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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
Yoonseob Kim, ChE PhD Student, showcases the material used to make a flexible film that induces circular polarization of light.

Flexible film may lead to phone-sized cancer detector

A thin, stretchable film that can coil light waves like a Slinky could usher in more precise, less expensive monitoring for cancer survivors, helping them get better treatment with less disruption to their everyday lives.|Medium Read
Packets of silica gel dessicant.

Carbon-neutral process turns rice waste into silica compounds

Two U-M researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires.|Medium Read

Heat radiates 10,000 times faster at the nanoscale

In a unique ultra-low vibration lab, engineers have, for the first time, measured how heat radiates from one surface to another in a vacuum at distances down to 2 nanometers.|Short Read
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New chemical process could lead to high-efficiency LEDs

University of Michigan researchers has developed a new process that can improve the efficiency of the of metal-free organic phosphors that could be the key to phosphorescent LEDs.|Short Read
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U-M Professor wins Green Chemistry Governor’s Award

MSE professor Richard Laine has won the Michigan Governor’s 2015 Green Chemistry Award|Short Read
Tour of Michigan Ion Beam Lab

$3M upgrade complete at leading lab for emulating radiation damage

With new equipment that makes it the best in the world for quickly recreating the radiation damage sustained by materials inside nuclear reactors, the Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory (MIBL) marked its grand re-opening yesterday.|Medium Read
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Nanotech: the new alchemy

Researchers at the University of Michigan are charting a path toward materials with new properties by cleverly altering the nanoparticles used to build them.|Medium Read