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The future of solar: $1.3M to advance organic photovoltaics

The Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Michigan Engineering Professor Stephen Forrest’s group a $1.35 million Next Generation Photovoltaics grant earlier this fall, aimed at advancing the practical viability of organic photovoltaics.|Medium Read
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NASA tests shape-changing aircraft wing

A revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wing took to the air recently in a successful test flight over NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in the Mojave Desert.|Medium Read
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Virtual cloud gets connected with real clouds

Associate Professor Xianglei Huang is among the winners of an inaugural Amazon Climate Research Grant from Amazon Web Services, the cloud computing service of Amazon.com.|Short Read
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New approaches to solar cell technology featured in Sustainability Hour

The professors addressed two very different problems the industry faces with current technology.|Short Read
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Yang Liu receives Best Applications Paper Award for cyber security research in phishing

His paper detailed his use of big data analysis to solve a major problem of cyber security.|Short Read
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Avoiding buried utilities and excavation accidents

In order to prevent accidental utility damage, ensure the safety of construction workers and improve the excavation productivity, University of Michigan researchers have developed a new way to efficiently and safely operate an excavator using a new computer vision-based guidance system.|Medium Read
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Prof. Robert Dick to apply cyber information to air quality management

The grant is part of a new $12.5M initiative by the National Science Foundation to encourage computing innovations for a sustainable society. |Short Read
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Engineering with elasticity

Flexible mechanical structures require fewer parts, which reduces the chance for pieces to break and things to go wrong.|Short Read
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Prof. Johanna Mathieu working to bring power from sustainable sources to your home

Mathieu is working how best to integrate wind and solar power into the nation's established electrical grid system.|Short Read

Prof. Raj Nadakuditi awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award for research that could help reveal the brain’s secrets

His research will impact the ability to investigate the structure of brain circuits through the use of optical imaging techniques.|Short Read
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Prof. Becky Peterson awarded DARPA Young Faculty Award to investigate new materials for power semiconductor devices

Peterson's findings could be used in wireless sensing and actuation systems, including those that deal with monitoring of the environment and medical conditions.|Short Read
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Live long and phosphor: Blue LED breakthrough for efficient electronics

Researchers at the University have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of ten.|Short Read