| Sam Million-Weaver

A new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.

Electricity Systems, Materials

| Jill Sakai
Insights into a microbial metabolic network set the stage for designing microbiomes to synthesize desired bioproducts.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $98 million in funding for 40 new projects as part of OPEN 2018, the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPAE) latest open funding opportunity.

Electricity Systems

| Chris Barncard

MADISON — An unprecedented comparison of hundreds of species of yeasts has helped geneticists brew up an expansive picture of their evolution over the last hundreds of millions of years, including an analysis of the way they evolved individual appetites for particular food sources that may be a b

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Plant Genetics & Breeding

| Jill Sakai

A compound that has scientists seeing red may hold the key to engineering yeasts that produce better biofuels.

Transportation & Fuels, Biofuels & Bioproducts, Conversion

| Mark E. Griffin

Fuel cells have long been viewed as a promising power source. These devices, invented in the 1830s, generate electricity directly from chemicals, such as hydrogen and oxygen, and produce only water vapor as emissions. But most fuel cells are too expensive, inefficient – or both.

Transportation & Fuels, Electricity Distribution, Materials, Storage


Biochemistry assistant professor Srivatsan “Vatsan” Raman has received a Director's New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The $2.2 million-grants fund high-risk, high-reward research performed by early stage investigators.

Plant Genetics & Breeding