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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
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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
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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