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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

Kurt FeiglTo 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.

WEI Seed Grant Project Exports Benefits of Biogas

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.

Tom Jahns

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.

January 29, 2015

In 2013, with 160 patents, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) was near the pinnacle of the university patent heap.

Mark Anderson Silo

January 28, 2015

In spring of 2015, a Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) seed grant will help kick off an exciting new construction project at the Tantalus Lab in Stoughton, Wis., an off-campus research site owned by the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Christos Maravelias

January 23, 2015

Like any process, converting the sun’s energy into liquid fuels requires a sophisticated, interrelated series of choices. But what makes a “solar refinery” so tricky to map out is that, as one decides how to spark a solar-powered reaction that turns carbon dioxide and water into hydrocarbon fuels, so many steps could potentially involve newly developed and experimental technologies.

Mike Arnold. Photo by David Nevala

January 14, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life — and the ability to flex and stretch.