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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...

Nanowires for greener LEDs

Nanowires for greener LEDs

 

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes (LEDs) right where they need it, Michigan Engineers have shown. At present, efficiency plunges for green light, but semiconductor nanowires could change that.

 

“Our work suggests that indium nitride at the few-nanometer size...

Anish Tuteja receives NSF CAREER Award

Anish Tuteja receives NSF CAREER Award

 

Assistant Professor Anish Tuteja has been awarded the Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation  for the large scale, facile and cost-effective manufacturing of a range of different monodisperse, multi-phasic, organic, micro- and nanoparticles possessing virtually any size, shape, and chemistry using a novel and facile...

High-tech manufacturing hub could create 10,000 jobs

High-tech manufacturing hub could create 10,000 jobs

 

The $148 million high-tech manufacturing research institute set to open this spring in metro Detroit is expected to bring 10,000 jobs to the region within the next five years.

The American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII), announced by the White House on February 22, will be led by U-M,...

John Allison Named TMS Fellow

John Allison Named TMS Fellow

 

Professor John Allison has been named a Fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).  The award is considered a pinnacle award, and includes a life membership to the Society. To qualify for the honor, inductees must be a full member of TMS for at least five continuous years, and have...

Geeta Mehta joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

Geeta Mehta joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

 

Geeta Mehta joined as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Fall 2013. She also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Mehta earned her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor working with Prof. Shuichi Takayama and...

Manos Kioupakis receives NSF CAREER Award

Manos Kioupakis receives NSF CAREER Award

 

Assistant Professor Manos Kioupakis has been awarded the Early Faculty Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation for the investigation of quantum processes in bulk and nanostructured semiconductors with first-principles calculations.

 

Quantum processes play a crucial role in the operation of modern electronic, optoelectronic, and thermoelectric devices....

Poudeu group uses nano-engineering to boost efficiency of materials that convert waste heat to electrical energy

Poudeu group uses nano-engineering to boost efficiency of materials that convert waste heat to electrical energy

 

High-performance thermoelectric materials that convert waste heat to electricity could one day be a source of more sustainable power. But they need to be a lot more efficient before they could be effective on a broad scale in places like power plants or military bases, researchers say.

 

A University...

Rick Laine Receives SPJS International Award

Rick Laine Receives SPJS International Award

 

Professor Rick Laine has been named a recipient of the “SPSJ International Award” for 2013 by the Society of Polymer Science, Japan. The SPSJ International Award has been given to three or less polymer scientists every year who have done great contributions to the development in the field of polymer science.

The Award...

Katherine Sebeck Named J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows

Katherine Sebeck Named J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows

 

University of Michigan Materials Science and Engineering student Katherine Sebeck has been chosen as the 2013-2014 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program.

Katherine is a Ph.D. candidate and NDSEG fellow in the Kieffer Group within the Materials Science and Engineering Department.  As a Beyster Fellow,...

Rachel S. Goldman Named 2012 APS Fellow

Rachel S. Goldman Named 2012 APS Fellow

 

Prof. Rachel S. Goldman has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society for "contributions to the fundamental understanding of strain relaxation, alloy formation, and diffusion, and their applications to nanostructure processing." The criterion for election is exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise; e.g., outstanding physics research, important applications...

Kim group published Nature Materials about high performance paint-on plastic electronics

Kim group published Nature Materials about high performance paint-on plastic electronics

 

Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch, but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper, greener, "paint-on" plastic electronics.

 

"This is for the first time a thin-layer, conducting, highly aligned film for high-performance, paintable, directly writeable...

Eight MSE Faculty Have Projects Funded by MCubed

Eight MSE Faculty Have Projects Funded by MCubed

 

Akram Boukai, Jinsang Kim, Manos Kioupakis and Brian Love are leading projects in the innovated MCubed program. MCubed is a two-year seed-funding program designed to empower interdisciplinary teams of University of Michigan faculty to pursue new initiatives with major societal impact.

 

The MSE-related projects are:

 

Characterizing...

Tuteja Group Develops Superomniphobic Surfaces

Tuteja Group Develops Superomniphobic Surfaces

 

A nanoscale coating that's at least 95 percent air repels the broadest range of liquids of any material in its class, causing them to bounce off the treated surface, according to the University of Michigan engineering researchers who developed it.

In addition to super...