Founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848, UW–Madison is the official state university of Wisconsin, and the flagship campus of the University of Wisconsin System. It was the first public university established in Wisconsin and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. It became a land-grant institution in 1866. The 933-acre (378 ha) main campus includes four National Historic Landmarks. Madison has been labeled one of the “Public Ivies,” a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League.
UW–Madison is organized into 20 schools which enrolled 29,153 undergraduate, 8,710 graduate, and 2,570 professional students and granted 6,040 bachelor’s, 3,328 graduate and professional degrees in 2008. The University employs over 16,000 faculty, staff, and graduate students. Its comprehensive academic program offers 135 undergraduate majors, along with 151 master’s degree programs and 107 doctoral programs.
The UW is categorized as an RU/VH Research University (very high research activity) in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2010, it had research expenditures of more than 1 billion dollars. In 2008, the University’s R&D expenditures were ranked the third highest in the nation. Wisconsin is a founding member of the Association of American Universities.
University of Wisconsin-Madison research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Benign bacteria block mosquitoes from transmitting Zika, chikungunya viruses – July 2, 2016
- Finding Zika one paper disc at a time in 2 to 3 hours – May 7, 2016
- Experimental Drug Cancels Effect From Key Intellectual Disability Gene in Mice – April 28, 2016
- With simple process, engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor for flexible electronics – April 21, 2016
- Fish-eyed lens cuts through the dark – April 18, 2016
- World’s thinnest lens to revolutionise cameras – March 12, 2016
- Power walk: Footsteps could charge mobile electronics – February 14, 2016
- Nanosheet growth technique could revolutionize nanomaterial production – February 1, 2016
- A compassionate approach leads to more help and less punishment – December 20, 2015
- Wisconsin Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab – November 28, 2015
- UW–Madison engineers reveal record-setting flexible phototransistor – November 1, 2015
- Discovery of a highly efficient catalyst eases way to hydrogen economy – September 15, 2015
- Machine teaching holds the power to illuminate human learning – August 17, 2015
- Nanoscale light-emitting device can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size – July 16, 2015
- New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires – June 30, 2015
- UW-Madison startup offers antibiotic alternative to animal producers – June 2, 2015
- A new kind of wood chip: collaboration could lead to biodegradable computer chips – May 31, 2015
- Simple sample: Federal grant advances pain-free blood tests from UW startup – April 24, 2015
- Plowing prairies for grains: Biofuel crops replace grasslands nationwide – April 4, 2015
- Infamous study of humanity’s ‘dark side’ may actually show how to keep it at bay – January 12, 2014
- Scientists Get to the Heart of Fool’s Gold as a Solar Material – November 20, 2014
- See-through sensors open new window into the brain – October 21, 2014
- Yogic Breathing Shows Promise in Reducing Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – September 12, 2014
- Best-ever efficiency points to clean, green gas-diesel engine – July 16, 2014
- With graphene a narrow enough ribbon will transform a conductor into a semiconductor – July 6, 2014
- A discovery is made that could revolutionize the computer and telecommunications industry | topological insulators – May 4, 2014
- The key to easy asthma diagnosis is in the blood – April 16, 2014
- At Long Last: A Concrete That’s Nearly Maintenance-Free – April 10, 2014
- Renewable chemical ready for biofuels scale-up | biofuel
- Mouse studies reveal promising vitamin D-based treatment for MS
- Unprecedented genome editing control in flies promises insight into human development, disease
- New gene repair technique promises advances in regenerative medicine
- New catalyst could cut cost of making hydrogen fuel
- Brain Can Be Trained in Compassion, Study Shows
- Stem cell transplant restores memory, learning in mice
- New bird flu strain seen adapting to mammals, humans
- Major symposium on arsenic contamination in food and water supplies
- Low-cost, 3D printable prosthetic hand
- Printed Photonic Crystal Mirrors Shrink On-Chip Lasers Down to Size
- Scientists Produce Eye Structures from Human Blood-Derived Stem Cells
- Despite Safety Worries, Work on Deadly Flu to Be Released
- Metabolic ‘Breathalyzer’ Reveals Early Signs of Disease
- Flu research and public safety
- Flu research and biological warfare
- Microfabrication Breakthrough Could Set Piezoelectric Material Applications in Motion
- Early Warning Signals Of Change: ‘Tipping Points’ Identified Where Sudden Shifts To New Conditions Occur
- Generating hydrogen fuel from waste energy
- Gasoline-diesel ‘Cocktail’: A Potent Recipe For Cleaner, More Efficient Engines
The consumer marketplace is flooded with a lively assortment of smart wearable electronics that do everything from monitor vital signs, fitness or sun exposure to play music, charge other electronics or even purify the air around you — all wirelessly.
Now, a team of University of Wisconsin—Madison engineers has created the world’s fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits, an advance that could drive the Internet of Things and a much more connected, high-speed wireless world.
Led by Zhenqiang “Jack” Ma, the Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in electrical and computer engineering at UW–Madison, the researchers published details of these powerful, highly efficient integrated circuits today, May 27, 2016, in the journal Advanced Functional Materials.
The advance is a platform for manufacturers seeking to expand the capabilities and applications of wearable electronics — including those with biomedical applications — particularly as they strive to develop devices that take advantage of a new generation of wireless broadband technologies referred to as 5G.
With wavelength sizes between a millimeter and a meter, microwave radio frequencies are electromagnetic waves that use frequencies in the .3 gigahertz to 300 gigahertz range. That falls directly in the 5G range.