Recent Research

Russell E. Johnson, assistant professor of management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University
Managers who carefully monitor the fairness of workplace decisions make their employees happier and, ultimately, their companies more productive. But they may be wearing down their own emotional and mental resilience, according to new research by a Michigan State University business management professor.
  • A biosensor (green) genetically engineered at Michigan State University indicates the presence of latent tuberculosis.
    Michigan State University’s Robert Abramovitch has genetically engineered a green-glowing protein to find latent tuberculosis, a tiny triumph that promises to have a big impact in the fight against one of the world’s deadliest diseases.
  • MSU has awarded funding to six MSU-led teams of researchers from several universities and clinical settings to investigate new approaches to research in autism, intellectual and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.
  • The Tridge is a three-way wooden footbridge spanning the Chippewa and Tittabawassee Rivers in Midland, Mich.
    Michigan State University will soon open a new faculty research and teaching facility in Midland, Mich., about 80 miles north of MSU’s East Lansing, Mich., campus, which will be dedicated to pursuing world-class research in value chain creation and management.

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  • MSU water research aims to improve environmental health, economic health and human health.
  • MSU Libraries combs through individual blog posts written by members of the MSU community to find the most interesting - and sometimes challenging - entries to re-post on Spartan Ideas.
  • Switchgrass (left), a perennial warm season grass native to North America, can be made into renewable biofuel. Fermentation equipment (right) uses microorganisms to ferment glucose (complex sugars) into ethanol, one of the most common biofuels.
    Thanks to a $1.09 million grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund, plus matching funds from Michigan State University (MSU), several bio-based MSU research projects will be fast-tracked for commercial development over the next three years.
  • Plant sugars have been fermented into ethanol for hundreds of years. Currently, most ethanol is made from corn grain or sugar cane. Bruce Dale, professor of chemical engineering and materials science, is an expert on making ethanol from cellulose, plant stalks, grass, corn cobs and other woody plant parts.
  • Michigan State University scientists are working to make new energy storage technologies a marketplace reality.
  • Cross-disciplinary teams of MSU researchers are gaining national and international recognition for their pioneering solutions to the critical health challenges faced by women.