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Nanofiber carpet could mimic gecko feet, polar bear fur

A new technique that mimics biological nanofiber arrays can grow chain-like molecules into 3D nanostructures. |Medium Read
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How Mcubed is helping derisk research investments

Mark Burns, Executive Director of MCubed and Research Innovation, talks about the six-year-old program's successes and new funding options.|Medium Read
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In Memoriam: Professor Emeritus Walter J. Weber, Jr. (1934-2018)

Weber passed away on October 18, 2018. During his tenure at the University of Michigan, he taught in both the Civil and Environmental Engineering and Chemical Engineering departments.|Medium Read
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Glotzer, Larson receive prestigious American Physical Society prizes

Glotzer received the Aneesur Rahman Prize for outstanding achievement in computational physics research, and Larson received the Polymer Physics Prize for outstanding achievement in polymer science.|Short Read
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Fei Wen named to 2018 Class of Influential Researchers

ACS Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research recognizes Wen’s research on developing biotechnologies for manufacturing and engineering protein therapeutics|Short Read
Jeremy Minty (ChE B.S.E. '07, PhD '13), president of Ecovia Renewables, holds up a sample of the company's AzuraGel product after a demonstration of it absorbing water at Ecovia's lab in Ann Arbor, MI on August 16, 2018. Ecovia is a startup company led by Minty that spun out of the lab of Xiaoxia (Nina) Lin, associate professor of chemical engineering. The company is focused on developing a biopolymer for applications in the cosmetics and agriculture industries, one of which is making a superabsorbent biodegradable polymer for use in compostable diapers. Photo: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

Compostable diapers are the aim of new sustainability startup

Safe and eco-friendly ingredients for personal care have attracted more than $1.5 million in venture capital.|Medium Read
Rishi Narayan

Rishi Narayan, co-founder of Underground Printing (UGP)

He and a friend were looking for entrepreneurial projects when they first arrived at Michigan and started the business when they were sophomores.|Medium Read
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Rich Lesser returns to Michigan to accept alumni award

Rich Lesser (BSE 1983), CEO of Boston Consulting Group, tells students that an engineering degree is great preparation for anyone who is considering a career in business.|Medium Read
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Michigan Chemical Engineering undergraduate program re-enters top 10 in U.S. News rankings

Chemical Engineering is ranked 7 in the U.S. News’s 2019 chemical engineering undergraduate program rankings.|Short Read
Student uses a device to measure bacterial levels in urine samples

Blue Sky: Up to $10M toward research so bold, some of it just might fail

Inspired by startup funding models, Michigan Engineering reinvents its internal R&D grant structure. |Medium Read
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STEM education: A taste of research for K-12 teachers

The REACT workshop pairs U-M researchers with K-12 science educators to introduce primary school teachers to new laboratory science and classroom-friendly activities.|Medium Read
Michael J. Solomon

Choosing a hard question in soft matter

Mike Solomon is an AAAS fellow for his contributions in colloids and is the new dean of Rackham Graduate School.|Medium Read