January 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Michigan researcher and ACerS member Richard Laine is pioneering a new approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle—his technique for production of high-purity silica reduces energy consumption while simultaneously utilizing agricultural waste.
November 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from the University of Michigan have figured out how to craft rounded crystals—a development that could advance LEDs, solar cells, functional coatings, and pharmaceutics—that resemble the bumpy surface of starfish shells.
October 28th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Michigan researchers have been working on a scheme to use ceramics to improve even safer solid-state batteries, which completely do away with aqueous solutions altogether.
October 1st, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Novel oxide electronics, reference nano-materials, graphene alternatives, flexible electronics, cheap solar cells, and LEDs, LEDs, LEDs.
September 30th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Piezoelectric materials are finding their way into some interesting energy-independent devices, including a chinstrap that collects energy from chewing and aircraft wings that morph for airplane agility.
April 19th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new study indicates that university research is more than fodder for headlines—rather, it’s a “key component of the US economic ecosystem.”
April 18th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Michigan researchers have used their circadian rhythm research to develop an iPhone app that can help weary travelers adjust to timezone changes and mitigate jet lag
April 8th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest on April 8,
March 7th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Michigan scientists have given solar cells a makeover--their semi-transparent cells can be printed with designs and colors, opening up new surfaces for solar cells
October 2nd, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Scientists at the University of Michigan have developed an inexpensive distillation process to transform common silica from sand and other materials into chemicals that can be used in fireproofing and waterproofing materials, textiles, and other products