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"Atomic Sandwiches" Could Make Computers 100X Greener

"Atomic Sandwiches" Could Make Computers 100X Greener

 

Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today’s electronics require. Known as a magnetoelectric multiferroic material, it combines electrical and magnetic properties at room temperature and makes use of...

Ashwin Shahani joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

Ashwin Shahani joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

 

In September 2016, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering welcomed Ashwin Shahani to the faculty as an assistant professor.

 

Shahani says that patterns in nature have always fascinated him.

 

“We see beautiful structures falling from the sky, and yet we cannot explain how they came to be....

The Kim group developed stimuli-sensitive polymers for Efficient Capture and Release of Circulating Tumor Cells

The Kim group developed stimuli-sensitive polymers for Efficient Capture and Release of Circulating Tumor Cells

 

A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment. It can pick cancer cells out of a blood sample and let them go later thanks to a new stimuli responsive polymer developed by the Kim research...

Liz Holm gives inaugural MSE Distinguish Alumni Lecture

Liz Holm gives inaugural MSE Distinguish Alumni Lecture

 

Elizabeth Holm (MSE '87, Ph.D. '92), Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was chosen to receive the inaugural MSE Distinguished Alum Lecture award. This new award recognizes alumni who have made seminal contribution to materials research, as evident by published scholarship, patents/technology transfer, mentoring of early...

Alan Taub elected Councillor of National Academy of Engineering

Alan Taub elected Councillor of National Academy of Engineering

 

Alan Taub was elected Councillor of National Academy of Engineering for a 3 year initial term starting July 1, 2016.  

 

The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of...

Spray-on Coating Could Ice-proof Airplanes, Power Lines, Windshields

Spray-on Coating Could Ice-proof Airplanes, Power Lines, Windshields

 

On your car windshield, ice is a nuisance. But on an airplane, a wind turbine, an oil rig or power line, it can be downright dangerous. And removing it with the methods that are available today—usually chemical melting agents or labor-intensive scrapers and hammers—is difficult and expensive work.

 

That...

Joanna Millunchick Named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Joanna Millunchick Named Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

 

Joanna Millunchick is one of six University of Michigan faculty members have been honored for outstanding contributions to undergraduate education as this year's recipients of Arthur F. Thurnau professorships.

 

Criteria for Thurnau professorships include a strong commitment to students and to teaching and learning, excellence in teaching, innovations in...

MRS, TMS recognize Amit Misra

MRS, TMS recognize Amit Misra

 

Amit Misra has been name a Fellow of the Materials Research Society as part of the 2016 class. MRS Fellows are outstanding members whose sustained and distinguished contributions to the advancement of materials research are internationally recognized. The number of new fellows selected each year will be capped at 0.2%...

Morphological Disorder Affects Charge Carrier Movement in Conjugated Polymer Films

Morphological Disorder Affects Charge Carrier Movement in Conjugated Polymer Films

 

Conjugated polymers are organic macromolecules with a backbone chain which consists of alternating double and single bonds. Along the polymer chain, the p-orbitals of adjacent double bonds overlap and form a π-conjugated system, in which the electrons are able to move. This structure gives rise to electrical conductivity and optoelectronic...

Five Faculty Receive College of Engineering Awards

Five Faculty Receive College of Engineering Awards

 

Five MSE faculty have received College of Engineering faculty awards for 2015-2016.

 

  • Ron Gibala, Edward Law Emeritus Faculty Award.  This award recognizes an emeritus or emerita faculty member who has continued to provide valuable service, which may include teaching and research to the College of Engineering after retirement.
  • John...

Joanna Millunchick Named Bicentennial Professor

Joanna Millunchick Named Bicentennial Professor

 

President Mark Schlissel has appointed distinguished faculty leaders to lead the planning and development of the Presidential Bicentennial Colloquia series, as well as surrounding activities and discussions. These faculty members are tasked with commemorating and celebrating the University’s distinguished 200-year history while also deeply and meaningfully exploring various topics related...

Grace Hsia ('12) named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Grace Hsia ('12) named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

 

Grace Hsia ('12) has been named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list for Manufacturing & Industry.  Hsia is CEO and founder of Warmilu, which started as a senior design project in MSE. Warmilu works with phase change materials to provide warmth to diverse communities. Our social mission...

Betz Fund Supports MSE Faculty

Betz Fund Supports MSE Faculty

 

Karl (BSE Met.E '57) and Patricia Betz of Ada, Michigan, have established the Karl and Patricia Betz Family Faculty Scholar Award Fund. Proceeds from this endowment gift will support assistant or recently tenured associate faculty members in the Materials Science and Engineering department.

 

Mr. Betz is president of Betz...

John Heron joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

John Heron joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

 

John Heron joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Winter 2016.

 

John studied Physics as an undergraduate at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His undergraduate research was performed under the mentorship of Professor David Awschalom. He used magnetotransport and magnetometry studies to...

The Kim group finds the roles of molecular motions in room temperature phosphorescence

The Kim group finds the roles of molecular motions in room temperature phosphorescence

 

In a development that could hasten the advent of low-cost, high-efficiency LEDs and solid-state lighting, a group of University of Michigan researchers has developed a new process that can improve the efficiency of the of metal-free organic phosphors that could be the key to phosphorescent LEDs.

 

Today’s LEDs emit...