Macromolecular Science and Engineering

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Ellen Arruda and Dawn Tilbury receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award

Two of the seven faculty honored with the 2017 Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Award are Michigan Engineering professors Ellen Arruda and Dawn Tilbury.|Medium Read
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Yasmine Doleyres: Making strides in breast cancer research

Doctoral student Yasmine Doleyres combines principles of tissue engineering and drug delivery to make improvements in breast cancer treatment.|Short Read
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U-M faculty elected to National Academy of Engineering

The most prestigious engineering association in the U.S. has named Ellen Arruda, Mark Daskin and Noboru Kikuchi among its newest members.|Short Read
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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
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Toward safer, long-life nuclear reactors

Metal alloy design could raise radiation resistance by 100 times.|Medium Read

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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A more accurate sensor for lead paint

A new molecular gel recipe developed at the University of Michigan is at the core of a prototype for a more accurate lead paint test.|Medium Read

Improved helmet design

A new football helmet design aims to blunt some dangerous physics that today’s models ignore.|Short Read
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Art-inspired solar cells

Kirigami could be the key to flat, lightweight solar cells that can track the sun across the sky.|Medium Read
Nicholas A. Kotov

Nicholas Kotov

Engineering professor Nicholas Kotov has been drawn to one scientific field or another for as long as he can remember - biology, chemistry, zoology, geology. And before all that, pyrotechnics.|Medium Read
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Kirigami art could enable stretchable plasma screens

The art of paper cutting may slice through a roadblock on the way to flexible, stretchable electronics, a team of engineers and an artist at the University of Michigan has found.|Short 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