A team of computational and experimental engineers demonstrate a blueprint for building materials with new properties from nanocrystals.
Nanoengineering integrates crystals that don’t usually get along
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.
Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat
By reflecting nearly all the light they can’t turn into electricity, they help pave the way for storing renewable energy as heat.
Powering robots: biomorphic batteries could provide 72 times more energy than stand-alone cells
The researchers compare them to fat deposits in living creatures.
Study suggests method to starve pancreatic cancer cells
Rather than attacking cancer cells directly, new cell-model research probes weaknesses in pancreatic cancer’s interactions with other cells to obtain nutrients needed for tumor growth.
How rod-shaped particles might distract an out-of-control immune response
When white blood cells don’t know when to stop, an injection of rod-shaped particles may draw them away from a site of excessive inflammation.
Engineering immunity: Profiling COVID-19 immune responses and developing a vaccine
As COVID-19 looks more like a disease of the immune system, a Michigan engineer is working with doctors to look at how immune responses differ between mild and severe cases.
U-M-approved face shield design guides makers addressing the PPE shortage through 3D printing
As Ann Arbor’s maker community sprang into action making face shields, Michigan Medicine and the U-M College of Engineering offered a recommended design that is effective and straightforward to produce.
World’s most complex synthetic microparticle outdoes nature’s intricacy
Creating and measuring intricacy in particles that could improve electronics and chemical reactions.
Containment efforts appear to step down the spread of COVID-19 from the exponential norm
Deaths in China reflect a slower expansion of the new coronavirus, suggesting a fractal network.
U-M spinoff offers free coronavirus test kits to researchers
The kits help researchers understand where the virus came from and how it operates.
Cancer: Faster screening to hit “undruggable” targets
Coiled proteins could stop cancer and other diseases from overriding signals within cells.
Nanoparticle-based, bio-inspired catalyst could help make more efficient reactions affordable
Chemical processes usually give us both mirror image versions of a molecule when we want only one.
Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine
While previous structures guessed at the environment that cells would want, the new design lets the cells build to their own specifications.
Kirigami can spin terahertz rays in real time to peer into biological tissue
The rays used by airport scanners might have a future in medical imaging.