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December 10, 2020

New Semiconductor Detector Shows Promise For Medical Diagnostics And Homeland Security

Security officials are tasked with preventing criminals from smuggling dangerous materials into a country, and detecting nuclear substances has been difficult and costly. Now Northwestern University researchers have developed new devices based on a low-cost material to aid in the detection and identification of radioactive isotopes.
In the News December 3, 2020

SkySpecs – Leader in Wind Energy Operations & Maintenance Solutions – Signs Partnership Agreement with TEPCO Ventures, a subsidiary of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings

SkySpecs, the first company to offer automated inspection of wind turbine blades which was co-founded by UM Aerospace alumni, Danny Ellis, Tony Brady, and Ben Marchionna, signed a partnership agreement with TEPCO Ventures to deliver SkySpecs’ solutions to the Japanese market.
Forbes December 1, 2020

On the frontlines: Here’s how this year’s 30 Under 30 is combating the coronavirus

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Anhong Guo is one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for coauthoring a presentation that used Twitter to understand disability accessibility during the pandemic.
Aerospace American November 30, 2020

Modeling structural strength

Antohony Waas, the Richard A Auhll Department Chair of Aerospace Engineering and Felix W Pawlowski Collegiate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, is featured in Aerospace America.
The New York Times November 23, 2020

Can we make our robots less biased than we are?

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Chad Jenkins is quoted in the New York Times discussing the importance of representation when designing A.I. systems.
In the News November 20, 2020

Has COVID-19 changed the aerospace industry forever?

A remark by Dr. Carlos Cesnik, the director of the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, sparks a discussion at New Atlas about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on not just society as a whole, but especially on the aerospace industry. Will it survive the virus and efforts to combat it? What will the post-COVID aerospace sector look like?
Science News November 17, 2020

Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics

“The iron in our blood comes from supernovae,” says plasma physicist Carolyn Kuranz of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, who also studies supernovas in the laboratory. “We’re literally created from stars.”
November 9, 2020

Tracking Monarch Butterfly Migration with the World’s Smallest Computer-Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh highlights the contribution of Inhee Lee, an ECE alum, in the project using Michigan Micro Motes to track monarch butterfly migration.
Wired November 6, 2020

The batteries of the future are weightless and invisible

Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Sciences and Engineering Nicholas Kotov is quoted in Wired.
October 28, 2020

Tracking monarch butterfly migration with the world’s smallest computer

Phys.org re-publishes our piece on how researchers from ECE and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology are using the Michigan Micro Mote to track monarch migration in unprecedented ways.
In the News October 19, 2020

AIP Publishing Awards 2020 Ronald C. Davidson Award to John Foster

Aerospace Engineering and Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Professor John Foster’s paper, “Plasma-based water purification: Challenges and prospects for the future,” among most highly cited, most highly downloaded articles from Physics of Plasmas
The Wall Street Journal October 9, 2020

The contest to protect almost everything on the internet

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Chris Peikert is quoted in the Wall Street Journal.