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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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Material simulation with quantum accuracy wins Gordon Bell Prize

Material simulation with quantum accuracy wins Gordon Bell Prize

The prestigious award offered by the Association for Computing Machinery goes to the team of U-M mechanical engineering and MSE professor Vikram Gavini.

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Bushick receives NERSC Early-Career Achievement Award

Bushick receives NERSC Early-Career Achievement Award

Kyle Bushick (PHD '23) was recognized for developing a novel computational methodology to calculate the Auger-Meitner recombination rates in silicon.

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Rick Laine recognized with EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Rick Laine recognized with EPA Green Chemistry Challenge Award

Laine's team has developed new ways to refine common agricultural waste such as rice hulls into materials that can be used in lithium-ion batteries and other products important for the transition to green energy.

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Claudia Loebel receives Packard Fellowship to study cellular memory

Claudia Loebel receives Packard Fellowship to study cellular memory

Loebel joins the 'rarefied group' of Packard Fellows for her groundbreaking work and creative approach.

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$2M to fast track stronger alloys

$2M to fast track stronger alloys

Associate Professor Liang Qi is part of a team incorporating AI in its goal to make metal twice its current hardness.

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Hailey McKenna receives DOE SCGSR Award

Hailey McKenna receives DOE SCGSR Award

A member of the Goldman group, McKenna will spend nearly five months conducting dissertation research at Brookhaven National Lab (BNL) in New York.

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Rachel S. Goldman named Maria Goeppert Mayer Collegiate Professor

Rachel S. Goldman named Maria Goeppert Mayer Collegiate Professor

Goldman, an expert in materials physics, has made exceptional contributions to research, education and service.

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U-M to lead $30 million complex-particle center

U-M to lead $30 million complex-particle center

Three MSE-affiliated faculty will play key roles in designing materials that are more than the sum of their parts and can be rapidly translated to manufacturing using 3D printing.

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Holm heading up search committee for new Dean

Holm heading up search committee for new Dean

MSE chair Elizabeth Holm is leading an 18-person advisory committee to name a replacement for Alec Gallimore, who stepped down earlier this summer.

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Guiding the design of silicon devices with improved efficiency

Guiding the design of silicon devices with improved efficiency

In a newly published article, Dr. Kyle Bushick and Professor Manos Kioupakis highlight potential pathways to modify the AMR rate in silicon - the most important semiconductor and solar cell material - via strain engineering.

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Robert Hovden receives DOE Early Career Award

Robert Hovden receives DOE Early Career Award

Hovden, who explores matter at the atomic scale, was one of 93 scientific researchers in the country - and the only one in Michigan - to receive this prestigious honor.

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Cracking in lithium-ion batteries speeds up electric vehicle charging

Cracking in lithium-ion batteries speeds up electric vehicle charging

A newly published paper from the Li lab explains how - though it seems counterintuitive - cracks in the positive electrode of lithium-ion batteries is actually a good thing.

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Goldman lands $18M grant for new Center for Materials Innovation

Goldman lands $18M grant for new Center for Materials Innovation

The new center will build a campus-wide ecosystem for designing and manufacturing materials of the future at U-M while training a more representative workforce.

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Amit Misra to lead Michigan Materials Research Institute

Amit Misra to lead Michigan Materials Research Institute

Misra succeeds founding director Alan Taub and looks to build on the Institute's early impact.

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$7.5M to harness atomic-scale defects for next-generation information processing

$7.5M to harness atomic-scale defects for next-generation information processing

A team led by Rachel Goldman is exploring how disruptions in a material's atomic structure could act as "nano-pipelines" for efficient transport of charge and spin.

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Alan Taub tapped to lead new $130M U-M EV Center

Alan Taub tapped to lead new $130M U-M EV Center

Taub, a former auto executive, has a track record of successfully launching public-private partnerships.

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Amanda Wang receives NDSEG Award

Amanda Wang receives NDSEG Award

Wang's research focuses on wide bandgap semiconductors, which have potential applications for power electronics and radio frequency communication devices.

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