Self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical.
Resurrecting quasicrystals: Findings could make an exotic material commercially viable
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.
Three faculty members awarded a $1.5M DoE grant
Professor Nina Lin, and co-PIs, professors Andrew Allman and Maciek R. Antoniewicz, will be working on this project.
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.
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.
Electron transfer discovery is a step toward viable grid-scale batteries
The liquid electrolytes in flow batteries provide a bridge to help carry electrons into electrodes, and that changes how chemical engineers think about efficiency.
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.
Two awards grant more than 1.5 million hours on two of the world’s fastest supercomputers
Two awards—including a competitive U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science award—will power Michigan Engineering research by providing more than 1.5 million node hours combined on two of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Sharon C. Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, received a 2019 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory […]
How Mcubed is helping derisk research investments
Two precursors for innovation are the ability to take risks and move quickly, but conventional research funding doesn’t offer that flexibility. A six-year-old program has radically changed the way new studies get funded at Michigan, and it’s now expanding to enable long-term investment in interdisciplinary collaboration. Together with Alec Gallimore, presently the Robert J. Vlasic […]
Glotzer, Larson receive prestigious American Physical Society prizes
Sharon C. Glotzer and Ronald G. Larson have received prestigious American Physical Society prizes. Glotzer, the Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, received the Aneesur Rahman Prize for outstanding achievement in computational physics research. Larson, the George Granger Brown Professor and A.H. White Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering, received the Polymer Physics […]
Revealing the demise of native American dogs
Around 15,000 years ago, man’s best friend followed humans—most likely from Siberia—into North America, according to new findings from an international team of researchers. They discovered the true evolutionary history of American dogs, debunking the belief that the continent’s earliest dogs descended from North American wolves. But surprisingly, the dogs who roamed the Americas before […]