Chemical Engineering

featured Chemical Engineering stories
James Wilkes

Jim Wilkes’ 5th edition published

This fall, Prentice Hall published "Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers: Microfluidics, CFD, and COMSOL Multiphysics 5," 5th Edition.|Short Read

Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

In spite of being 80 percent water, cartilage is tough stuff. Now, a synthetic material can pack even more H2O without compromising on strength.|Medium Read
gin tasting winners

Cookies, coffee, chocolate and … gin?

Chemical engineering students are getting a chance to apply their chemical engineering fundamentals to many food and drink related projects|Short Read

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

White blood cells get busy taking out the trash - it could be a lifesaver when the immune system goes haywire.|Short Read
U-M president at podium

Rapid research funding experiment triples its money

‘MCubed’ will continue for another three-year cycle.|Medium Read
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The Biointerfaces Institute at Michigan

The Biointerfaces Institute brings together researchers from dentistry, pharmacy, engineering and medical schools.|Short Read
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Learning from leaves

Heather Mayes is harnessing autumn’s hidden processes to improve renewable energy and even healthcare.|Short Read
Portrait of Sharon Glotzer

Making the rules

A profile on Sharon Glotzer, the new Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering.|Medium Read

Q&A with Sharon Glotzer

The new chemical engineering chair lays out her vision for expanding the curriculum into the high-demand areas of data science and science & technology policy.|Medium Read
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Teaming up to tackle melanoma recurrence with microfluidics

Graduate student Heather Fairbairn and Associate Professor Sunitha Nagrath are developing a microfluidic technology that could revolutionize melanoma care and treatment. |Short Read
Mark A. Burns

Mark Burns appointed to new research positions

He has been named the Executive Director of MCubed and Research Innovation.|Short Read

“Labyrinth” chip could help monitor aggressive cancer stem cells

A breast cancer clinical trial relies on a hydrodynamic maze to capture cancer stem cells from patient blood.|Short Read