Nature’s Inspiring Women in Science Award is a prestigious recognition that celebrates the accomplishments of women in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Xiwen Gong nominated for Nature’s Inspiring Women in Science Program
AI tool helps optimize antibody medicines
Machine learning points out why antibodies fail to stay on target, binding to molecules that aren’t markers of disease—and suggests better designs.
Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise
With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked talent in the U.S.
Funding supports solution to detect lead in drinking water
Research led by Mark Burns is refining a solution to rapidly detect lead in drinking water.
A stretchable nano-crumpled material could help prevent infection in patients with medical implants
The material could provide a low-cost and scalable solution for long-term antibacterial protection.
AI could run a million microbial experiments per year
Automation uncovers combinations of amino acids that feed two bacterial species and could tell us much more about the 90% of bacteria that humans have hardly studied.
$3.8M grant supports protein engineering technologies that improve brain delivery of neuroprotective antibodies for treating Alzheimer’s disease
The research will involve developing and optimizing bifunctional antibodies, which target one molecule at the blood-brain barrier for transport into the brain and a second molecule in the brain to mediate neuroprotective function.
Funding received to advance nanotechnology for cancer treatment
Funding from the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery supports nanotechnology to improve cancer detection and diagnostics.
Student-led initiative tests a solar-powered refrigerator in rural communities
Creating a sustainable solution to increase vaccine accessibility.
For the first time, controlling the degree of twist in nanostructure particles
Being able to decide not only whether a micron-scale particle twists but also how much could open new avenues for machine vision and more.
Jouha Min receives V Scholar Grant for Cancer Research
The funding will support advanced treatment prediction and tracking tools for pediatric glioma.
Lola Eniola-Adefeso named National Academy of Inventors Senior Member
NAI Senior Members are rising stars who foster a spirit of innovation while educating and mentoring the next generation of inventors.
A transformational experience — Malini Mukherji
One of chemical engineering’s newest alumni and recent NSF-GRFP recipient, Malini Mukherji, had a transformational experience at U-M through learning, research and leading the ChE honor society.
Lola Eniola-Adefeso and international team receive $7.5M for cardiovascular disease research
U-M ChE professor, Lola Eniola-Adefeso, is part of an international research team that recently received $7.5 million from the Leducq Foundation for their AntheroGEN project focused on sex-specific mechanisms of cardiovascular disease.
Durante Pioche-Lee receives Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
U-M ChE PhD student Durante Pioche-Lee has received a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine which is granted annually to individuals demonstrating superior scholarship and commitment to teaching and research.
$2.38M to test nano-engineered brain cancer treatment in mice
A protein that crosses the blood-brain barrier carries a drug that kills tumor cells and another that activates the immune system.
Nanobiotics: model predicts how nanoparticles interact with proteins
Nano-engineered drugs that stop harmful bacteria and viruses could be on the horizon.
Twisted vibrations enable quality control for chiral drugs and supplements
Terahertz light creates twisting vibrations in biomolecules such as proteins, confirming whether their compositions and structures are safe and effective.
An all-female thesis defense committee
A PhD student and four faculty members reflect on the role gender has played in their lives as engineers—and the progress the field has made.
Joerg Lahann receives funding to improve cancer-fighting technologies
U-M ChE’s Joerg Lahann, the Wolfgang Pauli Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, has received funding for a joint industry-academic cancer research project with Gradalis. The research focuses on finding methods to utilize a patient’s cancer cells to create personalized therapeutics to treat cancer.