A win-wind proposition

The same high wind gusts that produce power can crack wind turbines’ giant blades. Ryo Amano has found a way to get the blades to heal themselves.

Exercise and the telltale heart

Graduate student David Cornell is looking for ways to prevent deaths from sudden heart attacks after intense activity. His work could help professional athletes, firefighters and others.

Stoking an Industrial Revolution

UWM’s new Connected Systems Institute is partnering with Fortune 500 companies to prepare for the next industrial revolution. Their work and training will transform how business is done.

Energy help from giant kelp

Researcher Filipe Alberto is searching for the genetic traits in earth’s fastest-growing organism to find strains that are best-suited for mass production of biofuel.

When origami meets chemistry

Jian Chen’s research team took a page from origami and applied it to shape-memory materials, meaning things like plastic can be programmed to have one shape for a specific purpose, then reprogrammed to another if necessary.