Tag: Energy and Materials



Controlling Elasticity with Magnetism

Insights into a thermodynamic duo could inform engineering decisions and improve the functionality of designs featuring elastic components. Nebraska physicist Christian Binek found that, under certain conditions, the magnetism of certain materials can predict the relationship between their temperature and elasticity. His finding could allow engineers to control the elasticity of those materials by strategically […]

Cranking Up Fuel Cell Efficiency

Cars powered by hydrogen-based fuel cells have been environmentally friendly options for several years in California. But their hefty price tags are far less friendly, curtailing widespread adoption. Nebraska engineer Shudipto Dishari aims to both reduce fuel cell costs and improve energy efficiency. She earned a five-year, nearly $600,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program award […]