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New fluorescent OLEDs display greater efficiencies than believed possible

University of Michigan engineering researchers have designed an exceptionally efficient fluorescent blue OLED, or organic light emitting diode.

OLEDs are the next generation display technology. They are already used in televisions, cell phones and computers, and they are candidates for a vast array of light sources...

Heart of the Solution - Energy Frontiers

Heart of the Solution - Energy Frontiers

 

The Center for Solar and Thermal Energy (a Department of Energy Energy Frontier Research Center) at the University of Michigan works on developing solar energy technology as a possible solution to the global energy crisis.  This College of Engineering video explains the energy problems we face and potential solutions.  For...

Fundamental discovery could lead to better memory chips

Fundamental discovery could lead to better memory chips

 

Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have found a way to improve the performance of ferroelectric materials, which have the potential to make memory devices with more storage capacity than magnetic hard drives and faster write speed and longer lifetimes than flash memory.

In ferroelectric...

Kotov Named One of Top 100 Chemists in Last 10 Years

Kotov Named One of Top 100 Chemists in Last 10 Years

 

One of the most influential chemists to emerge in the last decade is a professor from Michigan Engineering.

Nick Kotov was recognized as one of the “Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010.” Kotov is a professor in the departments of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering.

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Organic phosphorescent crystals: A new light-emitting material

Organic phosphorescent crystals: A new light-emitting material

 

Michigan Engineering researcher Jinsang Kim and his colleagues have developed a new class of material that shines with phosphorescence---a property that has previously been seen only in non-organic compounds or organometallics. Kim is an an associate professor of materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, macromolecular science and engineering, and biomedical...

Allison Elected to National Academy of Engineering

Allison Elected to National Academy of Engineering

 

Professor John Allison is one of three College of Engineering faculty members newly elected to the National Academy of Engineering.  The NAE honors researchers for outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education including: pioneering new fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional engineering fields and developing and...

Goldman Receives College of Engineering Service Award

Goldman Receives College of Engineering Service Award

 

Professor Rachel S. Goldman is the recipient of the 2011 the College of Engineering Monroe-Brown Foundation Service Excellence Award.  The award is given to a faculty member who has demonstrated significant service contribution at the College and/or University levels.   Professor Goldman has shown an extraordinary commitment to service on...

Van der Ven Receives College of Engineering 1938E Award

Van der Ven Receives College of Engineering 1938E Award

 

Assistant Professor Anton Van der Ven is the 2011 recipient of the College of Engineering 1938E Award. This award is presented in recognition of an outstanding teacher in both elementary and advanced courses, an understanding counselor of students who seek guidance in their choice of career, a contributor to the...

Petascale Faculty Position

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), College of Engineering, University of Michigan, invites outstanding applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of computational materials science and engineering.  Emphasis will be placed on applicants with a record of research accomplishment in the area of...

Emmanuelle Marquis Joins MSE Faculty

Emmanuelle Marquis Joins MSE Faculty

 

In January of 2011, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan, welcomed Emmanuelle Marquis to the faculty.  Emmanuelle comes to the University from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, where she was the holder of a prestigious Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship in the...

Anish Tuteja Awarded Young Investigator Program from AFOSR

Anish Tuteja Awarded Young Investigator Program from AFOSR

 

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research.

The objective of this program is...

Forcing mismatched elements together could yield better solar cells

In what could be a step toward higher efficiency solar cells, an international team including University of Michigan professors has invalidated the most commonly used model to explain the behavior of a unique class of materials called highly mismatched alloys.

New mixing methods such as "molecular beam epitaxy" are allowing...

John Allison Joins MSE Faculty

John Allison Joins MSE Faculty

 

In the Fall of 2010 the Materials Science and Engineering Department of the University of Michigan will welcome John Allison as a professor.

Allison comes to the University from Ford Motor Company, where he was a senior technical leader in the Research and Advanced Engineering organization. Over the twenty seven...

Wayne Jones Receives 2010 ASM Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award

Wayne Jones Receives 2010 ASM Albert Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award

 

Prof. J. Wayne Jones, FASM, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan will receive ASM International's 2010 Alfred Easton White Distinguished Teacher Award. He is being cited for "his research to increase the knowledge of materials science and engineering, and...

Remembering Donald N. Frey - Designer of the Mustang

Remembering Donald N. Frey - Designer of the Mustang

 

The members of the Materials Science and Engineering Department were saddened to hear of the passing of Donald N. Frey, one of its most famous alumni. Dr. Frey was the engineer who headed up the design and development of the Ford Mustang, the sporty, stylish and affordable "muscle car" that...