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3D render of molecular structures

Nanoparticle-based, bio-inspired catalyst could help make more efficient reactions affordable

Chemical processes usually give us both mirror image versions of a molecule when we want only one.|Medium Read
Fibronectin network with cells.

Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

While previous structures guessed at the environment that cells would want, the new design lets the cells build to their own specifications.|Medium Read
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ChE Alumni Merit Award Winner: Stephen P. Hart

Steve Hart, former Global Vice President of Supply, Trading and Transportation at ExxonMobil, is the recipient Michigan Chemical Engineering’s 2019 Alumni Merit Award.|Medium Read
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New ChE Faculty

The Department of Chemical Engineering welcomed two new faculty members this fall, Maciek Antoniewicz and Jovan Kamcev|Medium Read
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