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Advanced manufacturing lab opens in Detroit

Center to drive lightweight manufacturing technology|Medium Read
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Electric field control of magnetism

The Van Vlack Lecture Series was established in honor of L. H. Van Vlack, to provide a distinguished lecture series from the outstanding leaders in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.|Short Read
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2017 Van Vlack Lecture featuring Cal University Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh

In the 2017 Van Vlack Lecture, Ramamoorthy Ramesh will use Energy as a “Clear and Present” example of where we, as scientists, engineers, young and not-so-young, need to rise up and meet the challenges that we are faced with.|Short Read
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Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

A new process can print multiple medications onto a single dissolvable strip, microneedle patch or other surface.|Medium Read

Bionic heart tissue: U-Michigan part of $20M center

Scar tissue left over from heart attacks creates dead zones that don’t beat. Bioengineered patches could fix that.|Medium Read
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U-M researchers are collaborating to create a new class of antibiotics known as nanobiotics.

Nicholas Kotov and J. Scott VanEpps are collaborating to create a new class of antibiotics known as nanobiotics.|Short Read

Heat-conducting plastic could lead to lighter electronics, cars

Unfurling the long chains of molecules in plastics could help them dissipate heat more easily.|Medium Read
Metal rods that are part of the molecular epitaxy beam apparatus at Michigan Engineering. Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

More efficient LED lighting and invisibility cloaking are two possible applications for a new process that adds metallic nanoparticles to semiconductors.|Medium Read
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Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing endowed

This lecture will feature topics about or concerning materials processing, and the endowment fund will cover expenses related to the lecture.|Short Read
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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