MSE News

Advanced manufacturing lab opens in Detroit

Advanced manufacturing lab opens in Detroit

A $50 million lightweighting research and development lab that the University of Michigan helped to jumpstart opened its doors today in Detroit’s Corktown district.

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 Robert D. and Julie A. Pehlke Endowed Graduate Student Fellowship Fund Established

Robert D. and Julie A. Pehlke Endowed Graduate Student Fellowship Fund Established

Robert D. (BSE MetE ’55) and Julie A. Pehlkehave provided a gift to endow the Robert D. and Julie A. Pehlke Endowed Fellowship Fund at...

Turning waste heat into emissions-free electricity

Turning waste heat into emissions-free electricity

A long-sought chemical cocktail developed by University of Michigan materials science researchers could turn waste heat in some of the world’s most energy-hungry industries into...

MSE Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani wins the AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award

MSE Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani wins the AFOSR Young Investigator Research Award

Ashwin Shahani, Assistant Professor in MSE, has just been awarded a Young Investigator Research Award from Air Force Office of Scientific Research for his proposal...

Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

Printed meds could reinvent pharmacies, drug research

A technology that can print pure, ultra-precise doses of drugs onto a wide variety of surfaces could one day enable on-site printing of custom-dosed medications...

Bionic heart tissue: U-Michigan part of $20M center

Bionic heart tissue: U-Michigan part of $20M center

The University of Michigan is partnering on an ambitious $20 million project to grow new heart tissue for cardiac patients. The new research center has...

Discover Engineering 2017: Breaking in students to careers in MSE

Discover Engineering 2017: Breaking in students to careers in MSE

When Discover Engineering students walked into the Van Vlack Lab this summer, they were greeted by the following message sprawled across a big, free-standing whiteboard:

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Kim group developed a new way to make heat-conducting plastics

Kim group developed a new way to make heat-conducting plastics

Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers—if only they were better at...

Goldman Lab develops nanoparticles that could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

Goldman Lab develops nanoparticles that could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

In an advance that could boost the efficiency of LED lighting by 50 percent and even pave the way for invisibility cloaking devices, a team...

Keith Bowman ('87)  appointed Dean of UMBC COEIT

Keith Bowman ('87) appointed Dean of UMBC COEIT

MSE alum and External Advisory Board (EAB) member Dr. Keith Bowman (PHD ’87) has been appointed dean of the College of Engineering and Information Technology...

Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing endowed

Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing endowed

Robert D. Pehlke (BSE MetE ’55) has endowed the Robert D. Pehlke Lectureship in Materials Processing, which will be held by the College of Engineering’s...

Summer school provides ‘incredible experience’ for educators learning computational MSE

Summer school provides ‘incredible experience’ for educators learning computational MSE

For two weeks, June 5-16, 25 university educators became students again – taking notes and absorbing concepts like finite difference methods – at the sixth...

MSE a part of local - and nation’s largest - elementary Science Olympiad

MSE a part of local - and nation’s largest - elementary Science Olympiad

This past spring, MSE Professors Katsuyo Thornton and Max Shtein captivated elementary students with the physics of light during four hands-on workshops held in conjunction...

‘Xplore’ activities show fun (and delicious) side of MSE

‘Xplore’ activities show fun (and delicious) side of MSE

“Whoooooa, that’s so cool!”

“Can I touch it? Can I touch it?”

“Is my ice cream warm enough to eat now?”

On June...

Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: The Kirkendall Effect

Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: The Kirkendall Effect

23 year-old Ernest Kirkendall couldn’t have known what was in store for him when he arrived on U-M’s campus in 1934. Having grown up in...