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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
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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
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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