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Alum wins Black Engineer of the Year award

Duane Dimos, director of Sandia’s Pulsed Power Sciences Center, nominated Jon Madison, U-M alum, for the BEYA award, saying his research skills “are differentiated from many peers by a mastery of both experimental and modeling expertise with a focus on quantification of defects in materials microstructures.”|Medium Read
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Ultra-small block M’s lead to big ideas in drug delivery

U-M researchers have created what might be the world’s smallest three-dimensional (unofficial) "block M’s" using a new nanoparticle manufacturing process.|Medium Read
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Spintronics: Beyond Silicon

A groundbreaking new semiconductor compound may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.|Short Read

Beyond silicon: New semiconductor moves “spintronics” toward reality

A groundbreaking semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, a new breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics.|Medium Read
Hedgehog particles magnified by a scanning electron microscope and colorized

Spiky “hedgehog particles” for safer paints, fewer VOC emissions

Made by a team of University of Michigan engineers, the “hedgehog particles” are named for their bushy appearance under the microscope. |Medium Read
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Nanowires for greener LEDs

Shrinking semiconductors down to wires a few atoms across could lead to efficient, color-adjustable LED lights, according to work led by Manos Kioupakis of materials science and engineering.|Medium Read
Aaron (MSE '00) and Michelle (MBA '99) Crumm.

Aaron and Michelle Crumm: Alums who have made a difference

Aaron (MSE '00) and Michelle (MBA '99) Crumm together form the powerhouse that created Adaptive Materials (AMI), a small company that’s attracted DARPA, the U.S Marines, the Air Force and a worldwide electronics conglomerate.|Medium Read
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Four engineering students awarded for innovations in nuclear fuel cycles

Four U-M engineering students placed in the 2012 Fuel Cycle Innovations Research program of the U.S. Department of Energy. |Short Read
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New plastic is strong as steel; transparent, light

By mimicking a brick-and-mortar molecular structure found in seashells, University researchers created a composite plastic that's as strong as steel but lighter and transparent.|Short Read