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Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen win U.S. Public Health Service Engineering literary award

U-M IOE's Seth Guikema and Thomas Chen have won the 2019 Robert C Williams Engineering Literary Award from the U.S. Public Health Service. |Short Read
Volker Sick, director of the Global CO2 Initiative, speaks during a workshop on the Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessment (TEA/LCA) Guidelines for CO2 utilization technologies, a tool to evaluate various approaches to this strategy to mitigate climate change. Joseph Xu

An international effort launches to determine best CO2 utilization technologies

Economic and environmental guidelines will support new industries and climate solutions.|Medium Read
Alauddin Ahmed, an assistant research scientist, and Donald Siegel, an associate professor, show off the results of a computational metal-organic framework (MOF) study.

Hydrogen fuel cells: With a database of 500,000 materials, researchers zero in on best bets

New hydrogen storage holds more energy in smaller, more compact cells, boosting efficiency.|Medium Read
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Great Lakes ice cover forecasts: A new approach enables local predictions

New approach can reliably predict months in advance whether ice will form in a given winter, as well as the timing of ice onset.|Medium Read
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Md Salman Nazir works to improve the power grid and research papers

EECS-ECE PhD student Md Salman Nazir is recognized by the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems for his outstanding reviews of recent papers. He works at the Michigan Power and Energy Lab.|Short Read
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The Future is Carbon Neutral

Prof. Stephen Forrest is co-chair of U-M’s Commission on Carbon Neutrality as part of U-M’s commitment to combat climate change and craft a sustainable future for all.|Long Read

New research for the future of power and energy

Take a look at some of the exciting new projects that will help define the next evolution of power and energy.|Medium Read

Battery economics could power the future of energy

Prof. Johanna Mathieu of EECS and Prof. Catherine Hausman of Public Policy are heading a new project to explore the social costs and benefits of battery energy storage on the electrical grid.|Medium Read
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Ruiwei Jiang receives National Science Foundation Career Award

Ruiwei Jiang, U-M IOE assistant professor, receives a National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award for his work in operations research.|Short Read
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Smart infrastructure financing: Why data could be the answer

A Q&A with the professor who is exploring new ways to finance infrastructure, with help from a blockchain company.|Medium Read

How air conditioners could advance a renewable power grid

In an approach that won’t disrupt consumers, researchers will tackle two of the biggest issues in the energy industry.|Medium Read
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Johanna Mathieu receives NSF CAREER Award to help build a smarter, more sustainable grid

Mathieu will develop optimization and control methods to leverage the flexibility available from distributed energy resources.|Medium Read