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.
Nicholas Kotov honored by MRS with the David Turnbull Lectureship
$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.
Sustainable biofuel: Design principles for bioengineered microbe catalysts
The US has been stuck on corn kernels for producing ethanol, rather than woody “cellulosic” material. Efficient microbes for converting cellulose to biofuel could change the game.
Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’
The new prototype cells can run for more than 100 cycles at 90 percent capacity and withstand hard impacts and even stabbing.
$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.