Researchers create self-healing timber infused with microbes

Sept. 28, 2022

New 'living' wood could be an environmental superhero

Michigan State University and Purdue University are teaming up to create a new building material that sounds like something out of a comic book. It’ll be stronger than steel and have the power to heal itself while pulling greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere.

As fantastic — or amazing or uncanny — as that might sound, this new material won’t rely on alien technology or supernatural forces. It will, instead, leverage the very natural forces of microbes and timber.

MSU Mobility is electrifying the future of mobility

Sept. 20, 2022

MSU Mobility spotlighted at North American International Auto Show

Michigan State University Mobility took center stage at the North American International Auto Show Thursday during a panel discussion with its peer institutions from the University Research Corridor, or URC, to highlight how the institution is leading the nation in preparing students who will take their talents into the ever-changing mobility industry.

Panagiotis Traganitis

Panagiotis Traganitis received his Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece in 2013, his M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering in 2015 and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 2019, both from the University of Minnesota (UMN), Twin Cities. Before joining MSU he was a postdoctoral researcher with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Hamid Karimian

Dr. Hamid R. Karimian is a research assistant professor in the departments of Computer Science, and Engineering (CSE). He did his PhD studies in theoretical physics at Ghent University, Belgium.

Yu Kong

Dr. Yu Kong is now an Assistant Professor directing the ACTION Lab at Michigan State University. Prior to joining MSU, he was an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a postdoctoral research associate at Northeastern University and University at Buffalo, SUNY. Dr. Kong's research in Computer Vision and Machine Learning has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Army Research Office, and Office of Naval Research, etc. His work has been publishing on top-tier conferences and transactions in the AI community such as CVPR, ECCV, ICCV, T-PAMI, IJCV, etc.