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Abhishek Dhyani works in the lab

Ice-proofing big structures with a “beautiful demonstration of mechanics”

'You're missing a trick,' mechanical engineer tells materials scientist.|Medium Read
Power plant on the water. Getty Images.

Global CO2 Initiative announces advisory board

A diverse group of leaders in technology, research, policy, and industry assemble to drive development of a critical climate solution.|Medium Read
This image from Tomviz 1.0 depicts a hyperbranched particle with complex nanostructure.

An upgrade for open-source, 3-D nanoscale imaging software

Tomviz 1.5 dramatically reduces the time it takes to create a 3-D visualization.|Short Read
Materials science and engineering professor and department chair Amit Misra. Photo: Joseph Xu

Amit Misra named AAAS fellow

Misra honored following research that has the potential to improve materials used in nuclear power reactors, automotive, aerospace and other structural applications.|Short Read
A transparent aerogel could reduce the energy loss in absorbers for solar thermal power plants by 67 percent. Credit: Lenert Lab, Michigan Engineering

$1.6M for solar cell windows and high-temperature solar power

New sustainability research garners support from Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office. |Medium Read
Blue batteries stacked on top of each other for storage

U-M faculty to pursue battery breakthroughs as part of nationwide initiative

Two Michigan Engineering professors are involved in ambitious research to develop next-generation batteries. |Short Read
Teachers participating in the hands-on activity

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
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