Energy & Environment

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Eunshin Byon. Photo by Joseph Xu, College of Engineering

Eunshin Byon receives NSF funding

IOE Professor Eunshin Byon has received funding for her project entitled "Collaborative Proposal: A Framework for Assessing the Impact of Extreme Heat and Drought Climate Scenarios on Urban Energy Production and Consumption"|Short Read
A river floods over a city street.

Atmospheric Rivers

Michigan researchers have developed a series of animations to predict when atmospheric rivers will impact land, allowing for better preparation for extreme weather events. |Short Read

Affordable lead sensor for home, city water lines

Citizens could become water quality watchdogs and monitor lead contamination at their own taps with new electronic sensors.|Medium Read
Metal rods that are part of the molecular epitaxy beam apparatus at Michigan Engineering. Photo by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

More efficient LED lighting and invisibility cloaking are two possible applications for a new process that adds metallic nanoparticles to semiconductors.|Medium Read

Harnessing light to drive chemical reactions

The mechanism transferring light energy from capturer to catalyst is explained, paving the way to design better reactions that use less energy and produce less waste.|Medium Read

Antarctic iceberg: Researchers explain what might happen next

An iceberg the size of Delaware detached from an ice shelf in the Southern Ocean. |Medium Read
Novum solar car

Solar Car Team goes small to win big at World Solar Challenge

Meet Novum: a long, skinny, single-fairing solar car|Medium Read

If we stopped emitting greenhouse gases right now, would we stop climate change?

Richard B. Rood, CLaSP professor, discusses the current state of climate change. |Medium Read

Bend it like Airbus

New $8.25M Airbus center at Michigan for high efficiency aircraft with flexible wings|Medium Read

‘Magic’ alloy could spur the next generation of solar cells

A new alloy could reduce the cost of high-efficiency solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics."|Medium Read