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Mohsen Taheri Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
Mohsen Taheri Receives Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship
03/24/2020

The Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. We seek to support students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and impactful.

Stronger, stiffer, greener: Carbon-negative natural-fiber composites
Stronger, stiffer, greener: Carbon-negative natural-fiber composites
03/10/2020

Lightening the weight of the machines that move people by land, sea and air is beneficial for many reasons, including improved fuel efficiency and the ability to carry higher payloads or added safety systems. A 10% reduction in the weight of a passenger car, for instance, leads to about a 6% improvement in fuel economy.

Exploring a Novel, Nanoscale Thermal Switch
Exploring a Novel, Nanoscale Thermal Switch
02/12/2020

ME Professors Edgar Meyhofer and Pramod Reddy have shown for the first time how a nanoscale thermal switch can be built by employing nanoscale effects that arise when heat is transferred between a hot and cold nanoscale-thick membrane via thermal radiation.

Yue Fan winner of NSF CAREER Award Program
Yue Fan winner of NSF CAREER Award Program
01/21/2020

Fan’s proposal entitled, “Connecting Grain Boundary’s Metastability Evolution to Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Alloys During Non-Equilibrium Processing,” won the award.

New Paper Published in Nature Communications titled, “Exact exchange-correlation potentials from ground-state electron densities”
New Paper Published in Nature Communications titled, “Exact exchange-correlation potentials from ground-state electron densities”
10/04/2019

ME Professor Vikram Gavini, U-M Chemistry Professor, Paul Zimmerman, and ME Post-doc fellow, Bikash Kanungo, have been working on this challenge and have had their paper titled, “Exact exchange-correlation potentials from ground-state electron densities” published in Nature Communications on October 3, 2019, explaining their findings on solving the problem.