Macro provided summer support to three students thanks to generous sponsorship of the program by 3M. Macro Ph.D. students Nathan Jones, Arushi Gupta, and Kelly Wang were selected as 3M Summer Fellows.
Professor Ellen Arruda was one of three Michigan faculty recently elected as a new member of the National Academy of Engineering. One of the highest honors given to engineers in the U.S., Professor Arruda was selected for “pioneering research in polymer and tissue mechanics and their application in innovative commercial products.” Read More Continue Reading »
Recent Master’s graduate Midori Maeda was named one of 10 runners-up in a national contest that aimed to recognize emerging female visionaries in STEM fields. Midori was selected from a pool of over 7,000 applicants and will receive a $10,000 research fellowship in addition to membership in the New York Academy of Sciences. Midori was the Continue Reading »
Apoorv Shanker (Kim Group) was named a winner of the MRS Silver Graduate Student Award at the Fall 2016 MRS meeting. Apoorv’s presentation was titled “Molecular Engineering of Polymers to Realize High Thermal Conductivity in Amorphous Systems”.
Capio Biosciences aims to commercialize a device that could help cancer researchers capture greater numbers of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), which are a valuable indicator of how a cancer (and treatment) is progressing. Dr. Hong recently joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, having previously been at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read Continue Reading »
Macro students Abhishek Dhyani and Ying Liu, both members of the Fall 2016 Macro Ph.D. cohort, were members of the winning team of the P&G Innovations in 3D Printing Challenge. Other team members included Dr. Kazem Ardakani (Chemistry), Mohsen Taheri (MechE), and Derick White (Chemistry). The team’s proposal for a new approach to additive manufacturing is Continue Reading »
Elegus Technologies, co-founded in 2014 by Macro Ph.D. candidate Siu On Tung, has formed a $1.5M partnership with manufacturing companies XALT Energy and Energy Power Systems. Siu On is an inventor of the battery separator technology that Elegus has commercialized, utilizing aramid nanofiber based separators to create safer high-energy and power lithium-ion batteries. Read More Continue Reading »
The lab of Macro Professor Shuichi Takayama has created a ‘kidney on a chip’ device that can mimic how medicine flows through the kidney. The device has the potential to lead to more precise drug dosing as it can closely replicate the environment inside the kidney. Read More
The lab of Macro Professor Ellen Arruda and the Mitigatium project team has worked to develop a shock-absorbing football helmet that provides better head protection than current technology. The material aims to protect heads against force and impulse rather than just the peak force that can be endured. The project is funded in part by Continue Reading »
Leanna Foster, a second year Macro Ph.D. student working in the lab of Professor Kenichi Kuroda, was selected as a recipient of the 2015-16 Distinguished Leadership Award from the College of Engineering. The award, which is open to all undergraduate and graduate engineering students, recognizes outstanding leadership and service to the College, University, and community. Continue Reading »