Game-changing computational approach takes the guesswork out of materials design

Synthesizing and characterizing new compounds with interesting properties costs a lot of money and takes a lot of time. By simulating substances inside powerful computers, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers are accelerating the process of making new materials, some of which might be very useful for advanced communication devices. Check out my article about this innovative... Continue Reading →

What do mechanical engineers do in Wisconsin

One of my gigs here in wonderful Wisconsin is as a science writing intern/mad scientist for the College of Engineering at UW-Madison. The mechanical engineering department just hired four fantastically interesting new faculty members, and I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing each one. It turns out that Mechanical engineers do LOTS of different things: from 3D... Continue Reading →

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