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Gordon Parker

Michigan Tech Researchers Lead Project to Develop Cleaner, More Efficient Diesel Engines

October 20, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Effort is funded by a $2.8 million grant from the DOE National Energy Technology Lab

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Wildfires near San Diego

Michigan Tech Research Institute Receives NIH Grant to Study Wildfires, Health

October 15, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Where there are wildfires, there is smoke. And climate change may mean more wildfires and more intense ones. What might that mean for the health of people downwind from the smoke? 

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Mike Gibson

Transplanted Liver Cells Hold Hope for Treating Inherited Diseases

October 8, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Mike Gibson has spent most of his professional life trying to better understand genetic metabolic disorders that arise in children. With that knowledge, he is working to develop treatments in mice--including liver-cell transplants--that could one day be used to treat a variety of liver-based illnesses in people.

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Restored Prairie Grasslands

In Search of Wildlife-friendly Biofuels: Are Native Prairie Plants the Answer?

October 1, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

The unintended consequence of crop-based biofuels may be the loss of wildlife habitat, particularly that of the birds who call this country's grasslands home. One solution: Use diverse native prairie plants to produce bioenergy instead of a single agricultural crop like corn.

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Microwave Rotary Hearth Furnace

Researchers Receive $1.5 Million to Make Steel, Syngas Using Microwaves

September 22, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The process could slash steel-production costs and take advantage of America’s vast coal reserves to reduce dependence on petroleum.

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National Science Foundation Awards Nearly $4.2 Million for Research at Michigan Tech

September 16, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Eight research projects in eight different fields at Michigan Technological University are receiving grants totaling $4,172,719 from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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Shuanglin Zhang

Michigan Tech Mathematicians Identify Genes Linked to Lou Gehrig's Disease

September 9, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

The discovery does not mean an end to ALS, but it could provide scientists with valuable clues as they search for a cure. It can’t come any too soon. Zhang started showing symptoms of the disease himself four years ago.

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Northridge Earthquake

Michigan Tech Hires 7 Multi-disciplinary Computational Innovators

August 18, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

Michigan Tech has hired seven new faculty members in six different departments to conduct research in computational discovery and innovation. It is the University's second Strategic Faculty Hiring Initiative.

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Michigan Tech is training automotive engineers in hybrid electric vehicle technology.

GM Gives Michigan Tech 3 Hybrid Vehicles for Research and Education

August 12, 2009
By Jennifer Donovan

GM has given three hybrid vehicles to Michigan Tech for research and education.

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Molecular transistor

Michigan Tech Team Models Molecular Transistor

August 12, 2009
By Marcia Goodrich

Research team led by physics chair Ravindra Pandey models the ultimate tiny transistor

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