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New chemical process could lead to high-efficiency LEDs

University of Michigan researchers has developed a new process that can improve the efficiency of the of metal-free organic phosphors that could be the key to phosphorescent LEDs.|Short Read
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Follow students at COP21 Paris climate conference

Three Michigan Engineering students are attending a global climate change meeting that they hope will be pivotal on society’s path toward a more sustainable future.|Short Read
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U-Michigan receives $5.4M for energy projects

Two new Department of Energy grants that total $5.4 million will let Michigan Engineering researchers work on transformational engine and battery projects. Their efforts could lead to efficiency gains in cars and trucks, the electrical grid, and beyond.|Short Read
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AE researcher Jared Hobeck harnesses energy from piezoelectric grass

Jared Hobeck is harnessing the movement of synthetic grass blades in wind to generate energy to power small electronics and in-situ sensors.|Medium Read

U-M Solar Car first U.S. team to finish global race

In one of the closest World Solar Challenges in the history of the 1,800-mile sun-powered auto race, the University of Michigan was the first American team to cross the finish line today.|Short Read
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Experiments at the core: Michigan Ion Beam Laboratory undergoes major expansion

Expanded Michigan facility is one of a kind, poised to massively accelerate the pace of radiation effects research.|Medium Read
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Phosphorescent OLEDs glow deep blue

A new molecule developed by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California shines a deep blue that is close to meeting the stringent brightness requirements of the National Television Systems Committee.|Medium Read
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Dr. William Moses gives inaugural Glenn F. Knoll Lecture of the Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences Department

The inaugural Glenn F. Knoll Lecture in Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences took place on October 2nd before a full White Auditorium.|Medium Read
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Faster evacuation: Studying New Orleans to improve disaster planning

As the tenth U.S. hurricane season since Katrina rolls on, a University of Michigan professor is using advanced data analytics and optimization techniques to find better ways to evacuate regions before disaster strikes.|Medium Read
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Hurricane Joaquin: millions could lose power

Power outage forecasts by researchers at the University of Michigan and Texas A&M University show that depending on where hurricane Joaquin makes landfall in the U.S., the lights could go out for as many as 7 million.|Medium Read
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Using energy storage in an environmentally friendly way – Yashen Lin earns a Dow Sustainability Fellowship

The results of Lin's research can help us better understand how introducing DES affects the environmental impact of a power system.|Short Read

Inspired by art, lightweight solar cells track the sun

By borrowing from kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, researchers at the University have developed solar cells that can move with the sun.|Medium Read