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Katherine Skinner joins NAME department as Assistant Professor

Katherine Skinner has accepted the offer of Assistant Professor and will join the faculty in September of 2021. | Short Read
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Katherine Skinner received a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with a Certificate in Applications of Computing from Princeton University in 2014, an M.S. in Robotics from the University of Michigan in 2016, and a PhD in Robotics from the University of Michigan in 2019. She has held appointments at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Australian Centre for Field Robotics and is a recipient of the NSF EAPSI Fellowship.

Her research interests span robotics, machine learning, and computer vision, with a focus on enabling autonomy in dynamic, unstructured, or remote environments.

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Jay Guo holds a sheet of flexible transparent conductor on the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering North Campus. The material sandwiches a thin layer of silver between two “dielectric” materials, aluminum oxide and zinc oxide, producing a conductive anti-reflection coating on the sheet of plastic.

Making plastic more transparent while also adding electrical conductivity

Michigan Engineers change the game by making a conductive coating that’s also anti-reflective. | Medium Read