MSE News

John Halloran Appointed Editor-in-Chief of JACerS

John Halloran Appointed Editor-in-Chief of JACerS

Professor John Halloran has been appointed Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. JACerS is among the top sources for ceramic materials science...

Announcing the 2009 Imaging Microstructure Contest

Materials research, because of its critical focus on structure-property relationships, offers abundant opportunities to capture or simulate images of microstructure that...

Remembering Professor Frank Filisko

Remembering Professor Frank Filisko

It is with great sadness that we report that our friend and colleague, Frank Edward Filisko, died on November 11, 2008, after a two-year battle...

Researchers Identify a New Mechanism for Grain Boundary Diffusion

Metal alloys can fail unexpectedly in a wide range of applications—from jet engines to satellites to cell phones—and new research from the University of...

Sharon Glotzer to Receive Stine Award from AIChE

Sharon Glotzer to Receive Stine Award from AIChE

Sharon Glotzer will receive the Charles M. A. Stine Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers for her work in pioneering simulations of glass-forming...

2008 Imaging Microstructure Contest Winners

2008 Imaging Microstructure Contest Winners

The department is pleased to announce below the winners of the 2008 Imaging Microstructure Contest. The Grand Prize winners are Wen Tu (Scientific Merit) and...

Versatile coating for biomedical devices lets them interact with live cells

A new type of plastic coating made from vapor could lead to better biomedical devices such as stents and catheters that are "bioactive," meaning they...

Fluorescent organic nanoparticles help illuminate cellular proteins

Like a smart highlighter, immunofluorescent labeling can zero in on a specific protein, helping scientists understand the structure of a cell and how diseases affect...

Quasicrystal mystery unraveled with computer simulation

The method to the madness of quasicrystals has been a mystery to scientists. Quasicrystals are solids whose atoms aren't arranged in a repeating pattern, as...

Jonathan Madison named 2008 Graduate Student of the Year by NSBE

The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) has selected Jonathan Madison as its 2008 "Graduate Student of the Year" because of his "outstanding professional achievements...

Jones and Thornton receive 2008 TMS Awards

TMS honored two Michigan MSE faculty at the 2008 Annual Meeting. Professor Wayne Jones received the Alexander R. Scott Distinguished Service Award. This award is...

Two MSE Faculty Receive Solar America Initiative Funding

Two MSE Faculty Receive Solar America Initiative Funding

Two research projects investigating next generation photovoltaic technology that will accelerate the use of solar power have received funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's...

MSE Professors Spin New Ventures

Much of the research conducted in Materials Science and Engineering labs makes its way from bench to business venture, thanks to the current of entrepreneurship...

Joerg Lahann wins Nano Young Investigator Award from AIChE

Joerg Lahann wins Nano Young Investigator Award from AIChE

Assistant Professor Joerg Lahann will be the 2007 recipient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator...

Wayne Jones to help ADVANCE efforts

Wayne Jones to help ADVANCE efforts

Wayne Jones, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been appointed associate director of the U-M ADVANCE Project and...