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NSF Grant Supports New Concept for Manufacturing Nanoscale Devices Being Developed in Detroit

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NSF Grant Supports New Concept for Manufacturing Nanoscale Devices Being Developed in Detroit

(Photo Courtesy Wayne State University College of Engineering) By Julie O’Connor A professor from Wayne State University’s College of Engineering recently received a $330,000 award from the National Science Foundation for the project, “Nanoparticle-directed synthesis of organic nanorods.” According to the National Science Foundation, nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions. A major bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is the lack of manufacturing...

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Midwesterners See Economic Opportunity, But Some Challenges in ‘Placemaking’

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Midwesterners See Economic Opportunity, But Some Challenges in ‘Placemaking’

(Photo Courtesy Michigan Municipal League) A new study by Michigan State University finds that “walkability” is among the top factors that influence home purchase decisions, along with safety, short commute times to jobs, and affordability.  However, according to Mary Beth Graebert, Michigan State University Land Policy Institute’s associate director for Programs and Operations and co-author of the study, the results suggest that there isn’t a perfect mix of amenities that will lead to economic improvement in every community....

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Q&A With Stephen M. Lanier, Wayne State University Vice President for Research

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Q&A With Stephen M. Lanier, Wayne State University Vice President for Research

(Photo Courtesy Wayne State University) Stephen M. Lanier was appointed Wayne State University’s vice president for research in June after a nationwide search. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology with high distinction from Tennessee Technological University and his doctoral degree in pharmacology from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He has worked at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital as a fellow, instructor and assistant professor, at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) as a...

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New Lightweight Metals Institute Will be Headquartered in Detroit

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New Lightweight Metals Institute Will be Headquartered in Detroit

(Photo Courtesy Harley Ellis Devereaux Corp.) By Nicole Casal Moore and Kimberly Gibson The new $148 million American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) announced in February by President Obama will be located in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, ALMMII and city officials recently announced. ALMMII is a public-private partnership led by Ohio-based manufacturing technology nonprofit EWI, the University of Michigan and Ohio State University. The initiative is part of the National Network of Manufacturing...

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