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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...

Joanna Millunchick named associate dean for undergrad education

Joanna Millunchick named associate dean for undergrad education

The University of Michigan Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Joanna Millunchick as associate dean for undergraduate education at Michigan Engineering. Her new...

Professor Wayne Jones’ exceptional 39-year career honored at retirement celebration

Professor Wayne Jones’ exceptional 39-year career honored at retirement celebration

The weather outside the Lurie Building on May 30 may have been bright and sunny, but the real warmth was inside as colleagues, friends and...

Goldman Lab: ‘Magic’ alloy could spur the next generation of solar cells

Goldman Lab: ‘Magic’ alloy could spur the next generation of solar cells

In what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called “concentrator photovoltaics,” a team of University of Michigan researchers...

Azia Harris-Martin wins prestigious Rumler Prize

Azia Harris-Martin wins prestigious Rumler Prize

Analyzing water filtration systems for the Flint water crisis, marketing a diabetes sock, and starting a community girls’ club are just a few of the...

A Self-healing, Water-repellent Coating That’s Ultra Durable

A Self-healing, Water-repellent Coating That’s Ultra Durable

A self-healing, water-repellent spray-on coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts and could enable waterproofing...

Open-source Software Unlocks 3-D View of Nanomaterials

Open-source Software Unlocks 3-D View of Nanomaterials

Your fingernails will grow four nanometers in the time it takes to read this sentence. A strand of your hair is about 70,000 nanometers wide....

UM MSE Alumnus Qinghuang Lin Honored by SPIE

UM MSE Alumnus Qinghuang Lin Honored by SPIE

Dr. Qinghuang Lin (MSE, Ph.D. 94’), a Research Staff Member of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, USA was...

Geeta Mehta Named Dow Corning Assistant Professor

Geeta Mehta Named Dow Corning Assistant Professor

Geeta Mehta has been named the Dow Corning Assistant Professor in the Materials Science & Engineering department of Michigan Engineering. She will hold the position...

Quantum Limits to Heat Flow Observed at Room Temperature

Quantum Limits to Heat Flow Observed at Room Temperature

As you stretch gold into a strand one atom thick, an expressway for heat opens up. It's called a quantum of thermal conductance and Michigan...

Ferrari fund supports MSE grad students

Ferrari fund supports MSE grad students

The Estate of Harry M. Ferrari (MSE ’55, PhD ’58) provided a gift for endowment to establish the Harry Ferrari Student Fellowship Fund. This fund...

Aeriel Murphy Inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Aeriel Murphy Inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Aeriel Murphy, a PhD candidate in Prof. Allison’s group, has been inducted into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society at the University of Michigan. The Society...

Three MSE Professors Honored with 2017 TMS Awards & Honors

Three MSE Professors Honored with 2017 TMS Awards & Honors

Three Materials Science and Engineering faculty were honored by The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.  The honorees will receive their accolades during the TMS–AIME Awards Ceremony...