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.
“How do you convince people there’s a big idea?” According to Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering, questions like these are fundamental to …August 28, 2020
When surgeons replace part of a blood vessel — something they do in 450,000 patients per year in the United States to treat blood clots, coronary disease, stroke damage and more — the grafted vessel …July 28, 2020
In the not-too-distant future, flexible electronics will open the door to new products like foldable phones, tablets that can be rolled, paper-thin displays and wearable sensors that monitor health data. Developing these new bendy products, …July 3, 2020
As energy demands continue to grow, clean and sustainable energy sources become forefront in global efforts to reach ‘net zero’ carbon emissions by 2050 . While these standards may seem lofty, researchers across disciplines at …June 24, 2020
The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize the university’s finest educators. This year, thirteen faculty members were chosen to receive this honor. Among those is Grainger Institute for Engineering Faculty Scholar, Andrea Hicks. Andrea is an Assistant …January 24, 2020
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