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Seven students receive 2024 NSF GRFP awards

Seven students receive 2024 NSF GRFP awards

The record number of award recipients underscores the department's exceptional quality of education and research.

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AI chips could get a sense of time

AI chips could get a sense of time

Timekeeping in the brain is done with neurons that relax at different rates after receiving a signal; now memristors—hardware analogues of neurons—can do that too.

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Kyle Bushick named 2024 Howes Scholar in Computational Science

Kyle Bushick named 2024 Howes Scholar in Computational Science

Bushick received the DOE CSGF award in recognition of his research accomplishments and outstanding leadership, integrity and character.

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Jonathan Goettsch receives DOE SCGSR award

Jonathan Goettsch receives DOE SCGSR award

A member of the Taub group, Goettsch will spend this summer working at the National Synchrotron Light Source II at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.

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First high-resolution 3D nanoscale chemical imaging achieved with multi-modal tomography

First high-resolution 3D nanoscale chemical imaging achieved with multi-modal tomography

New approach could advance nanomaterials for electronics, clean energy, biomedicine and more

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Research at Scale: Funding for materials centers tops $200M

Research at Scale: Funding for materials centers tops $200M

MSE faculty are leading six newly funded, innovative materials centers.

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Better battery manufacturing: Robotic lab vets new reaction design strategy

Better battery manufacturing: Robotic lab vets new reaction design strategy

Mixing unconventional ingredients in just the right order can make complex materials with fewer impurities. The robotic lab that tested the idea could be widely adopted.

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Anish Tuteja honored by College with faculty research award

Anish Tuteja honored by College with faculty research award

A world leader in surface science research, Tuteja has built a vibrant research enterprise at U-M involving ice-phobic, ice-shedding and anti-fouling coatings that have exciting real-life applications.

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Three MSE PhD students receive Rackham Predoctoral Awards

Three MSE PhD students receive Rackham Predoctoral Awards

The prestigious fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious, and impactful.

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MSE in Oscar-winning blockbuster "Oppenheimer"

MSE in Oscar-winning blockbuster "Oppenheimer"

MSE alumnus Ben Derby, a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, had an unforgettable experience as an extra in the critically acclaimed film.

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New class of 2D material displays stable charge density wave at room temperature

New class of 2D material displays stable charge density wave at room temperature

This exotic quantum phenomena could prove useful as a transistor in either classical or quantum computing, acting as a gate to control voltage flow.

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Avinava Roy first in MSE to receive AHA fellowship

Avinava Roy first in MSE to receive AHA fellowship

The American Heart Association (AHA) award will help support Roy’s research, which aims to help patients with atherosclerosis, a common cause of heart attacks.

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Claudia Loebel receives 2023 Crosby Award

Claudia Loebel receives 2023 Crosby Award

Assistant Professor Claudia Loebel plans to use the grant to enhance the recruitment of undergraduate students from underrepresented minority backgrounds within Michigan.

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Beating the freeze: Up to $11.5M for eco-friendly control over ice and snow

Beating the freeze: Up to $11.5M for eco-friendly control over ice and snow

The Tuteja group is developing new, nontoxic materials could one day keep airplane wings ice-free, or protect first responders from frostbite, and more.

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Squishy, metal-free magnets to power robots and guide medical implants

Squishy, metal-free magnets to power robots and guide medical implants

The Pena-Francesch group is creating robots from flexible materials which allows them to contort in unique ways, handle delicate objects and explore places that other robots cannot.

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Abdon Pena-Francesch receives AFOSR YIP Award

Abdon Pena-Francesch receives AFOSR YIP Award

Three-year grant will help advance robotic performance in soft materials.

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Sustainable synthesis route of hyaluronic acid polymers for biomedical applications

Sustainable synthesis route of hyaluronic acid polymers for biomedical applications

The new synthesis route developed by the Loebel lab could ultimately advance hydrogels' use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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Jingxian Li and Jinhong Min honored with 2023 MRS Graduate Student Awards

Jingxian Li and Jinhong Min honored with 2023 MRS Graduate Student Awards

Li and Min received the honor for their outstanding efforts to advance memory devices and batteries, respectively.

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Combining atomistic simulations and machine learning to predict grain boundary segregation in magnesium alloys

Combining atomistic simulations and machine learning to predict grain boundary segregation in magnesium alloys

The predictive model developed by the Qi group aims to optimize magnesium alloys, expanding use as a lightweight material in transportation systems.

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Sun group resolves 200-year-old geology mystery

Sun group resolves 200-year-old geology mystery

To build mountains from dolomite, a common mineral, it must periodically dissolve. This counter-intuitive discovery by Wenhao Sun and team could help make new semiconductors and more.

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