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MSE alum Aaron Crumm joins UM Center for Entrepreneurship as first Entrepreneur is Residence

MSE  alum Aaron Crumm joins UM Center for Entrepreneurship as first Entrepreneur is Residence

 

The appointment of Aaron Crumm (MSE MSE '97,PhD '00), is the first installment of a $1 million program designed for CFE to house an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). Aaron and all future EIRs will play an active role in CFE's entrepreneurship and research acceleration programs. Aaron has extensive experience in...

Katsuyo Thornton Receives TMS Distinguished Service Award

Katsuyo Thornton Receives TMS Distinguished Service Award

 

Associate Professor Katsuyo Thornton has received the Materials Processing & Manufacturing Division (MPMD) Distinguished Service Award from TMS.  The award is given to "An individual whose dedication and commitment to the MPMD has made a demonstrable difference to the objectives and capabilities of the division and TMS is honored with this...

Ultra-small block M’s lead to big ideas in drug delivery

Ultra-small block M’s lead to big ideas in drug delivery

 

University of Michigan researchers have created what might be the world’s smallest three-dimensional (unofficial) “block M’s” using a new nanoparticle manufacturing process. The new technique may also pave the way to medications that can target specific cells, deliver multiple drugs at different times and rates and even allow doctors to...

MSE alum Jon Madison wins Black Engineer of the Year award

MSE alum Jon Madison wins Black Engineer of the Year award

 

Growing up in Wichita, Kansas, Jon Madison had a strong sense of who he was and where he was going. “I wasn’t an average kid,” he said. “Whatever my peers were doing, chances are I wasn’t doing it. After school and weekends I helped with my family’s business. When it...

Beyond Silicon: New Semiconductor Moves "Spintronics" Toward Reality

Beyond Silicon: New Semiconductor Moves "Spintronics" Toward Reality

 

A groundbreaking semiconductor compound is bringing fresh momentum to the field of spintronics, a new breed of computing device that may lead to smaller, faster, less power-hungry electronics. Created from an entirely new “low symmetry” crystal structure, the compound is the first to build spintronic properties into a material that’s...

Liang Qi joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

Liang Qi joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

 

Liang Qi joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering as an Assistant Professor in Winter 2015. Qi studied Materials Science and Engineering at Tsinghua University in China. He earned his master's degree at Ohio State University and doctoral degree of computational materials science at University of Pennsylvania. He continued...

Jinsang Kim group developed heat-conducting plastics

Jinsang Kim group developed heat-conducting plastics

 

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional counterparts.

 

Plastics are inexpensive, lightweight and flexible, but because they tend not...

ArborLight wins Emerging Luminary award from DoE

ArborLight wins Emerging Luminary award from DoE

 

Arborlight, a startup company out of Max Shtein’s research group, was recently named a winner in the Department of Energy’s 2014 Next Generation Luminaries (NGL) competition.  Its entry, “LightWell”,  was named as an Emerging Luminary.  The LIghtWell is is “a WiFi enabled...

Paul Krajewski receives 2014 MSE Department Alumni Merit Award

Paul Krajewski receives  2014 MSE Department Alumni Merit Award

 

Dr. Paul Krajewski is a globally recognized expert in lightweight materials, automobile lightweighting, and innovation.   He received a Bachelors (89), Masters (91), and Doctorate (94) in Materials Science from the University of Michigan. Dr. Krajewski is currently a Global Manager and Technical Fellow for Vehicle Mass Integration and Strategy...

Glotzer and Kotov co-recipients of MRS Medal

Glotzer and Kotov co-recipients of MRS Medal

 

Sharon C. Glotzer, the Stuart W. Churchill Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, and Nicholas A. Kotov, the Joseph B. and Florence V. Cejka Professor of Engineering, have been named co-recipients of the 2014 MRS Medal for their "foundational work elucidating processes of nanoparticle self-assembly." The MRS Medal is awarded annually...

Dylan Bayerl awarded Beyster Graduate Fellowship

Dylan Bayerl awarded Beyster Graduate Fellowship

 

Dylan Bayerl has been chosen as the 2014-2015 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program. Dylan is a PhD student in the Materials Science and Engineering department, and has been performing research in computational materials physics with faculty advisor Emmanouil Kioupakis. The J. Robert Beyster Computational...

Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap

Toward ultimate light efficiency on the cheap

 

Jinsang Kim, an associate professor of materials science and engineering, and his group have taken a major stride toward perfectly efficient lighting that is also relatively inexpensive and simple to make. The same material can also reveal the presence of water by changing color.

Incandescent bulbs only turn 5...

Amit Misra Named MSE Department Chair

Amit Misra Named MSE Department Chair

 

Amit Misra is joining MSE as Professor and Department Chair starting June 1st. He earned his MS (’91) and PhD (’94) degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI under the supervision of Prof. Ron Gibala, and B. Tech. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from...

Sharon Glotzer elected to National Academy of Sciences

Sharon Glotzer elected to National Academy of Sciences

 

Sharon Glotzer, the Stuart W. Churchill Professor of Chemical Engineering, is among the most recent inductees to the National Academy of Sciences. Her induction was announced Tuesday. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest distinctions for a scientist or engineer in the United States.

 

"It is certainly...

Professor Steve Yalisove awarded Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize

Professor Steve Yalisove awarded Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize

 

Professor Steve Yalisove developed one of five U-M faculty projects that demonstrate fresh approaches to advance student learning will be recognized May 5 as winners of the sixth annual Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.


The award is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Research on Learning...