In the News

Xconomy March 7, 2016

Zendrive is first participant in U-M’s new TechLab program at MCity

U-M's Center for Entrepreneurship and Mobility Transformation Center have launched TechLab, an incubator and interactive learning project where students work with startups on driverless car technology development.
March 4, 2016

U of M professor discusses cutting-edge energy storage research

Levi Thompson, CHE and ME professor, discusses the uses of energy storage technologies like flow batteries and nanomaterials in the Great Lake Echo.
The Washington Post March 3, 2016

How to ride a bike the right way, using science

Stephen Cain, Assistant Research Investigator, Mechanical Engineering, and his colleagues have been studying what separates novice bike riders -- those folks you see wobbling uncomfortably down the street on a CitiBike -- from the more skilled riders who go whizzing past them.
In the News December 5, 2015

Making the cut

Max Shtein, MSE associate professor, discusses how he and his colleagues are focusing on photovoltaic cells and developing better ways to have them track the Sun in American Scientist.
The Guardian November 30, 2015

Smarter renewable power: six innovations

Max Shtein, MSE professor, discusses how solar panels inspired by Japanese paper cutting could make energy generation 35% more efficient than traditional stationary panels.
In the News November 25, 2015

Phase Four receives $1 million DARPA contract for CubeSat thruster

U-M’s Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) has partnered with Phase Four to help provide detailed characterization of the fully-integrated flight unit of the CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster (“CAT”). Story from Parabolic Art.
Smithsonian November 20, 2015

This pump could make blood transfusions safer and cheaper in the developing world

Gillian Henker and Carolyn Yarina, engineering alums, helped in the creation of the Hemafuse, an electricity-free autotransfusion device that lets doctors reuse a patient’s own blood, in a sterile way, when they’re hemorrhaging.
Detroit News November 18, 2015

U-M wins $2.7M grant to study driverless cars

Peter Sweatman, director of U-M's Mobility Transformation Center, discusses the $2.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and how they will partner with two laboratories to study whether driverless vehicles could help people drive more efficiently.
Gizmodo November 17, 2015

The promise – and perils – of predictive policing based on big data

HV Jagadish, EECS professor, discusses the potential consequences of using big data to predict crimes.
Detroit News November 16, 2015

MSU, UM tops at drawing international students

James Holloway, UM vice provost for global and engaged learning, says "“UM is transforming its educational environment so that every student can have a high-impact engaged learning experience. The growth in education abroad provides us with another means to achieve this goal."
Time November 12, 2015

Google is designing a new system to make your email more secure

UM researchers, along with Google and University of Illinois researchers, published a recent research paper that analyzes the security of email delivery.
Nature November 11, 2015

How Mars loses its atmosphere

Stephen Bougher, CLaSP professor, and his team released findings showing that Mars's atmosphere is more complex and dynamic than scientists had thought.