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In the news: Michigan Engineering experts February 28 – March 4

Highlights include Axios and The Wall Street Journal.

In The News

Detroit News

February 27

A Michigan nuclear plant is set to close. Does it threaten state’s zero-carbon future?

Todd Allen says getting to a zero-carbon system without a nuclear component will be challenging. Allen is the Glenn F. and Gladys H. Knoll Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences.

The Wall street Journal

March 3

Have a Carbon Cocktail: Entrepreneurs Find Surprising Uses for Captured CO2

Volker Sick discusses building public faith in captured and sequestered CO2. Sick is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, a DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research, and professor of mechanical engineering.


March 3

Tracked and Traced: You are the product, thanks to surveillance capitalism

Alanson Sample’s research, PrivacyMic, is featured as smart technology that can assist humans without infringing on their privacy. Sample is an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science.


March 4

The cold hard truth about electric vehicles in winter

Anna Stefanopoulou’s expertise on battery performance is quoted, noting that batteries work most effectively at middling temperatures rather than below freezing. Stefanopoulou is the William Clay Ford Professor of Technology, professor of mechanical engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science.

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