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With pandemic restrictions easing, this year we are offering one day of Program Reviews from the Coating Process Fundamentals, Microstructured Polymers and Nanostructural Materials and Processes programs in a hybrid mode—both in-person and virtually—on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. Agendas will be added HERE as they are finalized.

Following the Program Reviews event, the in person Coating Process Fundamentals Short Course will be held June 2-3. Register HERE.


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June 1, 2022
Annual Meeting Program Reviews
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June 2-3, 2022
Coating Process Fundamentals
Short Course

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August 15-19, 2022
Rheological Measurements
Short Course

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What's in the News?

Xiang Cheng, of the CPF program, conducted a new study solves mystery of how soft liquid droplets erode hard surfaces
A first-of-its-kind study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers reveals why liquid droplets have the ability to erode hard surfaces. The discovery could help engineers design better, more erosion-resistant materials.

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Xiang Cheng and Lorraine Francis of our CPF program discovered how bacteria swim through different complex fluids and environments...
Their findings could help scientists develop new treatments for bacteria-causing diseases and design bacteria-based systems for delivering drugs into the human body. 

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Dan Frisbie, of the NMP and OM programs, reaches Chemistry of Materials' 1k club
Congratulations to Dan Frisbie, CEMS Department Head, who reached the Chemistry of Materials’ 1k Club (articles published in Chemistry of Materials that have been cited more than 1,000 times) for “Introduction to Organic Thin Film Transistors and Design of n-Channel Organic Semiconductors" published in 2004, along with...

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Assistant Professor Michelle Calabrese, of the MP program, has been selected for a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award from the National Science Foundation... 
(NSF) to support her project “Beyond alignment: novel mechanisms for controlling block copolymer phase behavior using magnetic fields.”

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UMN start-up based on Professor Bob Tranquillo's research closes $10 million Series A financing

Vascudyne, Inc., a biotechnology trailblazer in regenerative medicine, recently announced it has raised $10 million Series A cash financing through a global group of investors. Vascudyne’s proprietary TRUE Tissue technology was developed by Professor Robert Tranquillo— a Distinguished McKnight University Professor with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota—and researchers in his lab. 

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Cari Dutcher, of the CPF research group,  has been awarded a Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) 2021 Project of the Year.

Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) 2021 Project of the Year for her work, "WP 18-1031: Understanding Shipboard Oil/Water Emulsions Using Macro- and Micro-scale Flows" for Weapons Systems and Platforms. SERDP is the Department of Defense's (DoD) environmental science and technology program, planned and executed in partnership with the Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with participation by numerous other federal and non-federal organizations.

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Chun Wang, of the BPM group , will be delivering the first in a series of public CSE seminars.

Register now for the first installment in the College of Science and Engineering’s new public lecture series, Rising to the Moment, featuring biomedical engineering associate professor Chun Wang, whose polymer “wafer” technology, when placed under the tongue, can effectively deliver and preserve protein-based vaccines. The research could open the door for vaccines that can be more easily produced and distributed to communities around the world.

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Robert Tranquillo, in our BPM Research group, and U of M researchers share "New study provides clues to decades-old mystery about cell movement"

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