Findings will be useful in next-generation optoelectronics, polarization imaging and cryptographic communication.
Using nano-helical polymers to improve optoelectronic chips
Funding received to advance nanotechnology for cancer treatment
Funding from the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery supports nanotechnology to improve cancer detection and diagnostics.
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.
“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.
Alum Eranda Nikolla returns to U-M as Professor of Chemical Engineering
Nikolla’s research will expand upon the idea of developing efficient chemical and energy conversion and storage processes through heterogeneous catalyst design to minimize environmental impact.
New funding supports development of novel membranes for treatment of brine waste via electrodialysis
U-M ChE Assistant Professor Jovan Kamcev receives funding from the Bureau of Reclamation Desalination and Water Purification Program to develop novel membranes to treat brine waste produced in desalination plants.
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.
Behind the Paper: Enabling Multi-Objective Antibody Optimization
This PhD student blog post explores the use of machine learning for simultaneously optimizing antibody affinity and specificity, which could help accelerate drug development.
$2.38M to test nano-engineered brain cancer treatment in mice
A protein that crosses the blood-brain barrier carries a drug that kills tumor cells and another that activates the immune system.
Nanobiotics: model predicts how nanoparticles interact with proteins
Nano-engineered drugs that stop harmful bacteria and viruses could be on the horizon.
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.
Nicholas Kotov receives ACS Outstanding Achievement Award in Nanoscience
U-M ChE’s Nicholas Kotov has received the 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award in Nanoscience from the American Chemical Society (ACS).
Twisted vibrations enable quality control for chiral drugs and supplements
Terahertz light creates twisting vibrations in biomolecules such as proteins, confirming whether their compositions and structures are safe and effective.
ChE PhD students receive Mistletoe Research Fellowships
U-M ChE’s Cailin Buchanan, Misché Hubbard and Niloufar Salehi have received Mistletoe Research Fellowships that include both a research grant and a nine-month accelerator program that partners students with hardware startups.
Nanotechnology: Theory predicts new type of bond that assembles nanoparticle crystals
Turns out entropy binds nanoparticles a lot like electrons bind chemical crystals.