January, 2024 - MSU Innovation Center

Jolt Energy Storage Technologies Graduates from Shell GameChanger Accelerator Powered by NREL, Launches Commercialization Strategy

In a groundbreaking development, Jolt Energy Storage Technologies has successfully graduated from the Shell GameChanger AcceleratorTM Powered by NREL (GCxN), a program aimed at fostering innovation in cleantech start-ups. Specializing in organic energy storage materials for grid-storage applications, Jolt collaborated with NREL to significantly enhance the long-term stability and performance of its materials. Achieving life …



MSU researchers explore emerging market for mass timber in Michigan

East Lansing, Mich. — To see the future of how buildings are constructed in both Michigan and the U.S., you don’t have to travel far from Michigan State University. In fact, visit its campus and check out the newly built STEM Teaching and Learning Facility. Opened in 2021 on the corner of North Shaw Lane and Red Cedar …


MSU researchers are helping shape the future of particle physics

Particle physics is kind of like an eclipse or a meteor shower. They aren’t things we tend to think about until they’re unfolding in front of our eyes. When they are, though, they captivate our imaginations. Over the last 20 years, particle physics has generated some of science’s most memorable headlines, including the discovery of …


Closing in on a Cure: Unlocking New Avenues in Parkinson’s Disease Treatment 

“As a Parkinson’s disease neurobiologist, I am trying to uncover causes of Parkinson’s as well as potential treatments to slow or halt the disease,” says Caryl E. Sortwell, Ph.D., Professor of Translational Neuroscience, Department of Translational Neuroscience, in the MSU College of Human Medicine. She also studies ways to optimize the efficacy of therapies that …


NatSci investiture ceremony honors two outstanding faculty members

Michigan State University researchers Piotr Piecuch and Guowei Wei were formally honored as MSU Research Foundation Professors at an investiture ceremony held on Nov. 14 in the Wharton Center’s Christman Lounge. Together with the Office of the Provost and the Office of Research and Innovation, the Michigan State University Research Foundation established its professorship awards …


MSU researcher talks about sending seeds into space and improving plant resilience

Michigan State University is one of the top public research universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, widely regarded as among the top research-intensive institutions in North America. The following story highlights one of the many examples of MSU’s research excellence and innovation. Can seeds sent into space …


Real-time Science: PFAS Compounds

In this post we look at a community request: PFAS compounds. Science evolves as research and evidence grow to help us determine the safety of an ingredient, contaminant, or technology. However, headlines around ingredient safety are often faster than the research concluding an ingredient’s harm or safety profile. We may not immediately know if a …


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