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MICDE grant funds renewable power research

Prof. Mathieu is partnering with IOE faculty to improve the nation's grid system|Short Read

Renovated nuclear reactor building opens as world-class labs

Inside the new Nuclear Engineering Labs, researchers in the nation's top-ranked nuclear engineering program will focus on advancing nuclear security, nonproliferation, safety and energy.|Medium Read
Two droplets of water repelled by an ultra-durable water-repellent coating. The droplet on the left is sitting on a surface that has been abraded by a machine.

A self-healing, water-repellant coating that’s ultra durable

This coating developed at the University of Michigan is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts and could enable waterproofing of vehicles, clothing, rooftops and countless other surfaces. |Medium Read
A temperature plot of a detonation wave moving along a row of hydrogen fuel injectors.

“Rediscovered” engine for more efficient power plants

U-M led research on the rotating detonation engine in the 1960s--then the US abandoned the design. Now it returns.|Medium Read
Model of the rapid disintegration cycle of the expansive ice sheet that once covered much of North America.

How an Ice Age paradox could inform sea level rise predictions

The behavior of an ancient ice sheet—called Laurentide—has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, new research findings at U-M not only explain this but could also add evidence that climate change could drastically raise sea levels. |Medium Read
Two professors cut the ribbon to officially open the new restroom

New restrooms help demonstrate urine fertilizer concept

The nation's first end-to-end urine diversion demonstration system opened, a step toward more sustainable and cost-effective fertilizer and wastewater treatment.|Medium Read

Will President Obama’s clean energy legacy endure?

Obama has prioritized development of wind and solar in a number of ways, including installation on military bases. Mark Barteau offers a look at the future of energy policy post-Obama.|Long Read
Computer model of purple tetrahedra beginning crystallization.

A crystal ball for crystal formation

Studying the role of shape in self-assembly came up accidentally as Sharon Glotzer and her colleagues were studying the properties of semiconducting nanoparticles their U-M colleagues produced.|Medium Read
Electrical and Computer Engineering

EE student Leonard Kapiloff earns PES scholarship to support studies in secure, sustainable grid

This $2000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students committed to exploring the power and energy field. Leonard wants to work in the energy industry towards a more sustainable and secure electric grid.|Short Read
A graduate student works in a chemical engineering lab

New chemical manufacturing institute to streamline production

U-M to play a major role in $140M institute headed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.|Medium Read
Skyline of Shanghai

U-M to establish new China partnerships

University of Michigan leaders are entering into several agreements with Chinese institutions to help solve world problems|Medium Read
Bill Magwood, Director-General at the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, speaks during a discussion panel at the Michigan Energy Symposium at the Rackham Graduate School

U-M hosts symposium: The role of nuclear power in combating climate change

Michigan Energy Symposium explores nuclear role in clean energy future.|Medium Read