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Illustration of molecules

Designing lightweight glass for efficient cars and wind turbines

Lighter, stiffer glass fibers could make composite materials thinner without sacrificing strength. |Medium Read
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Professor Pingsha Dong

Pingsha Dong named ASME Fellow

Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Pingsha Dong has been named as American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow. |Short Read
University of Michigan engineers professor Katsuyo Thornton, left, and graduate student Erik Hanson. Photo courtesy Paul Braun

Researchers gain control over internal structure of self-assembled composite materials

Researchers new templating technique instills greater order and gives rise to new 3D structures in a special class of high-performance materials, called eutectics.|Medium Read
Ashwin Shahani and Saman Moniri work in the lab

How an age-old process could lead to new materials and even invisibility

A Q&A with Ashwin Shahani, U-M assistant professor of materials science and engineering |Medium Read
Powder about to be prepared

Post-silicon computing gets one step closer

Tunable semiconductor could lead to faster, more efficient computers|Medium Read
Mollusks

Cracking the mystery of nature’s toughest material

How mollusks engineered the most advanced nanostructure on Earth |Medium Read
Eyke holds the kirigami in hand

Kirigami sensor patch for shoulders could improve injury recovery, athletic training

Low-cost sensors could one day enable patients to log exercise and track progress in a smartphone app|Medium Read
Elaheh Ahmadi

Prof. Elaheh Ahmadi receives AFOSR Young Investigator Program award

Prof. Ahmadi will investigate promising new materials needed for an increasingly electrified world.|Short Read
Two iterations of a metal lattice meet at a “grain boundary” defect, with atoms of an alloying element fitting into the defect. Illustration by Liang Qi, Computational Materials Science Group, University of Michigan

Hard as ceramic, tough as steel

Newly discovered connection could help with designing nextgen alloys.|Medium Read
The morning sun rises on the Grove at North Campus of the University of Michigan.

University of Michigan launches Michigan Materials Research institute

Center to unite disciplines, spur new collaborations with government and industry|Medium Read
Juan Lopez wears sunglasses to protect his eyes in the lab

Immortal switches, quantum computers could stem from new semiconductor

Material’s polarity, conductivity change with temperature|Medium Read
A diagram of the crystal structure invented to test the new “inverse design” computer program.

‘Digital alchemy’ to reverse-engineer new materials

If you tell this computer program what crystal you need to build, it will design a particle that self-assembles into that crystal.|Medium Read