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Engineering Immunity: Profiling COVID-19 Immune Responses and Developing a Vaccine

Michigan Engineering associate professor Fei Wen and team set to work to find a vaccine for COVID-19, while also collaborating with doctors to understand the details of immune responses at the cellular level. May 29, 2020. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article #Science ...


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How Everyday Products are Supercharging Methane, and What That Means

U-M Professor of Mechanical Engineering Margaret Wooldridge and team find that siloxanes, which are increasingly ending up in landfills, may be useful igniters of biogas; thus, producing more energy. November 13, 2019. #5mins #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter...


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Chemistry’s Green Future Takes Root in Flint

UM-Flint Inorganic Chemistry Associate Professor Nicholas Kingsley discusses the harmful effects PFAS has on human health and emphasizes a focus on Green Chemistry that could prevent dangerous chemicals from being created in the future. October 22, 2019. #5-15mins ...


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Nanoparticle-based, Bio-inspired Catalyst Could Help Make More Efficient Reactions Affordable

Engineering Professor Nicholas Kotov studied a chiral catalyst that can change chirality, or handedness, that is better at selecting chiral molecules than the previous catalysts. October 24, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #Science ...


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Just Add Water: U-M Chemists Suggest a Fix for Insoluble Drugs

U-M researchers discover a method to make highly insoluble drugs more bioavailable by keeping the drug in an amorphous state through unstable metal organic frameworks. October 3, 2019. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Science #Technology ...


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Defending Tom Brady

U-M Chemical Engineering Alumnus John Carrier investigates the deflated ball controversy surrounding Tom Brady and the New England Patriots' championship win in 2015. Carrier concludes that temperature differences could have effected the air pressure. July 4, 2019. #5-15mins ...


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Sustainable Biofuel: Design Principles for Bioengineered Microbe Catalysts

Chemical Engineering Professors Fei Wen and Robert Ziff explain their research on extracting sugars from the cellulose materials of plants, like woody stems and corn stalks, in order to stop using corn kernels for biofuel. July 22, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article ...


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‘Digital Alchemy’ to Reverse-engineer New Materials

U-M Department Chair of Chemical Engineering Sharon Glotzer uses digital alchemy, or working backwards from the desired material, to obtain the necessary particles for developing that material. July 5, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter ...


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Cancer is Smarter Than You Think: Q&A with Geeta Mehta

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Geeta Mehta conducts research in decoding the sophisticated inner workings of cancer in order to better treat cancer patients. June 18, 2019. # #Engineering #webarticle #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #scienceandtechnology #Cancer ...


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Cartilage Electrolyte For a Safe "Structural Battery"

Joseph B and Florence V Cejka Professor of Engineering Nicholas Kotov discusses new design prototypes for zinc structural batteries to make them small, safe, and rechargeable, finding that cartilage works best for ion-transporting material in batteries. January 8, 2019. # #Engineering ...