The Michigan Engineer News Center

New video on Professor Kerkez’s smart water system

Assistant Professor Branko Kerkez is in a new video from the Great Lakes Protection Fund about his smart water system.| Short Read

Kerkez’s project aims to control the flow of stormwater in urban areas with a system that can sense volume and optimize flow in real time. This project will develop a novel smart stormwater control framework that, when deployed at scale, will reduce the occurrence of combined and sanitary sewer overflows, thereby improving the water quality of the Great Lakes and their tributaries.

The framework will be pilot tested at neighborhood-scale densities in Milwaukee, Ann Arbor and Toledo, reducing occurrences of localized flooding and resulting water quality impairments during the project period.

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The outside of the Ford Robotics building

U-Michigan, Ford open world-class robotics complex

The facility will accelerate the future of advanced and more equitable robotics and mobility | Medium Read