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DOE Provides Next-Phase Funding for Great Lakes Bioenergy Research

Monday, July 17, 2017
Late fall switchgrass harvest at the GLBRC / KBS LTER biofuels scale-up site; Photo Credit: J.E.Doll, Michigan State University

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center for an additional five years of funding to develop sustainable alternatives to transportation fuels and…

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MSU’s Gunn Named Fellow, American Society for Engineering Education

Friday, July 14, 2017
Craig Gunn

Craig Gunn, senior academic specialist in the Michigan State University Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been named a fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education. ASEE is…

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Recreating Interstellar Ions with Lasers

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Marcos Dantus

Trihydrogen, or H3+, has been called the molecule that made the universe, where it plays a greater role in astrochemistry than any other molecule. While H3+ is astronomically…

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MSU’s Dorgan Working to Reduce Wind Turbine Costs

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
2017, Michigan State University, John Dorgan. Copyright 2017 Michigan State University Board of Trustees, University Advancement, College of Engineering, Harley J Seeley Photography, Inc.

John R. Dorgan, one of the newest endowed chair holders on campus, is an expert in polymeric materials and a nationally recognized leader in developing composite materials for…

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MSU’s Couch: Computer Models Advance Supernova Research

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sean Couch is an assistant professor of physics and astronomy and computational mathematics, science and engineering. His research field is focusing on 3-D turbulence in stellar explosions and 3-D massive stellar evolution. Couch’s…

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MSU’s Dargazany Gets American Chemistry Society Grant

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Roozbeh Dargazany

Michigan State University engineering scholar Roozbeh Dargazany has earned an American Chemistry Society Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator grant for his research into stopping the degradation and…

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AAAS Interdisciplinary Panel Dives into Underwater Robotics

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Xiaobo Tan, a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of electrical and computer engineering, was part of a recent presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s…

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MSU’s Hamann Aims to Build More Efficient Solar Power Cells

Monday, June 26, 2017
Thomas W. Hamann with solar panels

Unless you have unlimited funds, finding solar power that is affordable and highly efficient is largely out of reach. A Michigan State University chemist is hoping to change…

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MSU’s Deb, Student Earn International IEEE Award

Friday, June 23, 2017
Himanshu Jain (L) and Kalyanmoy Deb (R)

Kalyanmoy Deb, Koenig Endowed Chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, and his student co-author, Himanshu Jain, received the “IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation Outstanding Paper Award”…

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Enhancing Motor Learning through Virtual Reality, Robotics

Friday, June 16, 2017

Although the terms motor skill and coordination bring to mind feats of elite athletes or musicians, there is a tremendous deal of skill and coordination required even to…

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