Taking a page from nature’s book could allow humans to mitigate subzero temperatures without harming the environment.
Polymers and Complex Fluids
Beating the freeze: Up to $11.5M for eco-friendly control over ice and snow
Freedom to fail: Engineering course redesign enhances learning while reducing student stress
Liberated by the pandemic, instructors produced 30,000 quizzes to replace exams and homework with individualized assessments. It worked.
Recent funding advances environmentally friendly conditioning agents in shampoo development
Procter and Gamble’s continued partnership with Ronald Larson and the Larson Lab explores greener opportunities for conditioning agents in shampoo.
$1.3M to improve urea production and reduce carbon dioxide emissions
Rather than contributing to emissions, the production of an essential fertilizer could consume carbon dioxide, and a U-M team will explore such a method.
New funding will advance desalination and water reuse technologies across the U.S.
Jovan Kamcev receives funding as one of 12 projects selected by the Department of Energy to improve the energy efficiency of desalination and water reuse technologies across the country.
Jovan Kamcev receives NSF CAREER Award
Jovan Kamcev has received an NSF CAREER Award to study interactions that govern ionic selectivity and conductivity of ion-exchange membranes.
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.
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.
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.
Academic-industrial partnership to develop new technology for boron removal from contaminated waters￼
Jovan Kamcev, U-M ChE assistant professor, was recently awarded funding from the National Alliance for Water Innovation (NAWI) for a collaborative project between University of Michigan, Yale University, and Magna Imperio Systems.
$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.
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.
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.
Nanofiber carpet could mimic gecko feet, polar bear fur
A new technique that mimics biological nanofiber arrays can grow chain-like molecules into 3D nanostructures.
Choosing a hard question in soft matter
Mike Solomon is an AAAS fellow for his contributions in colloids and is the new dean of Rackham Graduate School.
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.