Infrastructure

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Floodproofing cities: $1.8M for smart stormwater project

Arming infrastructure with smart tech could limit flood damage.|Medium Read
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2017 Van Vlack Lecture featuring Cal University Professor Ramamoorthy Ramesh

In the 2017 Van Vlack Lecture, Ramamoorthy Ramesh will use Energy as a “Clear and Present” example of where we, as scientists, engineers, young and not-so-young, need to rise up and meet the challenges that we are faced with.|Short Read

Hurricane Irma: Engineering researchers involved in forecasts and more

Michigan Engineering professors offer insights into the storm and discuss the ways in which they’re tracking it.|Medium Read
Professors Siqian Shen and Ruiwei Jiang. Photos by Joseph Xu, Michigan Engineering.

Siqian Shen and Ruiwei Jiang receive NSF funding

IOE Professors Siqian Shen and Ruiwei Jiang receive NSF funding for their project entitled "Collaborative Research: Emerging Optimization Methods for Planning and Operating Shared Mobility Systems under Uncertain Budget and Market Demand"|Short Read

Ruiwei Jiang receives NSF funding

IOE Professor Ruiwei Jiang has received NSF funding for his project entitled, "Collaborative Research: Enhancing Power System Resilience via Data-Driven Optimization"|Short Read

‘Missing lead’ in Flint water pipes confirms cause of crisis

The findings show how important uninterrupted corrosion control is in the aging water systems that serve millions of Americans.|Medium Read

Google-funded Flint water app helps residents find lead risk, resources

Mywater-Flint is an app built to help with the Flint water crises funded by Google and developed by Michigan Engineers.|Medium Read
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$2.5M to launch a new era in ‘natural hazards engineering’

A $2.5 million project funded by the NSF will create a computational framework to define a set of standards for disaster researchers.|Medium Read

Universities collaborate to examine Flint water filters

Researchers from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University are conducting studies that are expected to provide additional guidance about the use of filters in Flint.|Medium Read
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Large seawalls are effective at cutting tsunami deaths

Seawalls higher than approximately 16 feet can effectively reduce tsunami-related damage and death, according to a new study that applies big-data analytics to more than 200 years of tsunami records from the Pacific coast of Japan’s Tohoku region. |Medium Read
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Newhofs create prize for advancing water treatment

The $10,000 prize (plus travel reimbursement) will be awarded during the 2017 Borchardt Conference, a Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water and Wastewater Treatment held at the University of Michigan.|Short Read
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Drones and natural disasters

Michigan engineers believe they have a method to measure disasters by utilizing drone technology.|Short Read