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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
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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
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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

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