October, 2022 - MSU Innovation Center

Spartan Innovations & LEAP Announce participants for the new Lansing Regional SBIR + MedTech Accelerator

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Spartan Innovations announces its inaugural cohort for the Lansing Regional SBIR + MedTech Accelerator in cooperation with Lansing Economic Area Partnership. Designed to support high-tech, high-growth medical technology companies in the Lansing region, the SBIR + MedTech Accelerator is a 12-week virtual program that will run this fall. The cohort will be … Continued


Guan-Hua Tu Faculty Bio

Assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Guan-Hua Tu, has been researching the security of 4G/5G networks in order to discover design problems within cellular networks.  Through his research, Tu has developed a variety of tools and applications that can help the operators and the mobile device manufacturers to quickly discover the … Continued


New ‘Living’ Wood Would be an environmental Superhero

  Michigan State University and Purdue University have teamed up to create a new type of strong, sustainable, self-healing timber infused with microbes. The new material won’t rely on alien technology or supernatural forces, but will instead leverage the very natural forces of microbes and timber.  To read more and hear what Jinxing Li, the … Continued


MSU Research: Screening for Lung Cancer Does Work

New research from Michigan State University has found that using low-dose computed tomography for lung cancer screening has significantly decreased advanced lung cancer in the U.S. The study was aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of lung cancer screening in the U.S general population. The results found that the incidence of advanced lung cancer actually decreased … Continued


Ask the Expert: Cybersecurity and the war in Ukraine

With technology constantly advancing, the need for cybersecurity is on the rise. Nowadays, anyone can figure out how to successfully hack into another person’s device. Tom Holt, director of the School of Criminal Justice at MSU,  participated in an interview with MSU Today discussing this rise in cyberattacks and how you can keep your information … Continued


Dr. Dong Zhao: Working to Make Older Buildings Greener

Dr. Dong Zhao’s research at Michigan State University is working to generate optimal solutions to make cities more sustainable and user-friendly.  Zhao is an assistant professor of construction management in MSU’s school of Planning, Design, and Construction. His research is focused on the human-building integration that considers occupants, technologies, and environments in the creation of … Continued


Dr. Kristen Cetin: Improving Energy Use with Smart Technologies

Dr. Kristen Cetin, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MSU, is working to improve energy use and comfort within buildings in order to create more energy-efficient and interactive operations within them.  Cetin has been working in the building industry since 2009 in various capacities in both industry and academia. “I have … Continued


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