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July 01, 2016

Professor Shannon Stahl will receive the 2016 Mitsui Chemicals Catalysis Science Award at the November meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. established the award in 2004 in order to contribute to the sustainable development of chemistry and the chemical industry.

Stahl electrochemistry

June 27, 2016

In research that could one day allow fuel cells to be fueled by biomass rather than hydrogen gas, a University of Wisconsin—Madison lab has found a pair of catalysts that oxidize alcohols with significantly better energy efficiency. Alcohols are a broad group of organic chemi

Light and Matter

June 21, 2016

UW-Madison engineers helped reveal the answer to a quantum-mechanical mystery based on measurements of the behavior of electrons on unprecedentedly small time-scales.

microbiome bacteria

June 14, 2016

Since the 17th century, when Antonie van  Leeuwenhoek first observed microorganisms through the lens of a rudimentary microscope, humans have slowly come to appreciate that ours is a germy world.

Xylome

June 03, 2016

If you drive — or even if you don't — fuel prices are probably on your mind.

But paying more at the pump isn't the only thing people are concerned about; they're also increasingly aware that relying on gasoline is terrible for the planet.

Vatsan Raman

June 02, 2016

Vatsan Raman, a CALS assistant professor of biochemistry, is one of two University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists selected to receive a 2016 Shaw Scientist Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. 

National Wind Competition

May 28, 2016

What if the power of the wind could help villagers in rural India stay in touch via cellphone?

That was the goal of a wind turbine designed by a team of UW-Madison students and presented this week in a national contest sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Fifteen students created a turbine prototype with blades in a double-helix shape, like DNA.

Stretchy Circuit

May 27, 2016

The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics or even purify the air around you — all wirelessly.

Johnson Controls

May 26, 2016

Research to Enhance the Performance of Battery Energy Storage Systems for Start-Stop Vehicles

May 24, 2016

With the aim of helping make electricity more available in rural parts of India, a team of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has designed a wind turbine that could provide power to cellular phone towers.

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