Energy

M3 oil sensor

Seed-sized U-M computers pumped into oil wells featured at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Millimeter-sized computers log the temperature and pressure from deep within oil wells.|Short Read
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Learning from leaves

Heather Mayes is harnessing autumn’s hidden processes to improve renewable energy and even healthcare.|Short Read
A tube containing black powder is poured onto a flat surface

Turning waste heat into emissions-free electricity

Energy-intensive industries have been waiting for a low-cost, low-toxicity thermoelectric generation material. It’s here.|Medium Read
Solar car racing on road in Australia.

Record-breaking second place for Solar Car Team

The national champions celebrate the most successful world race finish in team history.|Medium Read
Man speaks in front of class

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
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Using University of Michigan buildings as batteries

How a building's thermal energy can help the power grid accommodate more renewable energy sources.|Medium Read

Bend it like Airbus

New $8.25M Airbus center at Michigan for high efficiency aircraft with flexible wings|Medium Read

Anna Stuhlmacher: Power to change the world

Anna Stuhlmacher, PhD in electrical engineering, is looking for ways to change the world through power and energy. |Short Read
Portrait of Branko Kerkez

Kudos for smarter stormwater systems

Branko Kerkez’ article honored|Medium Read
Jing Sun Feature

NAME Chair, Jing Sun, awarded $1.5M grant for NEXTCAR automated vehicle project

Jing Sun has been awarded a $1.5M grant from ARPA-E's NEXTCAR program for her project, Integrated Power and Thermal Management for Connected and Automated Vehicles Through Real-Time Adaption and Optimization.|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
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