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Electrical and Computer Engineering

Novel collaboration to probe brain activity in unprecedented detail

A pilot program will bring together researchers from different universities to collaborate on advancing research that may lead to a better understanding of the human brain. |Medium Read
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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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The Startup: Which venture will be the last one standing?

Fifteen ideas are still in the running. Which student venture will be the last one standing? The Startup is a unique, semester-long competition and mentoring program.|Medium Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mapping the brain: probes with tiny LEDs shed light on neural pathways

The new probes can control and record the activity of many individual neurons, and are believed to be the smallest implantable LEDs ever made. |Medium 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
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Toth Smith fund supports undergrad entrepreneurs

Kristin E. Toth Smith (BSE IOE '98, MSE '98), Sammamish, Washington, has made a $25,000 gift to establish the Kristin E. Toth Smith Endowed Fund.|Short Read
Sunitha Nagrath

Sunitha Nagrath

Nagrath has used graphene oxide, a material originally developed for semiconductors, to build chips so sensitive they can detect a single cancer cell amid a billion blood cells.|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
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High-tech robotics center coming to U-Michigan

The U-M Board of Regents approved the College of Engineering's new robotics building project on April 16. The three-story, 100,000-square-foot facility is slated for Hayward Street just east of the Space Research Building on North Campus.|Medium Read

Robotics Day links research and education in national hub

In transportation, healthcare, education and beyond, robots are changing lives, say the organizers of the fifth annual Michigan Robotics Day. And they are doing it from Michigan. |Medium Read