups across the midwest, M-WERC aims to foster industrial collaboration and quickly transition technology innovation into economic growth and job creation.
Xudong Wang, GIE Lead for Energy and Sustainability, leverages his wearable energy-harvesting technology for reversing hair loss. The small nanogenerators have a variety of exciting applications.September 13, 2019
We have electric cars, razors and now an electric bandage? Researchers at the University of Wisconsin have developed an electrode-dressed bandage to help the body heal itself. Electrical currents are created when the body moves. …September 12, 2019
Blackouts can trigger additional chaos—for example, in both New York and Madison, people were trapped in elevators for hours and traffic lights went dark across each city. That’s one reason Line Roald, GIE Fellow and Assistant …September 6, 2019
GIE Fellow, Sangkee Min was awarded a prestigious NSF CAREER grant for his work investigating properties of ceramics. Min’s research will help expand ceramic applications to new fields like biomedical, manufacturing, and even smartphones!August 7, 2019
Four promising young University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have been named winners of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, including GIE’s lead of energy and sustainability research efforts, Xudong Wang. Xudong’s groundbreaking work …July 18, 2019
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