Harnessing electromagnetic stimuli, the project aims to manipulate materials for reactions, sensing and structural assembly innovations.
ACS funding helps advance reconfigurable electrocatalysis
Beating the freeze: Up to $11.5M for eco-friendly control over ice and snow
Taking a page from nature’s book could allow humans to mitigate subzero temperatures without harming the environment.
Squishy, metal-free magnets to power robots and guide medical implants
Strong enough to move soft robots and medical capsules, weak enough to not ruin MRI images.
Bulky additives could make cheaper solar cells last longer
The findings could help engineers methodically find the best molecules to increase the lifespan of perovskite solar cells, rather than relying on time-consuming trial and error.
Scientists observe composite superstructure growth from nanocrystals in real time
The findings could enable engineers to more reliably manufacture next-gen materials by combining different nanocrystals.
Sharon Glotzer named a Clarivate Citation Laureate
23 world-class researchers have been selected for exhibiting exceptional levels of citation among the scientific community within the areas of science recognized by the Nobel Prize.
Xiwen Gong nominated for Nature’s Inspiring Women in Science Program
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.
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.
Making the structure of ‘fire ice’ with nanoparticles
The structure harnesses a strange physical phenomenon and could enable engineers to manipulate light in new ways.
Using nano-helical polymers to improve optoelectronic chips
Findings will be useful in next-generation optoelectronics, polarization imaging and cryptographic communication.
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.
Joerg Lahann honored as AAAS Fellow
Joerg Lahann honored by AAAS for distinguished contributions to the field of polymeric materials engineering, including biointerfaces prepared using chemical vapor polymerization.
Bryan Goldsmith receives NSF CAREER Award
Bryan Goldsmith receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award to enhance the conversion of nitrate into valuable ammonia for waste management across industry, food and water systems.
Harsh Patel receives AMTA and Bureau of Reclamation Fellowship for Membrane Technology
PhD student, Harsh Patel receives Fellowship for Membrane Technology to investigate reducing the cost, energy usage and environmental impacts in water treatment and desalination.
“Transformer” pinwheels offer new twist on nano-engineered materials
Producing chirality, a property found throughout nature, through large-scale self-assembly could lead to applications in sensing, machine perception and more.
Understanding a cerium quirk could help advance grid-scale energy storage
It turns out cerium flow batteries lose voltage when electrolyte molecules siphon off energy to form different complexes around the metal.
Chem-E-Car Competition team heads to nationals after third place finish at regionals
The U-M Chem-E-Car team placed third in the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s regional competition in April after a turbulent path to the competition. This November, the team will move on to the national competition in Phoenix.
Rebecca Lindsey joins Michigan Chemical Engineering
New Assistant Professor Rebecca Lindsey’s work will focus on chemistry in multiscaled systems and material evolution under extreme and dynamically changing conditions.
Behind the Paper: Structure-color to control heat flow at high temperatures
This PhD student blog post explores heat-resistant nanostructures leveraging structure-color effects that could be used to turn heat into electricity.
Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity
The key to beating the heat is degrading the materials in advance.