2017 Nov
November, 2017

New technique could slash energy use in making silicon

UW–Madison’s Song Jin, with UW researchers Yifan Dong,Tyler Slade, and other colleagues, have published a recipe
for a simpler electrical extraction of silicon that uses much less energy.

2017 Oct
October, 2017

UW student energy and sustainability prize winners: where are they now?

On the five-year anniversary of the Wisconsin Energy Institute’s (WEI) Wisconsin Energy and Sustainability Challenge (WESC) prizes, WEI reconnected with past winners to find out where their projects are now and to learn how the WESC experience shaped their undergraduate experience and early careers.

2017 Sep
September, 2017

Tim Donohue named interim director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute

Tim Donohue, director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and UW Foundation Chairman Fetzer-Bascom Professor in bacteriology, will serve as the new interim director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI).

Having served as director of GLBRC since its inception in 2007, Donohue brings a wealth of administrative expertise and knowledge about energy research both on and off campus to the position.