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SURFI Welcomes Jan Seitz
Surface Innovations Team welcomes a new member Dr. Jan Seitz. Dr. Seitz has strong expertise in formulation and testing of bioabsorbable implant materials and comes from the Leibniz Universität Hannover in Germany. He developed process chains for resorbable Mg-implant applications … Continue reading
Stent Designers Think Zinc
Seeking an alternative to magnesium-based stents, researchers at Michigan Technological University (Houghton) are conducting studies on a stent design made from zinc. This material, the scientists say, offers better degradation rates than magnesium and can be processed in such a … Continue reading
New Funding for Stent Commercialization
PI Michael Morley (IIE), Co-PI Jaroslaw Drelich (MSE) and Co-PI Jeremy Goldman (Bio Med) have received a $100,000 grant from the University of Michigan for a one-year project, “Commercialization of a Novel Bioabsorbable Stent.” From Tech Today.
Copper Nanoparticles Could Prevent Food Borne Illness, Viruses
An innovation from Michigan Technological University has the potential to kill 100 percent of harmful microbes before they even touch produce. The secret is copper – an element long valued for its antibiotic properties. Jaroslaw Drelich, a professor of materials … Continue reading
Zinc is the Bio Focus for MRS Bulletin June 2013
Research by Professor Jaroslaw Drelich and PhD student Patrick Bowen (MSE) is highlighted in the June edition of the MRS Bulletin. The story, “Is Zinc the Perfect Material for Bioabsorbable Stents?” appears in the bulletin’s Bio Focus section. From Tech Today.
BRC Travel Grant for Patrick Bowen
The Biotechnology Research Center at Michigan Tech announced its Spring 2013 Travel Grants. PhD candidate Patrick Bowen received a travel grant for his presentation at the 2013 Minerals, Metals and Materials Society Meeting. Read more at Tech Today.
Zinc: The Perfect Material for Bioabsorbable Stents?
In 2012, more than 3 million people had stents inserted in their coronary arteries. These tiny mesh tubes prop open blood vessels healing from procedures like a balloon angioplasty, which widens arteries blocked by clots or plaque deposits. After about … Continue reading
Five of Our Team Members Receive Michigan Space Grants
Michigan Tech faculty, staff members, and students received awards tallying $ 96,635 in funding through the Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Undergraduates in SURFI receiving $2,500 research fellowships include: Jacob Braykovich (MSE): … Continue reading
Drelich Presents on Vermiculite-Copper Nanoparticle Product
Jaroslaw Drelich presented “New Vermiculite-Copper Nanoparticle Product with Antibacterial Properties” on Monday, April 8, 2013, in GLRC 201 for the Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar at Michigan Tech.
SURF Award 2013 for Matthew Tianen
Matthew Tianen is among the recipients of a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) for 2013. The funds are from the Vice President for Research, the Honors Institute, the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science, the Earth Planetary and Space … Continue reading