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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
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A crystal ball for crystal formation

Studying the role of shape in self-assembly came up accidentally as Sharon Glotzer and her colleagues were studying the properties of semiconducting nanoparticles their U-M colleagues produced.|Medium Read
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Toward safer, long-life nuclear reactors

Metal alloy design could raise radiation resistance by 100 times.|Medium Read
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Ferrari fund supports MSE grad students

The Estate of Harry M. Ferrari (MSE '55, PhD '58) provided a gift for endowment to establish the Harry Ferrari Student Fellowship Fund. This fund will provide support to graduate students in the department of Materials Science and Engineering.|Short Read

New rules for quasicrystals discovered

This achievement will allow for a better understanding of the rules that govern the formation of quasicrystals and provide a toolset for researchers seeking new ones with different components and rotational symmetries.|Medium Read
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MI business is his business

Alumnus David Tarver founded the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative (UEI) Inc., in 2014. UEI helps aspiring entrepreneurs tackle urban problems with innovative, sustainable and profitable business solutions.|Short Read
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U-M battery startup enters $1.5M joint venture

In an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries for technologies like electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops, a Michigan Engineering startup has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major players in the industry.|Medium Read
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“Atomic sandwiches” could make computers 100X greener

Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today’s electronics require.|Medium Read