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Materials Science and Engineering

Ben Johns on pickleball court

A Peak of Pickle Players

With Pingpong-Tennis-Badminton Mashup on the Upswing, Terp Pro Leads the Way

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$30M Investment Charges Up Battery Company Founded at UMD

Ion Storage Systems Beginning Commercial Production of New Breed of Lithium Metal Batteries

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Super-sharp wooden knife cuts steak

Wood That Can Cut Like Steel, Be Molded Like Plastic or Build Batteries?

UMD Researchers Discover More New Dimensions of an Ancient Material

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UMD Invests Over $10M in Research Equipment to Drive Discovery, Innovation

Labs Focused on Quantum Technology, Energy Storage, Neuroscience and More Getting Big Upgrades

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People Love Hybrid Cars. Get Ready for Hybrid Planes

Researchers Designing New Engine for Greener Aircraft

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Where Wood Gets Weird

Researcher Keeps Finding Innovative Ways to Employ the Ultimate Sustainable Material

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HighT Sintering

Engineers Revise Ancient Ceramic Manufacturing Process, Making It 1,000 Times Faster

New Sintering Method Could Help Speed Production of Next-Gen Batteries, Other Tech

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The Future of Cool

Engineers Develop New Material to Make Refrigeration, AC More Efficient and Climate-friendly

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Ben Johns playing pickleball

A Fresh Game to Relish

With Help From Pickleball Pro, UMD Introduces New Intramural Sport

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A Cool Use for Wood

Researchers Develop Eco-Friendly Buildings Material That Doubles as AC

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Uranium cube

Tracing the Fallout of Hitler’s Nuclear Reactor That Wasn’t

UMD Researcher Received a Cube of Nazi Uranium. A Five-Year Quest Followed to Tell Its Story.

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Lettuce with Petri dish

Plasma Protection from Foodborne Illness

New in-Home Sanitation Method Could Eliminate Bacteria From Food With Electrified Air

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