Materials Science and Engineering

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A solar array on U-M’s North Campus

The material that could power tomorrow’s solar cells

‘We estimate that a finished solar cell could be about ten times cheaper than an equivalent gallium arsenide cell.’ |Medium Read
A car drives through potholes in the road

Bendable concrete, with a design inspired by seashells, can make US infrastructure safer and more durable

Bendable concrete makes infrastructure safer, extends its service life and reduces maintenance costs and resource use.|Short Read
Student pours liquids over plastic slides

“Everything-repellent” coating could kid-proof phones, homes

Clear surface repels all liquids|Short Read
A 3D grid

Microscale 3D printing for medicine

New “jet writing” technique can make detailed 3D structures with clinically relevant materials for future implants and cancer studies.|Medium Read
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John Mansfield Scholarship endowed

The John Mansfield Scholarship will provide need-based support to undergraduate students in the College of Engineering who are first generation in their family to attend college.|Short Read
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Nathaniel L. Field Materials Science and Engineering Scholarship Fund for Metals Research established

This endowed scholarship fund will provide need-based support to undergraduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering whose academic focus surrounds metals research.|Short Read

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles. |Medium Read

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

Buildings, clothing could generate power.|Medium Read

Outlaw alloys

Metals that court chaos could be the future of computing.|Short Read

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Device generates over 100 volts from saltwater.|Short Read

New biodegradable hydrogel offers eco-friendly alternative to synthetics

A water-absorbing hydrogel made from bacteria provides a safer soil solution.|Medium Read

Fighting cancer with cancer: 3D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

U-M researchers have devised a process that can grow hundreds of cultured cancer cell masses, called spheroids, from just a few tumor cells derived from a patient.|Medium Read