July 29, 2015
A new faculty member at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Marianne Fairbanks is bringing decades of experience with dyes, fibers and design to the development of a technology she’s been dreaming of for years: the solar textile.
February 25, 2015
The government is spending far too little money on energy research, putting at risk the long-term goals of reducing carbon emissions and alleviating energy poverty, some of the country’s top business leaders found in a new report.
February 24, 2015
Nurturing a research culture in which science converges with economic, social and policy concerns has been a deliberate project for the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI), a transdisciplinary research hub.
February 20, 2015
In the heart of Wisconsin, a project is underway to produce energy from a resource in little danger of running low: cow manure, also known as "brown gold."
February 19, 2015
Johnson Controls began when founder Warren Johnson invented the thermostat in 1885, and today the Milwaukee-based controls company is working toward another major innovation in heating and cooling in collaboration with UW-Madison chemical engineers. A research group led by Jim Rawlings, the Paul A. Elfers professor and W.
February 18, 2015
The Energy Department today announced the twelve collegiate teams that have been selected to participate in the Department's second Collegiate Wind Competition.
February 16, 2015
University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientists and engineers are working with industry partners and the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a highly detailed monitoring system for geothermal wells.
February 13, 2015
To fully realize the potential of harnessing energy from the heat within the earth will require a far more detailed understanding of what’s going on down there than scientists currently have.
February 09, 2015
Generating enthusiasm for a new kind of technology is key to its long-term success. Rebecca Larson’s research team has already accomplished that goal in Uganda, where students at Lweeza’s Primary School have been known to yell “Biogas! Biogas!” after learning about anaerobic digester (AD) systems.
February 05, 2015
On February 5, 2015, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced it has named two University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering professors to its 2015 class of new members.