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.
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.
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.
April 15, 2016
Next-generation advanced nuclear reactors promise to compete economically with natural gas. These advanced reactor technologies are safer and more efficient than the conventional light water reactors operating today.
However, for advanced nuclear reactors to make an impact on cutting carbon emissions fast enough to stem climate change, the advanced nuclear sector and government need to work together to develop and deploy the next generation of reactors at a more rapid pace, according to University of Wisconsin-Madison Engineering Physics Assistant Professor Raluca Scarlat.
April 14, 2016
On Tuesday, NovoMoto – an innovative start-up co-founded by two University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students in engineering – won $90,000 in the Clean Energy Trust Challenge, a start-up contest billed as the “largest single-day clean energy pitch competition in the nation.”
April 13, 2016
MADISON, Wis. – Smarter biofuel production, an algorithm to make life easier for novice programmers and a technique for imaging aging brains have won Discovery Challenge Awards from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF).
April 01, 2016
Madison – Today Governor Scott Walker signed into law Wisconsin Assembly Bill 384, removing regulations preventing construction of nuclear power plants in Wisconsin.