Open-source software enables researchers to see materials in 3D while they’re still on the electron microscope.
Visualizing nanoscale structures in real time
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.
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.
Chemical Engineering faculty and students recognized at AIChE Annual Meeting
U-M ChE Professor Nicholas Kotov, Adjunct Professor Karl Jacob and PhD student Harsh Agarwal were honored with individual awards and the U-M AIChE Student Chapter was named Outstanding Student Chapter for the 12th consecutive year.
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.
Light-twisting ‘chiral’ nanotechnology could accelerate drug screening
A new approach makes liquid-crystal-like beacons out of harmful amyloid proteins present in diseases such as Type II diabetes.
Powering robots: biomorphic batteries could provide 72 times more energy than stand-alone cells
The researchers compare them to fat deposits in living creatures.
World’s most complex synthetic microparticle outdoes nature’s intricacy
Creating and measuring intricacy in particles that could improve electronics and chemical reactions.
Nanoparticle-based, bio-inspired catalyst could help make more efficient reactions affordable
Chemical processes usually give us both mirror image versions of a molecule when we want only one.
Kirigami can spin terahertz rays in real time to peer into biological tissue
The rays used by airport scanners might have a future in medical imaging.
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.
Nightmare bacteria: Michigan Engineers discuss how to combat antibiotic resistance
Drug-resistant bugs are on the rise and new approaches are needed.
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.
Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar 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.
New class of antibiotics: nanobiotics
U-M researchers Nicholas Kotov and J. Scott VanEpps are collaborating to create a new class of antibiotics known as nanobiotics.
Twisted semiconductors for future moving holograms
Holographic displays need twisted light. Twisted semiconductors assembled with the help of amino acids may enable them.