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May 6, 2024
Karen Thole is a mechanical engineer who has advanced sustainable aviation and diversity.
May 24, 2024
Thermophotovoltaics developed at U-M can recover significantly more energy stored in heat batteries.
May 21, 2024
Timekeeping in the brain is done with neurons that relax at different rates after receiving a signal; now memristors—hardware analogues of neurons—can do that too.
May 20, 2024
New study offers a pathway for fossil fuel-burning operations to capture emissions.
May 14, 2024
Henderson Academy students used electrolyzers to produce hydrogen gas from water and power miniature fuel cell cars.
May 13, 2024
Michigan Engineering researchers lead a collaboration with the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.
May 13, 2024
Delaying a phone’s swiping and tapping functions forces users to think harder, making it easier for them to consider whether to keep scrolling.
May 6, 2024
The center will connect faculty, students, postdocs and US Navy engineers, building a community to find cutting-edge solutions to naval and marine engineering issues.
May 6, 2024
A mountaintop laboratory and a suite of radar instruments will study winter storms from large-scale cloud movement down to individual snowflakes in an NSF-funded project.
May 4, 2024
Wami Ogunbi opens up about the importance of advocates and mentors in enabling her to achieve—and delivers a message about the importance of inclusion.
April 23, 2024
U-M’s Mcity will provide the first-of-its-kind city-scale virtual proving ground for competitors from industry and academia.
April 18, 2024
The Michigan researchers are honored for trailblazing work in targeted drug delivery, self-assembling nanostructures and unraveling the mysteries of solar storms.
April 15, 2024
Most human oocytes never get a chance to mature into eggs—a new study sheds light on why.
April 9, 2024
Mixing unconventional ingredients in just the right order can make complex materials with fewer impurities. The robotic lab that tested the idea could be widely adopted.
April 3, 2024
NAE profile: Mark Daskin, Industrial and Operations Engineering
April 3, 2024
NAE profile: Donald Winter, naval architecture and marine engineering, and aerospace engineering
April 3, 2024
NAE profile: Shorya Awtar, mechanical engineering
April 3, 2024
NAE profile: Glen Daigger, civil and environmental engineering
April 2, 2024
Michigan Engineering counts 35 living NAE members among its ranks, and The Michigan Engineer has undertaken a multi-year mission to photograph them.
April 2, 2024
For scientists, students and the rest of us, the upcoming eclipse will help illuminate some of the sun’s deepest mysteries.
April 1, 2024
Cancer-killing bubbles An FDA-approved treatment developed by U-M uses ultrasound waves to destroy liver tumors with few, if any, side effects. Michigan Engineering experts envision a future where cancer treatment is incisionless, non-toxic, pain­less and low-cost. It begins with “histotripsy”— a technique pioneered by U-M engineers and doctors that harnesses soundwaves to attack cancer. Recently […]
April 1, 2024
Igniting fusion’s future U-M engineers lead advances in fusion research that could one day provide humans with abundant, clean, carbon-free energy.  In December 2022, an experiment designed and led by Michigan Engineering alum Annie Kritcher took a monumental step toward a long-held technological dream—harnessing the power of the stars for abundant, emissions-free energy without long-lasting […]
April 1, 2024
Electrifying the automotive workforce U-M’s new Electric Vehicle Center is helping the Midwest’s powerful automotive workforce gear up to enable our EV future.  When assembly lines first began churning out vehicles over a hundred years ago, the auto industry showed how Michigan’s ideas, people and materials could literally change the world. With electrification ramping up, […]
April 1, 2024
Delivering nanotech’s promise U-M led Science and Technology Center will bring nature’s efficiency and flexibility to advanced materials and additive manufacturing. Mirroring the way nature puts together a variety of materials to build cells, which then go on to make tissues, organs and organisms, the Michigan Engineering led Center for Complex Particle Systems (COMPASS) is […]
March 21, 2024
With oil production dropping, a process using natural gas is needed to avert a shortage of a workhorse chemical used for automotive parts, cleaning products and more.

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