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.
Nicholas Kotov honored by MRS with the David Turnbull Lectureship
$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.
$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.
Most complex nanoparticle crystal ever made by design
Extraordinary nanoparticle crystals are possible by harnessing particle shape in addition to using DNA as smart glue.
Coating method could improve temporary implants that dissolve in the body
Very even, pure coatings that promote healing may now be possible for biodegradable sutures and bone screws.