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May 06, 2016

Twelve promising young members of the UW–Madison faculty, have been honored with Romnes Faculty Fellowships.

Romnes awards recognize exceptional faculty members who have earned tenure within the last six years. Selected by a Graduate School committee, winners receive an unrestricted $50,000 award for research, supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).

May 06, 2016

NovoMoto, an award-winning startup, has plans to provide remote-controlled energy kiosks and microgrids in the Congo of Africa, supplying electricity that’s 40 to 60 percent lower than the cost of kerosene.

The student-led startup from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, recently won three awards and $90,000 during the Clean Energy Trust Challenge.

May 04, 2016

Aaron Olson left the Democratic Republic of the Congo when he was just two years old.

Upon returning to visit his family for the first time last January, Olson noticed a permeating lack of reliable access to electricity in his community.

May 03, 2016

Using a chemical crowbar – actually, a solvent – made from the very organic matter it deconstructs, a University of Wisconsin—Madison spinoff business is advancing an audacious effort to convert biomass into three profitable streams of industrial chemicals.

Adrian Couet

May 02, 2016

For Adrien Couet, one of the most important long-term questions in nuclear engineering is how we can design materials for nuclear reactors and power plants that will be able to withstand the demanding pressures of an aggressive environment.


April 26, 2016

Silatronix, a University of Wisconsin—Madison startup that has invented a safer electrolyte for the lithium-ion batteries used in phones, laptops and tablets, says its formulation has survived several years of evaluation and is now moving into pilot production at a major Japanese battery manufacturer.

Flexible Transistors

April 20, 2016

Working in collaboration with colleagues around the country, University of Wisconsin—Madison engineers have pioneered a unique method that could allow manufacturers to easily and cheaply fabricate high-performance transistors with wireless capabilities on huge rolls of flexible plastic.

April 19, 2016

Two UW-Madison Ph.D. students in engineering mechanics and astronautics think they’ve come up with a great idea to bring electricity to the homes of people in Africa. And judges at a nationwide competition apparently agree.

April 19, 2016

Fourteen highly innovative research projects have been chosen for the first round of funding by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education for the UW2020: WARF Discovery Initiative.

April 18, 2016

Less than a week after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill lifting Wisconsin’s decades long moratorium on new nuclear power plants, a group of the nation’s top nuclear fuel scientists descended on UW-Madison to discuss advanced technologies that they hope will contribute to a clean energy future.