Michigan Engineers are investigating new tactics for fighting bacteria in the era of antibiotic resistance. Erdogan Gulari's group is developing methods for designing anti-microbial peptides and Mike Solomon's group is studying the material properties of bacterial colonies.
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Sensing and software for advanced hybrid car battery systems
A team of electrical, mechanical, and chemical engineers dissects Ford's latest hybrid vehicle battery, starting a project to develop software that could prolong battery life. Chuck Monroe's group is studying the electrochemical systems within the cells as part of the effort.
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Solving the case of the herringbone nanocrystals
Leading nanoscientists created beautiful, tiled patterns with flat nanocrystals, but they were left with a mystery: why did some sets of crystals arrange themselves in an alternating, herringbone style? To find out, they turned to Sharon Glotzer's team for expert nanoparticle simulation.
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Closing the circle on algae biofuel
Turning algae into a biofuel that can readily replace petroleum looks promising, but one of the big roadblocks to mass-producing the algae is the need for fertilizer. Although algae have trouble reusing the nitrogen and phosphorus left in the water after their predecessors have been converted to bio-oil, the group of Nina Lin, an assistant professor of chemical engineering, found that bacteria can survive on those algae remnants.
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Kotov wins Langmuir Lecture Award from ACS
Nick Kotov has won the 2013 Langmuir Lecture Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS). He will deliver a plenary lecture in a special session of the Colloid and Surface Chemistry Division program at the 2013 Fall ACS National Meeting to be held in Indianapolis, Indiana.
ChE student travels with College group to India
College of Engineering Dean David Munson took a weeklong trip to India in March to explore educational opportunities for U-M students there. Graduating senior, Sita Syal, was one of seven students to accompany Dean Munson on the trip.The trip was designed to develop a platform for student engagement with companies owned by CoE Indian alumni.