Materials Science and Engineering

featured Materials Science and Engineering stories

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

Campus of the future: It’s about connections, not tech

Op-ed from Michigan Daily by contributor and MSE professor Joanna Millunchick.|Medium Read
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Turning waste heat into emissions-free electricity

Energy-intensive industries have been waiting for a low-cost, low-toxicity thermoelectric generation material. It’s here.|Medium Read

Materials at Michigan Symposium

Materials at Michigan is a special bicentennial year symposium to celebrate the impact of advanced materials research on society.|Short Read
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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