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Exoskeletons compete to boost strength of rescue workers

Five college teams test robotic suits that could enhance humans’ abilities.|Medium Read
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Ellen Arruda named next ME chair

Ellen Arruda has been named the new chair of the department of Mechanical Engineering, effective September 1, 2018. Arruda, who joined U-M’s ME faculty in 1992, will be the eighteenth chair of the department.|Medium Read
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Even one automated, connected car improves safety, energy use in traffic

In a chain-reaction braking event, an automated vehicle with connected cruise control can slow down more efficiently. |Medium Read

Volker Sick receives president’s international education award

Sick is the recipient of U-M's President's Award for Distinguished Service in International Education, established in 2017 to recognize and celebrate the extraordinary efforts of U-M faculty and staff who keep the university on the leading edge of international education for our students.|Medium Read

Innovation on the mat

ME professor Ellen Arruda partnered with engineering technician Andrea Poli to create a custom heel cup for gymnast Emma McLean|Medium Read
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‘Nightmare bacteria:’ Michigan Engineers discuss how to combat antibiotic resistance

Drug-resistant bugs are on the rise and new approaches are needed.|Medium Read
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The rapidly expanding world of atomically thin layered materials

A Q&A with UM’s Wei Lu on ATMLs and research aimed at finding the best ways to make them.|Short Read
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No sponge left behind: tags for surgical equipment

A simple, easy-to-implement technology could prevent the debilitating injuries that can occur when organs are damaged by surgical tools left in the body.|Medium Read
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New gift will support two existing funds at the College of Engineering

The gift will supplement the Michael E. Korybalski Endowment Fund and the Student Ghana Initiative-Sienko Fund.|Short Read
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Reconstructive surgery tech

Born in an engineering class, now the ‘arterial everter’ has been licensed to Baxter.|Medium Read
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Origami sonic barrier could reduce traffic noise

The ancient paper folding art was combined with wave propagation physics to create a new traffic noise barrier.|Medium Read
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America is outsourcing innovation, and we need to bring it back

This relatively small investment could radically boost our return-on-investment on tax-payer funded research.|Medium Read