Producing chirality, a property found throughout nature, through large-scale self-assembly could lead to applications in sensing, machine perception and more.
“Transformer” pinwheels offer new twist on nano-engineered materials
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.
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.
1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery could quintuple electric vehicle ranges
The nanofibers recycled from Kevlar vests are harnessed in a biomimetic design to help solve a battery’s longevity problem.
Joerg Lahann elected as an NAI Fellow
U-M ChE’s Joerg Lahann, the Wolfgang Pauli Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering, has been elected as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) fellow in honor of his contributions to invention, innovative discovery, significant impacts on society and enhancement of innovation.