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Postdoc Nancy Senabulya receives prestigious AAUW Fellowship

Postdoc Nancy Senabulya receives prestigious AAUW Fellowship

MSE congratulates Nancy Senabulya, a post-doc with Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani, for receiving an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellowship! 

"I am so grateful...

“Everything-repellent” coating could kid-proof phones, homes

“Everything-repellent” coating could kid-proof phones, homes

In an advance that could grime-proof phone screens, countertops, camera lenses and countless other everyday items, a materials science researcher at the University of Michigan...

Keara Saud wins coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Keara Saud wins coveted NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

PhD candidate Keara Saud (2nd year, Solomon group) last week won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. More than 12,000 graduate students from across...

Shahani receives 2nd Young Investigator Program Award

Shahani receives 2nd Young Investigator Program Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani! 

Shahani’s proposal "Abnormal Grain Growth in Four Dimensions” has been selected by Army Research Office (ARO) to receive...

Aeriel Murphy wins Rackham's Lipschutz Award

Aeriel Murphy wins Rackham's Lipschutz Award

MSE Ph.D. candidate Aeriel Murphy has been selected to receive the Susan Lipschutz Award in the amount of $8,000.  The award is for spring and...

Grad students take MSE lessons to middle school classroom

Grad students take MSE lessons to middle school classroom

On February 5 and 6, MSE Outreach (comprised of 15 MSE graduate students) ventured across town to Forsythe Middle School to introduce more than 200...

Katsuyo Thornton named the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Katsuyo Thornton named the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

MSE is pleased to announce that Professor Katsuyo Thornton has been named the L.H. and F.E. Van Vlack Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. A...

MSE graduate Kevin Golovin receives coveted Distinguished Dissertation Award

MSE graduate Kevin Golovin receives coveted Distinguished Dissertation Award

MSE is proud to announce that Kevin Golovin (PhD '17) is one of only 10 recent U-M graduates selected to receive a ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation...

Materials Science of Chocolate: Tasting the Difference

Materials Science of Chocolate: Tasting the Difference

On January 18, Prof. Ashwin Shahani and the Michigan Materials Society (MMS) organized an outreach activity for undeclared undergraduate students. Participants investigated the tempering of...

Now Showing in 3D: Quasicrystal Growth and Dissolution

Now Showing in 3D: Quasicrystal Growth and Dissolution

Assistant Professor Ashwin Shahani and his team recently captured the real-time growth and dissolution of decagonal (2D) and icosahedral (3D) quasicrystals. Quasicrystals are structures that exhibit...

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

“Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.”

For many of those around at the release of Star Wars in 1977, that scene was...

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to...

MSE's Katsuyo Thornton part of team whose Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

MSE's Katsuyo Thornton part of team whose Surprising discovery could lead to better batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most common...

Metals that court chaos could be the future of computing (video)

Metals that court chaos could be the future of computing (video)

U-M assistant professor of materials science and engineering John Heron believes that entropy-stabilized oxides—metal mixtures that contain as many as eight different elements instead of...

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Inspired by the electric eel, a flexible, transparent electrical device could lead to body-friendly power sources for implanted health monitors and medication dispensers, augmented-reality contact...