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Faculty Retreat

September 17, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

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Congratulations Graduates

May 22, 2021

Students and Professor Benoit after 2021 MS Commencement

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This year's Furth Fund awardees

May 14, 2021

Andrea Pickel, assistant professor of mechanical engineering is one of this year’s recipients of University Furth Fund awards, which foster the development of promising scientists in the natural and biological sciences.

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2021 University Research Award recipients

May 14, 2021

Five Materials Science Program faculty among the recipients of this year's University Research Awards.

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Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

From insulator to metal and back again—a new phenomenon reported by researchers at the University Rochester and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ‘will find a place in physics textbooks.’

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Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

In a pair of studies, University physical scientists synthesized new superconducting materials, developing processes that may help ‘open the door to many potential applications.’

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First-ever lab model of human eye offers hope for macular degeneration patients

Mon, 29 Mar 2021

Rochester researchers' breakthrough could lead to patient-specific treatments for age-related macular degeneration, which leads to a loss of central vision.

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Lasers etch a ‘perfect’ solar energy absorber

Tue, 04 Feb 2020

The University of Rochester research lab that recently used lasers to create unsinkable metal structures has now demonstrated how the same technology could be used to create highly efficient solar power generators.

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Superhydrophobic metal that won’t sink

Wed, 06 Nov 2019

Inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, Rochester researchers have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged.

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A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

Tue, 27 Aug 2019

Aluminum stops being a metal. Metals turns transparent. Remarkable things happen to materials placed under remarkable conditions, and Rochester scientists are at the forefront of the quest to understand why.

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Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Graphene is a revolutionary nanomaterial, the discovery of which led to a Nobel Prize. By mixing graphite with bacteria, Rochester scientists are making graphene easier and more environmentally friendly to produce, paving the way for future products and applications.

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Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every two years. As technology nears the limits of Moore’s Law, Rochester researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, with new possibilities for computing power.

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Researchers create artificial mother-of-pearl using bacteria

Thu, 18 Apr 2019

Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is an exceptionally tough natural material found in shells and pearls. Rochester biologists have developed an innovative method for creating nacre in the lab—and maybe on the moon.

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CAREER awards spur junior researchers along varied paths

Fri, 05 Apr 2019

Four Rochester researchers from four different fields are 2019 recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious recognition for junior faculty members.

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