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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...

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...
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...

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...

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 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...

Peter Green named AAAS Fellow

Peter Green named AAAS Fellow

Peter Green, the Vincent T. and Gloria M. Gorguze Professor of Engineering, professor of materials science and engineering, macromolecular science and engineering, and chemical engineering,...

Laine Spinoff Wins 2015 Governor of Michigan’s Green Chemistry Award

Laine Spinoff Wins 2015 Governor of Michigan’s Green Chemistry Award

The Governor of Michigan’s Green Chemistry Award 2015 goes to Professor Rick Laine’s company (Mayaterials) for developing a process to convert agricultural waste (e.g. rice...

Jay Whitacre receives College of Engineering Arbor Networks Ph.D. Research Impact Award

Jay Whitacre receives College of Engineering Arbor Networks Ph.D. Research Impact Award

Jay Whitacre, Masters (1997) and Ph.D. (1999) in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, was named the Arbor Networks Ph.D. Research Impact Lecture...

Don Nolan receives 2015 MSE Department Alumni Merit Award

Don Nolan receives 2015 MSE Department Alumni Merit Award

Don Nolan joined Kennametal Inc. in November 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer.

 

At the forefront of advanced materials innovation for more than...

MSE Faculty Part of Senate Effort to Reauthorize America COMPETES Act

MSE Faculty Part of Senate Effort to Reauthorize America COMPETES Act

MSE Faculty members Stephen Forrest and Alan Taub participated in a U.S. Senate roundtable discussion Tuesday on reauthorizing the America COMPETES Act.

 

"We were...

John Halloran Elected to World Academy of Ceramics

John Halloran Elected to World Academy of Ceramics

John Halloran has been named as part of the World Academy of Ceramics 2015 class of Academians.

 

Individuals who have made an internationally renown...

MSE Alumnus Jay Whitacre Receives Lemelson-MIT Prize

MSE Alumnus Jay Whitacre Receives Lemelson-MIT Prize

University of Michigan Materials Science Engineering alum Jay Whitacre (ME ’97, PhD ’99), has received the 2015 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his work inventing the...

Scanning Thermoelectric Microscopy Locates Extra Electrons Outside Quantum Dots

Scanning Thermoelectric Microscopy Locates Extra Electrons Outside Quantum Dots

Semiconducting quantum dots (QDs) can be used to enhance the performance of a variety of devices encompassing optoelectronic, thermoelectric, and alternative energy technologies. Often, a...

Art-inspired solar cells

Art-inspired solar cells

Solar cells capture up to 40 percent more energy when they can track the sun across the sky, but conventional, motorized trackers are too heavy...