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Metal rods that are part of the molecular epitaxy beam apparatus at Michigan Engineering. Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

More efficient LED lighting and invisibility cloaking are two possible applications for a new process that adds metallic nanoparticles to semiconductors.|Medium Read
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Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics – giving tech a sense of touch

ECE alum Rick Bergman, CEO of Synaptics, is working to make tomorrow’s technology user friendly, safe, and reliable. The company hopes to lead what they call “the human interface revolution.” |Medium Read
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UM::Autonomy competes with brand new boat design

The UM::Autonomy team brought their latest autonomous boat, called Flying Sloth, to participate in the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation Roboboat competition. |Short Read
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Baja Racing team first to three-peat national championship

The U-M Baja Racing team took first place in the U.S. national competition for the third year in a row, making them the first team to ever three-peat.|Short Read
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New student team builds autonomous vehicles

The University of Michigan Intelligent Ground Vehicle (UMIGV) student team has spent much of its first year organizing and fundraising, and is now building a prototype autonomous vehicle.|Short Read
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MHybrid takes on major design overhaul

The Michigan Hybrid Racing (MHybrid) team took their latest creation to the Formula Hybrid Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May.|Short Read
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New student exoskeleton team launches prototype

Student team STARX (STrength Augmenting Robotic eXoskeletons) completed its second year, focused on making practical powered exoskeletons that increase the effective strength of the user. |Short Read
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Student hybrid rocket team takes first place at inaugural competition

The Michigan Aeronautical Science Association (MASA) won the first ever Spaceport America Cup, an intercollegiate rocket engineering competition with over 110 teams from colleges and universities in eleven countries. |Short Read
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Peter S. Fuss: From Michigan to Leading a Global Network Technology Company

Fuss' solid foundation and curious nature led him to make lasting contributions first at Bell Labs, and then as a founder and president of Tellabs, International.|Medium Read
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Graphene ‘phototransistor’ for imaging, communications

New light-detecting device senses light that doesn’t hit the graphene itself. |Medium Read
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Student teams earn prizes for analog-digital converter circuit designs in EECS 511

The winning projects were designed for battery-operated mobile applications as well as instrumentation and measure applications.|Short Read
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Twisted semiconductors for future moving holograms

Holographic displays need twisted light. Twisted semiconductors assembled with the help of amino acids may enable them.|Medium Read