Terahertz light creates twisting vibrations in biomolecules such as proteins, confirming whether their compositions and structures are safe and effective.
Twisted vibrations enable quality control for chiral drugs and supplements
Nanotechnology: Theory predicts new type of bond that assembles nanoparticle crystals
Turns out entropy binds nanoparticles a lot like electrons bind chemical crystals.
Nanostructures get complex with electron equivalents
Nanoparticles of two different sizes break away from symmetrical designs.
New photonic effect could speed drug development
Twisted semiconductor nanostructures convert red light into the twisted blue light in tiny volumes, which may help develop chiral drugs.
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.
$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.
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.
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.
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.
Bryan Goldsmith is recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Named to AIChE’s “35 under 35” list in honor of his accomplishments in energy and environmental research.
Powering robots: biomorphic batteries could provide 72 times more energy than stand-alone cells
The researchers compare them to fat deposits in living creatures.
3D printing 100 times faster with light
The new method also results in a stronger print than typical layered models.
$1.6M for solar cell windows and high-temperature solar power
New sustainability research garners support from Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.
Compostable diapers are the aim of new sustainability startup
Safe and eco-friendly ingredients for personal care have attracted more than $1.5 million in venture capital.
Microscale 3D printing for medicine
New “jet writing” technique can make detailed 3D structures with clinically relevant materials for future implants and cancer studies.
Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel
Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles.
Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar mimics the magic of the real thing
In spite of being 80 percent water, cartilage is tough stuff. Now, a synthetic material can pack even more H2O without compromising on strength.
New class of antibiotics: nanobiotics
U-M researchers Nicholas Kotov and J. Scott VanEpps are collaborating to create a new class of antibiotics known as nanobiotics.