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Combating Wear and Tear

Combating Wear and Tear

University of Utah bioengineering professors Jeffrey Weiss and Michael Yu have discovered that damage to collagen, the main building block of all human tissue, can occur much earlier at a molecular level from too much physical stress.Read more...

Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind

University of Utah engineers can take pictures of a mouse's brain with a surgical needle and laser light, a less invasive and less costly method for researchers studying neurological disorders.Read more...

More Power to the People

More Power to the People

University of Utah materials science and engineering professor Ashutosh Tiwari has found that a combination of the chemical elements can create an efficient, inexpensive and bio-friendly material that can generate electricity through a thermoelectric process involving heat and cold air.Read more...

All Brawn AND Brains

All Brawn AND Brains

Materials science and engineering assistant professor Taylor Sparks helps his reality TV star brother somersault a truck in an episode of "Diesel Brothers."Read more...

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Taylor Sparks: Making the Most of Materials

Taylor Sparks: Making the Most of Materials

University of Utah materials science and engineering assistant professor Taylor Sparks was born and raised in Utah. So when it was time for him to become a fulltime faculty member at a major university, there wasn’t a question about where he wanted to go — he wanted to come back home. As one of the newer members of the Materials Science & Engineering Department, Sparks is revolutionizing how ceramics can be used to help the world.

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