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View from inside a car as it rains outside

How connected vehicles’ wipers could help prevent flooding

We’ve been promised all kinds of benefits from a future of connected vehicles, but flood control? |Short Read
Ahmet Emre works in a lab

Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’

The new prototype cells can run for more than 100 cycles at 90 percent capacity and withstand hard impacts and even stabbing.|Medium Read
Johanna Mathieu

Johanna Mathieu receives Ernest and Bettine Kuh Distinguished Faculty Award

The award recognizes Mathieu's outstanding teaching, research, and service in the area of power and energy.|Short Read
NASA photo of Great Lakes region

Prof. Rood co-authors paper on Great Lakes water level change implications

Recent water level changes across Earth's largest lake system and implications for future variability|Short Read
Portraits of Cassandra Champagne and Morteza Taiebat

Two CEE PhD students receive Dow Sustainability Fellowships

CEE students Cassandra Champagne and Morteza Taiebat have been named 2019 Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows.|Short Read
Portrait of Jeff Scruggs

Jeff Scruggs selected for Berker and Gokyigit Faculty Scholar Award

This award recognizes outstanding work by a member of the CEE Department in advancing the state of the art in smart and sustainable infrastructure systems.|Short Read
Solar powered windows

A window into the future of solar power

Windows in the buildings of the future could double as efficient solar cells.|Medium Read
An oil refinery at night.

A new company, Omniscent, is sniffing out dangerous levels of toxic chemicals in the air

Subscription service offers real-time monitoring|Medium Read
The HERCULES laser

$6.8M initiative to enable American laser renaissance

After Europe and Asia surpassed U.S. in high intensity laser research in the early 2000s, the Department of Energy is funding new collaborative research network to make the U.S. more competitive.|Medium Read
The summer sun rises on North Campus of the University of Michigan

Urgent climate action: How engineers are heeding IPCC’s call

Efforts are underway to reduce CO2, develop sustainable energy, and adapt to a warmer future.|Medium Read
Portrait of Branko Kerkez

Joint U-M and GLWA team wins inaugural Intelligent Water Challenge

University-utility partnership designs a system to demonstrate the value of smart water technologies.|Short Read
Jeremy Minty (ChE B.S.E. '07, PhD '13), president of Ecovia Renewables, holds up a sample of the company's AzuraGel product after a demonstration of it absorbing water at Ecovia's lab in Ann Arbor, MI on August 16, 2018. Ecovia is a startup company led by Minty that spun out of the lab of Xiaoxia (Nina) Lin, associate professor of chemical engineering. The company is focused on developing a biopolymer for applications in the cosmetics and agriculture industries, one of which is making a superabsorbent biodegradable polymer for use in compostable diapers. Photo: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing

Compostable diapers are the aim of new sustainability startup

Safe and eco-friendly ingredients for personal care have attracted more than $1.5 million in venture capital.|Medium Read