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John J. McKetta, Jr.

John J. McKetta, Jr. (1915-2019)

Dr. John J. McKetta, Jr., alumnus, friend to students, and energy advisor to five presidents, passed away on January 15, 2019, at age 103.|Medium Read
The 3D printed block M model made by Scott and Burns team. Photo: Evan Dougherty

3D printing 100 times faster with light

The new method also results in a stronger print than typical layered models. |Short Read
Ahmet Emre works in a lab

Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’

The new prototype cells can run for more than 100 cycles at 90 percent capacity and withstand hard impacts and even stabbing.|Medium Read
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Two awards grant more than 1.5 million hours on two of the world’s fastest supercomputers

Sharon Glotzer’s research group receives INCITE, Early Science awards for crystallization studies|Short Read
A transparent aerogel could reduce the energy loss in absorbers for solar thermal power plants by 67 percent. Credit: Lenert Lab, Michigan Engineering

$1.6M for solar cell windows and high-temperature solar power

New sustainability research garners support from Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office. |Medium Read
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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
Mark Burns

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