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Fibronectin network with cells.

Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

While previous structures guessed at the environment that cells would want, the new design lets the cells build to their own specifications.|Medium Read
David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester

Blaauw, Sylvester are 2019 Distinguished University Innovators

Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award.|Medium Read
Stephen Forrest at town hall

Commission on Carbon Neutrality talks progress, environmental justice at town hall

Prof. Stephen Forrest, who serves as co-chair of the commission, attended the forum to address concerns and give updates on the plan of action. |Medium 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
Cassie

A World Record for Robotic Deep Freeze Walking

Cassie Blue, the bipedal robot, takes advantage of the 2019 polar vortex to set a record-breaking walk.|Short Read

NSF grant supports new system for gathering, structuring data with ease

The team intends to create a tool that should make gathering structured data about any topic dramatically easier.|Short Read
Hessam Mahdavifar

Channel Coding for Next Generation 5G and Beyond

With the help of two NSF awards totaling $1.7m, Prof. Hessam Mahdavifar is tackling new problems to improve the reliability of communication systems for 5G and beyond. |Medium Read
A crack in the Amery Ice Shelf in Antarctica, taken by helicopter. Ice shelves near both of the planet's poles are disintegrating at unexpectedly rapid rates. Photo by Jim Behrens. ​

Why sea level rise models have been wrong

A Q&A with Jeremy Bassis, an expert on ice dynamics and contributing author of the IPCC's latest report.|Short Read
Xiaheng Huang conducting lifetime test of the organic solar cells using the high-intensity aging system.

Can organic solar cells last – even into the next millennium? These might.

Finally, proof that organic photovoltaics can be as reliable as inorganic, with real-life desert testing|Short Read

Katherine Skinner joins NAME department as Assistant Professor

Katherine Skinner has accepted the offer of Assistant Professor and will join the faculty in September of 2021. |Short Read

Xiuli Chao receives funding to improve the efficiencies of sharing economy

Xiuli Chao receives funding from Didi for a project focused on improving the efficiencies of sharing economy through enhanced matching and contract design.|Short Read
A nail gun attached to an octocopter. Credit: Matthew Romano, Michigan Robotics, University of Michigan.

Roofing drone nails down shingles

Automated drone does work at the same speed as a novice roofer, researcher says.|Medium Read