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HEV fuel economy meets drivability in Outstanding Control Systems Paper

The research aimed to find a happy medium between fuel economy and drivability in hybrid electric vehicles.|Medium Read
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Hurricane-forecast satellites to keep close eye on the tropics

A set of eight hurricane-forecast satellites being developed at Michigan Engineering will give deep insights into how and where storms suddenly intensify. That's a process that’s becoming more crucial to figure out as the climate changes.|Medium Read
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The future of solar: $1.3M to advance organic photovoltaics

The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Michigan Engineering Professor Stephen Forrest’s group a $1.35 million Next Generation Photovoltaics grant earlier this fall, aimed at advancing the practical viability of organic photovoltaics.|Medium Read
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Virtual cloud gets connected with real clouds

Associate Professor Xianglei Huang is among the winners of an inaugural Amazon Climate Research Grant from Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing service of Amazon.com.|Short Read
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New approaches to solar cell technology featured in Sustainability Hour

The professors addressed two very different problems the industry faces with current technology.|Short Read
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Prof. Robert Dick to apply cyber information to air quality management

The grant is part of a new $12.5M initiative by the National Science Foundation to encourage computing innovations for a sustainable society. |Short Read
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Prof. Johanna Mathieu working to bring power from sustainable sources to your home

Mathieu is working how best to integrate wind and solar power into the nation's established electrical grid system.|Short Read
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Jiangfeng Wu receives Best Paper Award for research in safe fracking

The Mikio Takagi Student Prize is given to the top three Student Prize Paper Awards granted at the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium.|Short Read
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Kathryn Clay Kathryn Clay: A policy leader in the natural gas revolution

Kathryn believes the country would benefit greatly if more scientific and technically trained people went into journalism or science policy. |Short Read
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Keravnos Energy wants to make fast electric vehicle charging economical

The idea behind Keravnos Energy is for there to be an energy transfer between three entities: the building, a large stationary battery, and the car.|Medium Read
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Transparent color solar cells fuse energy, beauty

The cells, believed to be the first semi-transparent, colored photovoltaics, have the potential to vastly broaden the use of the energy source.|Medium Read
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Prof. Mingyan Liu elected Fellow of the IEEE

Prof. Liu's research interests are vast, and she is also active in the professional community.|Short Read