U-M ChE Professor Nicholas Kotov, Adjunct Professor Karl Jacob and PhD student Harsh Agarwal were honored with individual awards and the U-M AIChE Student Chapter was named Outstanding Student Chapter for the 12th consecutive year.
Chemical Engineering faculty and students recognized at AIChE Annual Meeting
Nicholas Kotov honored by MRS with the David Turnbull Lectureship
U-M ChE’s Nicholas Kotov has been recognized by the Materials Research Society (MRS) with the David Turnbull Lectureship for foundational discoveries in interface-based engineering of self-organizing materials.
Greg Thurber receives World ADC George R. Pettit Individual Input to the Field Award
U-M ChE associate professor, Greg Thurber, has been recognized with the George R. Pettit Individual Input to the Field Award. He was presented with the award at the 2021 World Antibody Drug Conjugate (World ADC) Conference.
$3.4M to turn up the heat at solar-thermal plants
Improved heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy could help the U.S. meet its goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030.
Improving the production of hydrogen through solar power
U-M ChE Assistant Professor Nirala Singh has received funding to help improve the efficiency of producing hydrogen fuel through solar power. The research is part of a sponsored agreement between SunHydrogen, Inc. and U-M.
Resurrecting quasicrystals: Findings could make an exotic material commercially viable
Self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical.
Sasha Cai Lesher-Pérez to join U-M Chemical Engineering in 2022
Sasha Cai Lesher-Pérez will join U-M Chemical Engineering in Fall 2022 as an assistant professor.
War and Professorship
U-M College of Engineering honors Suljo Linic on his amazing journey to the Martin Lewis Perl Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering.
Jovan Kamcev receives NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Award
U-M ChE Assistant Professor Jovan Kamcev has received a Young Membrane Scientist Award from the North American Membrane Society (NAMS) for research into developing next-generation membranes for brine concentration via electrodialysis.
$2M to replace fossil fuels with solar power in fertilizer production
The new approach could enable farmers to produce ammonia on-site, and also reduce CO2 emissions from fertilizer production.
Machine learning links material composition and performance in catalysts
Understanding how to design better catalysts could enable sustainable energy tech and make everyday chemicals more environmentally friendly.
Solving the plastic shortage
New catalyst could stabilize supplies of one of the world’s most important plastics.
New protein engineering method could accelerate the discovery of COVID-19 therapeutics
The method could one day be used to develop nanobodies against other viruses and disease targets as well.
Nanoengineering integrates crystals that don’t usually get along
A team of computational and experimental engineers demonstrate a blueprint for building materials with new properties from nanocrystals.
Setting the nation’s engineering research agenda
Michigan Engineers involved in NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, a force multiplier for high-impact research.
Light-twisting ‘chiral’ nanotechnology could accelerate drug screening
A new approach makes liquid-crystal-like beacons out of harmful amyloid proteins present in diseases such as Type II diabetes.
Black biomedical scientists still lag in research funding – here’s why that matters to all Americans
In The Conversation, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso says “If science is to benefit all Americans, science first must be done by all Americans.”`
How to end discrimination in health research funding
Network of U.S. biomedical engineering researchers calls to end funding disparities between Black and white scientists.
Scott Fogler honored as Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year
Award recognizes Fogler’s outstanding contributions to undergraduate education
Chemistry and energy: Machine learning to understand catalyst interactions
Toward harnessing machine learning to design the materials we want.