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Welcome to the Michigan Catalysis Science and Technology Institute (MiCSTI)

Developments in catalysis at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor are helping to solve critical challenges in energy conversion, chemical production, and pollution reduction. The MiCSTI focuses on thermocatalysis, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, enzymatic catalysis, and molecular catalysis.

Recent News and Updates

  • by Taylor Shaffer
    The award recognizes his innovation in the field of self-assembling nanosystems and excellence in scientific communication. The post Nicholas Kotov receives Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Prize appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Michigan Chemical Engineering
    Nanoparticles that couldn't fit together with conventional DNA "glue" may now be created with the help of joints added to the rigid DNA. The post Flexible DNA linkers enable “impossible” nanostructures appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Michigan Chemical Engineering
    U-M Department Chairs Sharon Glotzer, Tuija Pulkkinen and Elizabeth Holm revolutionize their fields, leveraging computational science for advanced material design, space weather prediction and materials behavior. The post U-M Department Chairs: Leading the way in computational science appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Taylor Shaffer
    Schwank has retired after a career spanning more than four decades at the University of Michigan. The post Celebrating the career of Johannes Schwank appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Michigan Chemical Engineering
    New manufacturing method builds tougher materials that were previously considered useless for twisting light into more robust optical devices. The post Nanoscale engineering brings light-twisting materials to more extreme settings appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Michigan Chemical Engineering
    Thermophotovoltaics developed at U-M can recover significantly more energy stored in heat batteries. The post Renewable grid: Recovering electricity from heat storage hits 44% efficiency appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Michigan Chemical Engineering
    With mutual interests in entrepreneurship and sustainability, Beck and Jayasundera teamed up to further their knowledge, and earned $25K in the process. The post Two UG students win national energy prize with their plan for artificial kelp forests appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Taylor Shaffer
    The Early Investigator Award celebrates emerging leaders demonstrating rising talent who have made significant contributions to the field of polymer materials science and engineering. The post Jovan Kamcev receives PMSE Early Investigator Award for ion-exchange membrane research appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Michigan Chemical Engineering
    University of Michigan researchers including Nirala Singh have developed a catalyst material known as cobalt phthalocyanine that converts carbon dioxide — a significant driver of climate change — into renewable fuels such as methanol. The post A leap toward carbon neutrality, carbon dioxide to methanol appeared first on Chemical Engineering.
  • by Michigan Chemical Engineering
    New bone cells and inflammation-reducing cells grab onto microscopic grooves in the coatings, stretching in ways that promote tissue healing. The post Crinkled coatings could prevent medical implants from failing appeared first on Chemical Engineering.