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
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.
Mitigating Carbon Dioxide and Nitrate Emissions Using Renewable Energy
Testing a novel chemical process that could simultaneously reduce emissions and remediate pollutants.
Andrej Lenert receives NSF Career Award￼
U-M ChE assistant professor, Andrej Lenert, has received a Career Award from the National Science Foundation for enabling light-driven thermodynamic cycles.
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.
Nina Lin receives NSF funding to advance microbial engineering technologies for biofuel
U-M ChE associate professor, Xiaoxia “Nina” Lin, has received NSF funding to support research and education in advancing and translating microbial engineering technologies for biofuel/biochemical production.
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.
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.
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.
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.