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Three MSU Researchers Celebrated as Top Innovators

Friday, April 15, 2016
Basso, Reguera, Asmussen

Three Michigan State University professors have been recognized for their accomplishments in innovative technology and research during the sixth annual MSU Innovation Celebration. The center recognizes the MSU…

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The Cheat: How Volkswagen Tried to Fool Emissions Testing

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Arvind Thiruvengadam

West Virginia researcher Arvind Thiruvengadam, the scientist who discovered the elevated levels of emissions in Volkswagon vehicles, will speak Tuesday, April 19 at Michigan State University. Thiruvengadam’s talk…

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Lai Awarded $500,000 for Bi-Functional Battery Research

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Wei Lai

Wei Lai, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science in the MSU College of Engineering, has been awarded a five-year $500,000 NSF Faculty Early Career Development…

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MSU Report Spotlights Research Potential for ‘Tomorrow’

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
2016 President's Report

The 2016 Michigan State University President’s Report features a few of the many Spartan researchers who are making discoveries in some of the most promising and critical areas. It…

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Seeking the Origins of Gold in the Universe

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Witold Nazarewicz, a professor at the MSU-based Facility for Rare Isotope Beams

Michigan State University researchers, working with colleagues from Technical University Darmstadt in Germany, are zeroing in on the answer to one of science’s most puzzling questions: Where did…

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New Superconducting Magnetic Memory Element Developed

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
(L to R): Physics and Astronomy Professor Norman Birge, graduate students Bethany Niedzielski and Joseph Glick, and Scientific Instrument Facilities Coordinator Reza Loloee, Ph.D., stand next to the high-vacuum sputtering system used in the project.

In a research project funded through the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) organization, several Michigan State University researchers, as well as scientists from Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation,…

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Finding New, Cleaner Uses for Methane

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Daniel Mindiola and Milton Smith III

Methane is the world’s most abundant hydrocarbon. It’s the major component of natural gas and shale gas and, when burned, is an effective fuel. But it’s also a…

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Organic Nanowires Can Transport Charges Like Man-Made

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Gemma Reguera

A microbial protein fiber discovered by a Michigan State University scientist transports charges at rates high enough to be applied in manmade nanotechnologies. The discovery, featured in the…

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MSU Math Prof Lands Prestigious Simons Fellowship

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Dapeng Zhan

Michigan State University Mathematics Associate Professor Dapeng Zhan is among 30 researchers nationally who have been awarded a 2016 Simons Fellowship in Mathematics. The Simons Fellows Program provides…

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Harnessing Microbe-Electrode Interactions for Bioenergy

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Presentation by Michaela TerAvest, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Michigan State University, at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich., on Mar. 16, 2016.

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