December 02, 2016
The second most-produced organic chemical in the world, propene is a key component of plastics found in consumer goods such as electronics, clothing and food packaging. For years, oil refineries have produced an abundance of the compound through the “steam cracking” process that converts oil-derived naptha into useful components. In the last decade, however, many U.S.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.