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A self-healing, water-repellant coating that’s ultra durable

A self-healing, water-repellant coating that’s ultra durable

 

A self-healing, water-repellent spray-on coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts and could enable waterproofing of vehicles, clothing, rooftops and countless other surfaces for which current waterproofing treatments are too fragile. It could also lower the resistance of ship hulls,...

Open-source Software Unlocks 3-D View of Nanomaterials

Open-source Software Unlocks 3-D View of Nanomaterials

 

Your fingernails will grow four nanometers in the time it takes to read this sentence. A strand of your hair is about 70,000 nanometers wide. A nanometer doesn’t seem like much.

 

But the world of nanoscale materials—things 100 nanometers and smaller—is an important place for researchers who are designing...

UM MSE Alumnus Qinghuang Lin Honored by SPIE

UM MSE Alumnus Qinghuang Lin Honored by SPIE

 

Dr. Qinghuang Lin (MSE, Ph.D. 94’), a Research Staff Member of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, USA was honored by SPIE (The International Society for Optical and Photonics Engineering) with a promotion to the rank of a 2017 SPIE Fellow in January, 2017....

Geeta Mehta named Dow Corning Assistant Professor

Geeta Mehta named Dow Corning Assistant Professor

 

Geeta Mehta has been named the Dow Corning Assistant Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering department of Michigan Engineering. She will hold the position for a three-year term, until December 31, 2019. Mehta is also an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

 

Mehta’s Engineered Cellular Microenvironments Lab creates and...

Quantum limits to heat flow observed at room temperature

Quantum limits to heat flow observed at room temperature

 

As you stretch gold into a strand one atom thick, an expressway for heat opens up. It's called a quantum of thermal conductance and Michigan Engineers just observed this phenomenon for the first time at room temperature.

They report their results in a paper published online in the journal Science...

Ferrari fund supports MSE grad students

Ferrari fund supports MSE grad students

 

The Estate of Harry M. Ferrari (MSE ’55, PhD ’58) provided a gift for endowment to establish the Harry Ferrari Student Fellowship Fund. This fund will provide support to graduate students in the department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Ferrari joined the Westinghouse Electric Atomic...

Aeriel Murphy Inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Aeriel Murphy Inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

 

Aeriel Murphy, a PhD candidate in Prof. Allison’s group, has been inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the University of Michigan. The Society honors the legacy of Dr. Bouchet who was the first African American to complete a Ph.D. in the United States, in Physics at Yale University...

Three MSE Professors Honored with 2017 TMS Awards & Honors

Three MSE Professors Honored with 2017 TMS Awards & Honors

 

Three Materials Science and Engineering faculty were honored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.  The honorees will receive their accolades during the TMS–AIME Awards Ceremony on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at the TMS 2017 Annual Meeting & Exhibition (TMS2017) held from February 26–March 2 in San Diego, California.

 

Sharon Glotzer Elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society

Sharon Glotzer Elected Fellow of the Materials Research Society

 

Professor Sharon Glotzer has been elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS)!  The title of Fellow honors MRS members for their accomplishments in the advancement of materials research, and only 0.2% of the members are elected Fellow each year.  Sharon is honored for her “groundbreaking work on computational...

MSE Faculty Receive College Awards

MSE Faculty Receive College Awards

 

Five MSE faculty members who have been selected as recipients of CoE or MSE faculty honors & awards.

 

Manos Kioupakis is the recipient of the CoE 1938E award for junior faculty.  The 1938E Award, endowed by the CoE Class of 1938, is presented in "recognition of an outstanding teacher...

Frederick N. Rhines Fellowship Fund Established to Support Materials Science and Engineering Grads

Frederick N. Rhines Fellowship Fund Established to Support Materials Science and Engineering Grads

 

Dr. Walden C. (BSE Met.E. ’68) and Paula H. Rhines have recently provided a gift of endowment to establish the Frederick N. Rhines Fellowship Fund.  Dr. and Mrs. Rhines established this fund in honor of Dr. Rhines’ father, Dr. Frederick N. Rhines(BSE ChE ’29), and will support graduate students in the Department of Materials Science...

Robert Hovden Joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

Robert Hovden Joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

 

Robert Hovden joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Winter 2017.

 

Hovden’s research can be broadly described as “the photography of atoms—a privilege afforded by precisely sculpted sub-Angstrom electron beams.” Utilizing electron microscopy, he unveils new understanding of how structure at the atomic...

Apoorv Shanker Receives MRS Graduate Student Silver Award at Fall 2016 Meeting

Apoorv Shanker Receives MRS Graduate Student Silver Award at Fall 2016 Meeting

 

Apoorv Shanker, a graduate student in Jinsang Kim's lab, was awarded the Graduate Student Silver Award from the Materials Research Society for his presentation "Molecular Engineering of Polymers to Realize High Thermal Conductivity in Amorphous Systems".

 

The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor...

Graduate Student Symposium Winners

Graduate Student Symposium Winners

 

The inaugural Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Student Symposium was held on October 28, 2016.  Almost forty student from fifteen different groups participated, making it a great event to show off the diverse MSE research.

 

Oral Symposium:

Gold Award - Kevin Golovin

 

Silver Award - Ellen Solomon
Silver Award...

MSE Faculty Position Opening

MSE Faculty Position Opening

 

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, invites outstanding applicants for tenure-track faculty positions at the assistant or associate professor levels (full professor candidates may be considered if the application is exceptional). Areas of expertise include (i) manufacturing of advanced structural materials, and...