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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
Johanna Mathieu

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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A window into the future of solar power

Windows in the buildings of the future could double as efficient solar cells.|Medium Read