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G. G. Brown: Mentor and pioneer

G. G. Brown: Mentor and pioneer

A leader whose methods and means were ahead of their time, Brown remains a Michigan icon.
Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel

Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles.
Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Electricity, eel-style: Soft power cells could run tomorrow’s implantables

Device generates over 100 volts from saltwater.
Jim Wilkes’ 5th edition published

Jim Wilkes’ 5th edition published

This fall, Prentice Hall published “Fluid Mechanics for Chemical Engineers: Microfluidics, CFD, and COMSOL Multiphysics 5,” 5th Edition.
Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

Kevlar-based artificial cartilage mimics the magic of the real thing

In spite of being 80 percent water, cartilage is tough stuff. Now, a synthetic material can pack even more H2O without compromising on strength.
Book review: The Energy of John J. McKetta Jr.

Book review: The Energy of John J. McKetta Jr.

If you are a John McKetta fan already, you’ll delight in learning more of the details behind the stories in a new book by his granddaughter, Elizabeth Sharp McKetta.
Cookies, coffee, chocolate and … gin?

Cookies, coffee, chocolate and … gin?

Chemical engineering students are getting a chance to apply their chemical engineering fundamentals to many food and drink related projects
Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system

White blood cells get busy taking out the trash – it could be a lifesaver when the immune system goes haywire.
MCubed hosts 2017 symposium

MCubed hosts 2017 symposium

Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health, was the keynote speaker.
Rapid research funding experiment triples its money

Rapid research funding experiment triples its money

‘MCubed’ will continue for another three-year cycle.