With applications in transportation, energy, health care and more, the center includes African universities and creates opportunities for overlooked talent in the U.S.
Largest U.S. investment in particle self-assembly seeks to deliver on nanotechnology’s promise
Using nano-helical polymers to improve optoelectronic chips
Findings will be useful in next-generation optoelectronics, polarization imaging and cryptographic communication.
Funding received to advance nanotechnology for cancer treatment
Funding from the Forbes Institute for Cancer Discovery supports nanotechnology to improve cancer detection and diagnostics.
For the first time, controlling the degree of twist in nanostructure particles
Being able to decide not only whether a micron-scale particle twists but also how much could open new avenues for machine vision and more.
“Hedgehog” particles demonstrate new potential for green catalysis
Chemical Engineering-led research finds new potential for green catalysis using a unique property of hedgehog particles.
“Transformer” pinwheels offer new twist on nano-engineered materials
Producing chirality, a property found throughout nature, through large-scale self-assembly could lead to applications in sensing, machine perception and more.
Visualizing nanoscale structures in real time
Open-source software enables researchers to see materials in 3D while they’re still on the electron microscope.
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.