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A bead of sweat drips off Valeriy's nose in the Amazon

The secret math of the Amazon

CEE professor Valeriy Ivanov works to unravel the mysteries of the world’s last great forest|Medium Read
Data warehouse

Enabling fairer data clusters for machine learning

Their findings reduce average job completion time by up to 95% when the system load is high, while treating every job fairly.|Medium Read
portrait of Lutgarde Raskin

Lutgarde Raskin appointed Distinguished University Professor

Professor Lutgarde Raskin was appointed Vernon L. Snoeyink Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering, effective September 1, 2020. |Short Read
Michael Flynn

Prof. Mike Flynn receives Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award

Flynn is one of five U-M professors honored with this award, which recognizes his excellence in mentoring doctoral students and commitment to fostering a supportive academic environment. |Medium Read
Jay Guo and Zetian Mi

Professors Jay Guo and Zetian Mi awarded MTRAC funding for research in autonomous and green vehicles

Guo is working to boost the visibility of autonomous cars for improved safety, and Mi is building a prototype solar hydrogen production system that could out-compete electric cars. |Short Read
Zetian Mi

Prof. Zetian Mi selected as IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer

Prof. Mi will speak about the advances in ultraviolet optoelectronics for improved disinfection and water purification. |Short Read

PhD Candidate Ahmed Abdelhady places in Objective Resilience Student Competition

Abdelhady’s work models hurricane damage on residential neighborhoods.|Short Read
Portrait of Aline Cotel

Aline Cotel appointed IPE Faculty Advisor

One-third of U-M Engineering students participate in IPE programs, which seek to develop professional and academic skills through international experiences.|Short Read
A robotic, prosthetic leg

Space motor helps make robotic prosthetic leg more comfortable and extends battery life

Getting rid of some gears enabled a free-swinging knee, regenerative braking and brought the noise level down from vacuum cleaner to fridge.|Short Read

Flexible wings, COVID-19, and the future of commercial aviation

At the June 2017 Paris Airshow, Airbus entered into a five-year agreement with the University of Michigan Aerospace Engineering department to establish and fund, to the tune of $8.25 million, a new research center. Called the Airbus-University of Michigan Center for Aero-Servo-Elasticity of Very Flexible Aircraft, its purpose is to engage in fundamental research, focusing on advanced methodologies for designing and evaluating future aircraft. We recently caught up with the Center's director, Dr. Carlos Cesnik, and asked him about the work being done there, the aircraft of the future, and the impact of the recent COVID-19 crisis on the aerospace industry.|Medium Read
Kamal Sarabandi and Navid Barani

Improving cancer and disease treatments by understanding electromagnetic communication among biological cells

Prof. Kamal Sarabandi and ECE PhD student Navid Barani won a best paper award for their research on how biological cells may use electromagnetic signal transmission to communicate.|Short Read
Post-implosion images of the plasma cylinders. On the left, plasma tentacles stretch out from the sides of the conventional, straight-column design. With the 14-tesla and 20-tesla twisted structures in the middle and right, respectively, the plasma tentacles are much shorter. This reflects more uniform compression by the magnetic field. Credit: Paul Campbell; Plasma, Pulsed Power and Microwave Lab; University of Michigan.

Twisting magnetic fields for extreme plasma compression

When magnetic walls are closing in, wily plasma slips out between magnetic field lines. A Michigan-led team pioneered a way to keep more plasma contained.|Medium Read