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June 15, 2015

“How air quality and energy affect each other is the single biggest story no one is hearing about,” says Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin­–Madison professor of environmental studies and chair of this year’s Energy Summit, which will take place on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.

June 09, 2015

Raluca Scarlat's research is motivated by a big goal: to develop an advanced nuclear reactor that's economically competitive with natural gas power plants in the relatively near future.

June 04, 2015

We don’t think about it when we turn on the faucet for a cold drink of water, but it takes quite a bit of energy to fill that glass. How much energy is a question that University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students Andrew Behm, Andy Lick, and Annie Lord spent this past spring pursuing.

HIttinger and Suen

May 29, 2015

Genetics assistant professor Chris Hittinger and bacteriology assistant professor Garret Suen have been selected to receive Alfred Toepfer Faculty Fellow Awards.

May 26, 2015

Energy researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are excited about the upcoming installation of three high-performance motor dynamometers in the high-bay lab of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) and in UW’s Engineering Hall. Dynamometers, or “dynos”, are devices used to measure the torque, speed, and power produced by rotating electric machines.

biodegradable chips

May 26, 2015

Portable electronics — typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials — are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget.

May 21, 2015

A Ford F-150 pickup truck doesn’t exactly scream “tree hugger.” Yet researchers at UW-Madison’s Wisconsin Energy Institute have turned one into a billboard for sustainable and renewable energy.

May 19, 2015

On the same site in Milwaukee where the A. O. Smith Corporation once built airplane and auto parts for the military during both world wars, University of Wisconsin–Madison energy researchers are using state-of-the-art microgrid technology to help revitalize Milwaukee’s industry.

Evan Petkov

May 15, 2015

Evan Petkov sits at a metal table in front of the Wisconsin Energy Institute, completely relaxed. He’s graduating in a week, but the environmental sciences and economics major is remembering a trip he recently took to Southeast Asia. Riding a motorcycle across Vietnam and Laos with a friend, Petkov made note of the complex challenges facing developing countries.

Chris Todd Hittinger

April 22, 2015

At a research university, faculty are expected to actively engage in producing and publishing research results. And most faculty are expected to raise the money needed to support their work by writing proposals to federal agencies, foundations and private industry.