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

Honored for his pioneering research at Michigan|Short Read
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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
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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
Fei Wen

Fei Wen wins 2019 David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award

Young investigator in the field of personalized immunotherapy and biocatalysis is recognized for her achievements and innovation.|Short Read
Two stacked rings made from pairs of oppositely “supercharged” green fluorescent proteins (GFPs). Colors correspond to the actual fluorescence wavelength of the GFP molecules; the ribbons are derived from the structural model validated by observing cryogenically frozen proteins with an electron microscope. Image: Jens Glaser, Glotzer Group, Michigan Engineering, and Yi Zhou, UT Austin Department of Molecular Biosciences (background).

Toward protein nanomachines: just add charge

Added electrical charges can harness a protein’s shape and chemical properties to build interesting structures.|Medium Read
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
Gecko foot seen from underneath

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