1/17/2017 – Midori Maeda named runner-up in ‘The Search for Hidden Figures’ contest

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 »

1/5/2017 – Cancer diagnostic startup co-founded by Macro alum Seungpyo Hong raises $2.9M

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 »

10/27/2016 – Two Macro students on winning team for P&G Innovations in 3D Printing Challenge

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 »

10/5/2016 – U-M battery startup Elegus Technologies forms $1.5M joint venture

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 »

2/15/2016 – Ph.D. Student Leanna Foster wins College of Engineering Distinguished Leadership Award

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 »