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Now Showing in 3D: Quasicrystal Growth and Dissolution

Now Showing in 3D: Quasicrystal Growth and Dissolution

Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani and his team recently captured the real-time growth and dissolution of decagonal (2D) and icosahedral (3D) quasicrystals. Quasicrystals are structures that exhibit...

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

“Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

For many of those around at the release of Star Wars in 1977, that scene was...

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to...

MSE's Katsuyo Thornton part of team whose Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

MSE's Katsuyo Thornton part of team whose Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most common...

Metals that court chaos could be the future of computing (video)

Metals that court chaos could be the future of computing (video)

U-M assistant professor of materials science and engineering John Heron believes that entropy-stabilized oxides—metal mixtures that contain as many as eight different elements instead of...

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Inspired by the electric eel, a flexible, transparent electrical device could lead to body-friendly power sources for implanted health monitors and medication dispensers, augmented-reality contact...

Article: Controlling dislocation near material surfaces with atomic segregation

Article: Controlling dislocation near material surfaces with atomic segregation

In an article recently published in Nature Materials, Assistant Professor Liang Qi and MSE Ph.D. candidate Chaoming Yang detail...

U-M grad student wins gold medal from Materials Research Society

U-M grad student wins gold medal from Materials Research Society

MSE congratulates ME Ph.D. candidate Longji Cui for being one of only nine graduate students from across the globe to recently earn a gold medal from...

John (Chip) Keough '77 awarded the Pangborn Gold Medal from AFS

John (Chip) Keough '77 awarded the Pangborn Gold Medal from AFS

On Monday the American Foundry Society (AFS) Board of Awards unanimously awarded John (Chip) Keough (BS '77 Materials and Metallurgical Engineering)...

Atomistic calculations predict that boron incorporation increases the efficiency of LEDs

Atomistic calculations predict that boron incorporation increases the efficiency of LEDs

High-power white LEDs face the same problem that Michigan Stadium faces on game day — too many people in too small of a space....

Congratulations to our Engineering Graduate Symposium winners!

Congratulations to our Engineering Graduate Symposium winners!

Kudos to six MSE graduate students who were winners at this year's Engineering Graduate Symposium, held November 10. The Engineering Graduate Symposium is a College-wide event...

Live-saving 'Incublanket,' created by Grace Hsia '12, a 'hot' product: The Detroit News

Live-saving 'Incublanket,' created by Grace Hsia '12, a 'hot' product: The Detroit News

MSE alumna Grace Hsia (BSE '12) was recently featured in The Detroit News for advances with IncuBlanket, a nonelectric blanket she...

Fighting Cancer with Cancer: 3D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

Fighting Cancer with Cancer: 3D cultured cells could drive precision therapy

Honeycomb-like arrays of tiny, lab-grown cancers could one day help doctors zero in on individualized treatments for ovarian cancer, an unpredictable disease that kills more...

Profs. Thornton, Mazumder, named TMS award winners

Profs. Thornton, Mazumder, named TMS award winners

Congratulations to Professors Katsuyo Thornton and Jyoti Mazumder, who have been named 2018 TMS (The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society) award winners. Both will be officially...

Nine earn graduate symposium awards

Nine earn graduate symposium awards

Congratulations to all the award winners announced at the 2nd Annual Materials Research Symposium on October 17. This year the symposium was open to all U-M graduate...