February, 2021 - MSU Innovation Center

Paper without the microplastics

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. New MSU packaging technology protects paper products used in food service from oil and water without adding harmful pollutants to the environment Michigan State University’s Muhammad Rabnawaz has created a new coating for paper packaging that’s both economical and ecofriendly. The coating, developed by Rabnawaz’s Sustainable Materials Group, … Continued

Perfecting Michigan cherries

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. How Spartan research supports the state’s renowned tart cherry industry Some Spartan researchers have cherries on their minds year-round and for good reason. Michigan is the country’s top producer of tart cherries and Michigan State University has been part of the industry’s growth for decades. “Michigan State University … Continued

Using air purification to protect against COVID-19 on campus

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. Working to keep Spartans living and coming to campus safe, Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities at Michigan State University is installing air purifiers to further protect against COVID-19. To date, IPF has installed more than 60 air purification devices in campus buildings and 238 in campus elevators. These serve to … Continued

Mobility Feature: Eva Kassens-Noor

Dr. Eva Kassens-Noor is paving the way for the future of sociomobility through her research in resilience, sustainability and large-scale urban planning projects triggered by global forces. Currently an associate professor of Urban and Regional Planning in MSU’s School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Global Urban Studies Program, Dr. Kassens-Noor is also an … Continued

Mobility Feature: Tamara Bush

Dr. Tamara Bush, Interim Chair of Mechanical Engineering at MSU, is making transportation more accessible through her research on whole-body biomechanics. More specifically, her research analyzes seating mechanics, injury mechanics, vehicle interface research, universal design and clinical biomechanics. “I look at the needs of persons with disabilities,” Bush said. “Not only in terms of what … Continued

Staff Highlight: Brice Nelson

A founding member of MSU Business Connect, Brice Nelson works every day to encourage and develop productive relationships between MSU and the private sector. In his role, Nelson serves as MSU’s front door for corporations, directing businesses to the right MSU resources by providing effective communications and planning support. “My primary role is to help … Continued

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