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.
Chem-E-Car Competition team heads to nationals after third place finish at regionals
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.
Visualizing nanoscale structures in real time
Open-source software enables researchers to see materials in 3D while they’re still on the electron microscope.
Sharon Glotzer receives Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship
Sharon C. Glotzer, Anthony C. Lembke Department Chair of Chemical Engineering, has received the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense.
Nicholas Kotov elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Nicholas Kotov, Irving Langmuir Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Sciences and Engineering, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Only 13,500 members have been elected since 1780.
José Carlos Díaz receives National Water Research Institute AMTA Fellowship for Membrane Technology￼
PhD student, José Carlos Díaz, has received a National Water Research Institute AMTA Fellowship for Membrane Technology. The fellowship supports research projects that advance membrane technologies in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries.
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.
$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.