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Donald L. Katz Lectureship in Chemical Engineering

Michael F. Doherty, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Department Chair at the University of California Santa Barbara, was our lecturer this year for the 43rd Annual Donald L. Katz Lectureship in Chemical Engineering.|Short Read

A material that most liquids won’t wet

A nanoscale coating that’s at least 95 percent air repels the broadest range of liquids of any material in its class, causing them to bounce off the treated surface, according to the University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed it.|Medium Read
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Larson wins college’s Attwood award

Ronald Larson was selected to receive the Stephen S. Attwood Award this year.|Short Read
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2012 iGem Competition: ChE Team members

iGEM is the premiere undergraduate synthetic biology competition.|Short Read
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Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns more algae into oil

Michigan Engineering researchers can “pressure-cook” algae for as little as a minute and transform an unprecedented 65 percent of the green slime into biocrude.|Medium Read
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Nano-origami project uses art to advance engineering

With an origami-like approach, manufacturers could potentially use existing machinery to make high-tech paper that can then be folded into the desired device.|Medium Read
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Could flowing liquid batteries be key to a renewable grid?

So-called flow batteries could be the answer to storing solar, wind, and other renewable energy on the scale that power companies need, but it will take engineers and scientists to get them to that level. |Short Read
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New plastic is strong as steel; transparent, light

By mimicking a brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and transparent.|Short Read