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Sustainable biofuel: Design principles for bioengineered microbe catalysts

The US has been stuck on corn kernels for producing ethanol, rather than woody "cellulosic" material. Efficient microbes for converting cellulose to biofuel could change the game. |Medium Read
Johanna Mathieu

The National Academy of Engineering invites Prof. Johanna Mathieu to symposium to advance the engineering frontier

The symposium brings together 82 young engineers from different technical areas from around the country.|Short Read
Mostafa Zaky

Counting snowflakes for better water resource management

Mostafa Zaky has built an award-winning model that helps estimate the amount of water stored in snowpacks, which could improve climate change and flood forecasting, as well as overall water resource management.|Short Read
Elizabeth Agee in the Amazon rainforest.

Hands-on in the Amazon

As the climate changes, a grad student and mom decodes the math that drives the rainforest.|Medium Read
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy during launch

MXL sends twin CubeSats on Falcon Heavy’s third launch

The Tandem Beacon Experiment (TBEx), a twin pair of CubeSats will accompany other research payloads in the June 24th night launch.|Short Read

Building community through clean energy with GRID Alternatives

From Long Beach, CA, to a Nepalese national park and world heritage site, undergrads Ashley Gee and Camille Burke came away with unforgettable experiences and a greater appreciation for how engineering can change the world for the better.|Medium Read
Victor Li

New grant enables research on extremely durable concrete

CEE Professor Victor Li leads a project to reduce energy and emissions through more durable concrete.|Short Read

Huanting Huang improves accuracy of remote sensing

Huang won the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Computational Electromagnetics for her work developing better electromagnetic models that calculate microwave interactions with tree and vegetation cover.|Medium Read

New DOE project aims to convert a traditional engine into a hybrid OP engine with the help of control algorithms

A new project funded by ARPA-E partners Achates Power and the University of Michigan in the development of a novel hybrid electric engine.|Medium Read
River winding through are where dam was previously

Restoration and collaboration

A field trip to the Boardman River presents a unique opportunity to see dam restoration and cross-disciplinary collaboration in action.|Medium Read
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Xin Zan wins the Towner Prize for his work advancing wireless power transfer

PhD student Xin Zan is helping to free the world from cords, which could advance implantable medical devices, autonomous electric vehicles, and consumer electronics.|Short Read
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Tom Logan wins American Association of Geographers student paper award

U-M IOE PhD candidate, Tom Logan, has won the 2019 American Association of Geographers (AAG) J. X. Kasperson Student Paper Award from the Hazards, Risk, and Disasters section of AAG.|Short Read