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Renewable resource switchgrass for heating and production biofuel. Getty Images.

Sustainable biofuel: Design principles for bioengineered microbe catalysts

The US has been stuck on corn kernels for producing ethanol, rather than woody "cellulosic" material. Efficient microbes for converting cellulose to biofuel could change the game. |Medium Read

Defending Tom Brady

A Michigan ChE investigates the science behind deflated footballs.|Medium Read
A Kirigami lattice. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering

Kirigami can spin terahertz rays in real time to peer into biological tissue

The rays used by airport scanners might have a future in medical imaging.|Medium Read
Rane Curl

In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Rane Curl

Professor Curl, Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, died on May 12 2019.|Medium Read
Chemical Engineering NSF Fellows 2019

Seven ChE students named NSF Fellows

Congratulations to our most recent National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) recipients|Medium Read
Susan Montgomery

Susan Montgomery receives achievement award

She is cited for her dedication to mentoring students and improving the climate in the College.|Short Read
The wearable device measures roughly 2 x 2.75 x 1 inches, with the cancer-cell-capturing chip mounted on top. The catheter connecting to the patient runs through the hole in the top left corner. Illustration by Tae Hyun Kim, Nagrath Lab, University of Michigan.

Biopsy alternative: “Wearable” device captures cancer cells from blood

New device caught more than three times as many cancer cells as conventional blood draw samples.|Medium Read
William (Billy) Kelley and Joseph (Joey) Cicchese

Two doctoral students awarded graduate fellowships

Joseph Cicchese and William Kelley receive 2019 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship Awards |Short Read
Reggie Rogers

Reggie Rogers will be the keynote speaker at graduate recruiting breakfast

He will emphasize the importance of the students becoming well-rounded individuals as they try to balance school and their personal lives.|Medium Read
Mark Burns

Mark Burns is the 2019 Rexford E. Hall Innovation Excellence Award Winner

Honored for his pioneering research at Michigan|Short Read
Power plant on the water. Getty Images.

Global CO2 Initiative announces advisory board

A diverse group of leaders in technology, research, policy, and industry assemble to drive development of a critical climate solution.|Medium Read
Portrait of Sharon Glotzer

Sharon C. Glotzer elected to National Academy of Engineering

Glotzer joins Michigan Engineering dean, IOE professor as newest members of the nation’s most prestigious engineering association.|Medium Read