Materials Science and Engineering

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Neil A. Weissman Fund for Materials Science and Engineering established

The Neil A. Weissman Fund for Materials Science and Engineering will support programs or purchase equipment for undergraduate student laboratory research.|Short Read

Joanna Millunchick named associate dean for undergrad education

Millunchick aims to create a more vibrant, engaging and inclusive community of scholars.|Short Read

‘Magic’ alloy could spur the next generation of solar cells

A new alloy could reduce the cost of high-efficiency solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics."|Medium Read
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Aeriel Murphy: Loving research since high school

PhD candidate Aeriel Murphy is a seasoned researcher; she got her start competing in science fair competitions across the United States in high school and hasn't looked back since.|Short Read
This image from Tomviz 1.0 depicts a hyperbranched particle with complex nanostructure.

Open-source software unlocks 3-D view of nanomaterials

A new open-source software platform enables researchers to easily create 3-D images from electron tomography data, then share and manipulate those images in a single platform.|Medium Read
Two droplets of water repelled by an ultra-durable water-repellent coating. The droplet on the left is sitting on a surface that has been abraded by a machine.

A self-healing, water-repellant coating that’s ultra durable

This coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts and could enable waterproofing of vehicles, clothing, rooftops and countless other surfaces. |Medium Read
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Geeta Mehta named Dow Corning Assistant Professor

Mehta will hold the position in the Materials Science & Engineering department for a three-year term, until December 31, 2019.|Short Read
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Aeriel Murphy inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The Materials Science & Engineering doctoral candidate is in Professor John Allison’s group.|Short Read
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Coating method could improve temporary implants that dissolve in the body

Very even, pure coatings that promote healing may now be possible for biodegradable sutures and bone screws.|Medium Read
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Frederick N. Rhines Fellowship Fund established

Dr. Walden C. (BSE Met.E. ’68) and Paula H. Rhines have provided a gift of endowment to establish the Frederick N. Rhines Fellowship Fund. This gift will support graduate students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.|Short Read