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.
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
When it comes to producing metal parts with very complex geometries, additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing) beats conventional manufacturing methodshands down. And additive manufacturing offers the potential to create metallic parts with desirable …November 26, 2019
Atmospheric CO2 has reached its highest point in three million years and doesn’t look to be slowing down. This is a major cause of concern and the public is desperate for resolutions. Engineers like Bu …October 25, 2019
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
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