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2015 Michigan Tech Research Magazine

The Healing Stitch
Feng Zhao is building a new kind of cellular nanoscaffolding by stitching together fibroblast cells—an artful process similar to crocheting. Read More

2014 Michigan Tech Research Magazine

The Future Human
New hope at the crossroads of engineering and medicine. More than ever, engineering is informing medicine. Breakthroughs that range from synthetic skin to artificial hands are restoring people to health and challenging the very concept of disability. Read More

2013 Michigan Tech Research Magazine

A discovery by physicist Robert Nemiroff bolsters Einstein’s theory that spacetime is as smooth as any elixir from the top shelf of Shute’s Bar, the landmark Calumet saloon that graciously hosted this photo shoot. Read More

2012 Michigan Tech Research Magazine

Cladophora
The story begins in the 1970s, when Martin Auer was a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan. His advisor asked him to check out the relationship between the phosphorus-rich effluent flowing from a sewage treatment plant and the jungle-like growth of Cladophora thriving nearby. Auer, now a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan Tech, was able to demonstrate that lowering phosphorus levels from the effluent got rid of nearly all the Cladophora. Read More

2011 Michigan Tech Research Magazine

Occasionally the Earth shrugs its shoulders and reminds us that our powers have limits. The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, pictured here with lightning flashing from its ash cloud, was a case in point. Yet the grounding of European air traffic for a few weeks, while vastly inconvenient for our own species, was not such a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Read More