Michigan Engineering News

Sick and Li in the lab

In the news: Michigan Engineering experts November 1-5

Highlights include Science Friday and The Economist.

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Great Lakes Now

November 2

U-M researchers think tech could help cities better manage stormwater

Branko Kerkez says by using monitors and gate valves connected by the internet, we can react to stormwater on the fly, reducing flood risks. Kerkez is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor and associate professor of civil and environmental engineering.


November 3

It’s time to freak out about methane emissions

Eric Kort’s research into underreported methane emissions from offshores well is cited by Vox. Kort is an associate professor of climate and space sciences and engineering.

The Economist

November 4

How cement may yet help slow global warming

Victor Li’s work into bendable concrete is featured in the Economist as a potential way to use CO2 in commercially viable products. Li is the James R. Rice Distinguished University Professor of Engineering, E. Benjamin Wylie Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering, professor of civil and environmental engineering, professor of materials science and engineering and professor of macromolecular science and engineering.

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