U-M discovery dramatically reduces time it takes to build molecules
With a big assist from artificial intelligence and a heavy dose of human touch, U-M researchers have discovered how to speed up the time-consuming chemical process of building molecules that will be tomorrow’s medicines, agrichemicals, or materials.
How sound waves trigger immune responses to cancer in mice
By breaking down the cell wall “cloak,” the treatment exposes previously hidden cancer cell markers and could offer patients a treatment option without the harmful side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Not hidden but modern
U-M’s first Black woman to graduate with a PhD in computer science and engineering is driving change within the University of Florida and scaling her influence with a podcast.
U-M team recycles previously unrecyclable plastic
PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is one of the most-produced plastics in the U.S. and the third-highest by volume worldwide. Until recently, it had a zero percent recycling rate in the U.S. But scientists at U-M recently discovered how to chemically recycle PVC into usable material.
New hospital to be named for D. Dan and Betty Kahn
The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion is scheduled to open in fall 2025. The $920-million facility will include 264 private inpatient rooms, a neurosciences center, specialty cardiovascular and thoracic care services, and much more.
The undergrads who are battling a mysterious childhood cancer
LSA and U-M undergrads, as well as recent graduates, work in a lab at Michigan Medicine to find a cure for the always-fatal DIPG brain cancer. Undaunted by statistics, they strive to create a path to survival.
U-M reports record $1.71B in annual research volume
Total research volume at the University increased by 8.4% in FY ’22, fueling innovations in global health, Great Lakes water quality, firearm violence, and driverless vehicle technologies. FY ’22 also marked a record high of $973M in federally sponsored research expenditures.
First light at the most powerful laser in the U.S.
Michigan Engineering recently fired up the Zetawatt-Equivalent Ultrashort pulse laser System, promising new developments in medicine, electronics, and national security. Funded by the National Science Foundation, ZEUS will explore the physics of the quantum universe.
Engineering tough: Taking the F-150 electric
As chief nameplate engineer for the F-150 Lightning, Linda Zhang, BSE EE ’96/MSE CE ’98/MBA ’11, has impacted the design, development, and delivery of the electric vehicle, as well as the creation of its new manufacturing plant and Ford’s marketing campaign.