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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
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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
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Rich Lesser returns to Michigan to accept alumni award

Rich Lesser (BSE 1983), CEO of Boston Consulting Group, tells students that an engineering degree is great preparation for anyone who is considering a career in business.|Medium Read
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Michigan Chemical Engineering undergraduate program re-enters top 10 in U.S. News rankings

Chemical Engineering is ranked 7 in the U.S. News’s 2019 chemical engineering undergraduate program rankings.|Short Read
Student uses a device to measure bacterial levels in urine samples

Blue Sky: Up to $10M toward research so bold, some of it just might fail

Inspired by startup funding models, Michigan Engineering reinvents its internal R&D grant structure. |Medium Read
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STEM education: A taste of research for K-12 teachers

The REACT workshop pairs U-M researchers with K-12 science educators to introduce primary school teachers to new laboratory science and classroom-friendly activities.|Medium Read
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Choosing a hard question in soft matter

Mike Solomon is an AAAS fellow for his contributions in colloids and is the new dean of Rackham Graduate School.|Medium Read
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Revealing the demise of native American dogs

Chemical engineers provided the tools to capture ancient DNA|Medium Read
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Michael J. Solomon named dean of Rackham

After having served as interim dean, Solomon will begin his five-year, full-time appointment on July 1.|Medium Read

ChE GradExpo 2019: Explore Graduate Studies in Chemical Engineering

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New fund would provide support for College and ChemE department

Alumnus Anthony C. Lembke recently documented his intention to provide a new gift to benefit the College and the Department of Chemical Engineering|Short Read
A microscopic image of a human tumor xenograft that glows red and blue from fluorescent dyes.

Findings in mice show pill for breast cancer diagnosis may outperform mammograms

A new kind of imaging could distinguish aggressive tumors from benign, preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatments.|Medium Read