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Computer model of purple tetrahedra beginning crystallization.

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
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

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
Portrait of David Tarver

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
Scientist pours base to construct kevlar battery membrane

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
blue and red dots for wavy lines that are sandwiched together.

“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
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Student workshop approaches research with the market in mind

A one-day crash course in tech entrepreneurship teaches students and post-docs how to evaluate the market potential of new technologies.|Medium Read
The device captures cancer cells from a blood sample.

Blood biopsy: Releasing cancer cells for better analysis

A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment. |Medium Read

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields|Medium Read
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Silica from rice hull ash

Useless waste from rice into high-purity silica compounds|Short Read
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Betz fund supports MSE faculty

Proceeds from this endowment gift will support assistant or recently tenured associate faculty members in the Materials Science and Engineering department. |Short Read