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Gopal Nataraj

Gopal Nataraj receives U-M Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship to support high-impact research in medical imaging

Award for outstanding doctoral candidates near the end of their study.|Medium Read
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New low-cost surgical instrument moves like a surgeon’s hand

In an era of spiraling healthcare cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument developed at the University of Michigan is vying to take the place of a $2 million robot for certain minimally invasive procedures.|Medium Read
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Coating method could improve temporary implants that dissolve in the body

Very even, pure coatings that promote healing may now be possible for biodegradable sutures and bone screws.|Medium Read

Sensors from head to toe – Todd Coleman makes measuring health simpler

Prof. Todd Coleman's group is tackling the challenging problem of getting high-fidelity monitoring to work affordably at home.|Medium Read
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Becky Peterson receives NSF CAREER Award for research in amorphous semiconductors for next generation electronics

In this project, Prof. Peterson will develop new alloys of amorphous oxide semiconductors with precisely tuned semiconductor energy band structures, in order to enable new categories of electronic and opto-electronic devices.|Short Read
Rhonda Jack looks through a slide in the lab. Photo: Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing.

Unstoppable

Chemical engineering graduate student Rhonda Jack's journey to become a published researcher|Short Read
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The beginning of the amniotic sac

Amnion developed from human stem cells are being studied. Understanding infertility and pregnancy loss are one area being investigated.|Long Read
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Ushering in the next generation of flat-panel displays and medical imagers

Prof. Kanicki expects breakthroughs in both the flat-panel display and imager industries using his-ITZO TFT technology in the near future.|Short Read
Mariel Lavieri

Mariel Lavieri elected treasurer of INFORMS Health Applications Society

IOE professor Mariel Lavieri has been elected to the position of Treasurer for the INFORMS Health Applications Society.|Short Read
Nader Behdad ECE Rising Star Award

Nader Behdad Receives the Inaugural ECE Rising Star Alumni Award for his Transformative Research in Antennas

Behdad has tackled some of the toughest problems in antenna research. But for his applications, they need to be very small - small enough to be used to treat cancer.|Medium Read
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U-M research center spurs new approach to musculoskeletal health

The newly established Michigan Integrative Musculoskeletal Health Core Center is spearheading a research model that looks at bone, muscle and connective tissue as a single system instead of individual components.|Medium Read

The Michigan Probe: Changing the Course of Brain Research

Some believed early Michigan brain researchers were engaging in “science fiction” – until development of an advanced tool for forging breakthroughs proved them wrong.|Medium Read