MSE News

U-Michigan part of $120M DoE battery research hub

U-Michigan part of $120M DoE battery research hub

A dozen University of Michigan researchers will play an integral role in a national multimillion-dollar collaborative effort to develop breakthrough batteries for longer-range electric vehicles...

Kim group develops practical way to predict and modulate conjugated polymer's energy levels

Kim group develops practical way to predict and modulate conjugated polymer's energy levels

Efficient plastic solar cells could make solar energy cost-effective, but their development has been hindered by the near-impossibility of predicting how much...

Alan Taub Joins UM MSE as Professor

Alan Taub Joins UM MSE as Professor

The MSE department welcomes Alan Taub, who has joined the faculty as Professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Taub...

John Allison Leads DoE Software Innovation Center

John Allison Leads DoE Software Innovation Center

It takes between 10 and 20 years to develop a new material — an advanced metal alloy, for example, that can be...

Tuteja Group develops smart filter that strains oil out of water

Tuteja Group develops smart filter that strains oil out of water

A smart filter with a shape-shifting surface can separate oil and water using gravity alone, an advancement that could be useful in...

Rachel Goldman named Fellow of the AVS

Rachel Goldman named Fellow of the AVS

Rachel Goldman has been named a Fellow of AVS.  Fellowship recognizes AVS members who have made sustained and outstanding scientific and technical...

Green Group develops new smart fluid

Green Group develops new smart fluid

Liquids that thicken dramatically when you zap them with electricity are used today as shock absorbers in car brakes and clutches, among...

Nerve gas litmus test could sense airborne chemical weapons

Nerve gas litmus test could sense airborne chemical weapons

Nerve gases are colorless, odorless, tasteless and deadly. While today's soldiers carry masks and other protective gear, they don't have reliable ways...

Rick Laine named ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Fellow

Rick Laine named ACS Division of Polymer Chemistry Fellow

Rick Laine has been named a Fellow of The American Chemical Society Division of Polymer Chemistry for 2012. Selection from among the eligible nominees is...

Researchers watch a next-gen memory bit switch in real time

Researchers watch a next-gen memory bit switch in real time

For the first time, engineering researchers have been able to watch in real time the nanoscale process of a ferroelectric memory bit switching between the...

Xiaoqing Pan named ACerS Fellow

Xiaoqing Pan named ACerS Fellow

Xiaoqing Pan has been named a Fellow of The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) for 2011.
Elevation to "Fellow" is a peer recognition—each nomination is signed...

Materials Research Society Names Peter F. Green as Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications

Materials Research Society Names Peter F. Green as Inaugural Editor-in-Chief of MRS Communications

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Peter F. Green as editor-in-chief of its newest publication, MRS Communications.

Green is the Vincent T. and Gloria...

Manos Kioupakis Joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

Manos Kioupakis Joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

The MSE department welcomes Manos Kioupakis, who has joined the faculty as an assistant professor.   

Kioupakis uses parallel first-principles computational methods and high-performance...

Pierre Ferdinand Poudeu Joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

Pierre Ferdinand Poudeu Joins UM MSE as Assistant Professor

Pierre Ferdinand Poudeu joined the Department as an assistant professor.

Poudeu studied chemistry at the University of Yaounde-I in Cameroon and earned his doctoral degree...

Sharon Glotzer named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Sharon Glotzer named to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor Sharon Glotzer is one of two UM faculty members named to the 2011 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious...