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Conference aims to boost African-American engineering graduate numbers

In an effort to reduce the shortage of African-American engineering talent in the U.S., the University of Michigan is hosting the National Society of Black Engineers' National Leadership Conference this week.|Medium Read
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Regenerative medicine: Injectable stem cell incubator

Some tissue damage is too extensive for the body to heal well, such as a bad slipped disc or the muscle death that follows a heart attack, so researchers are looking for ways to bridge the gaps.|Medium Read
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‘Supercool’ material glows when you write on it

A new material developed at the University of Michigan stays liquid more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit below its expected freezing point, but a light touch can cause it to form yellow crystals that glow under ultraviolet light. |Short Read
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Gary Was

Gary Was, the Walter J. Weber, Jr. Professor of Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems Engineering, believes there’s a faster, less expensive route to developing better reactor materials.|Medium Read
Joerg Lahann is a Prof of Chemical Engr, Prof of Materials Science and Engr, Prof of Biomedical Engr, Prof of Macromolecular Science and Engr and Director of the Biointerfaces Institute

Joerg Lahann

University of Michigan Biointerfaces Institute director Joerg Lahann knew from a young age that he wanted to be a chemist.|Medium Read
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Liquid bonding a super plastic

A new 'super plastic' that can direct heat away from its source opens up a wide range of possibilities for making more efficient electronic devices.|Short Read

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
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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