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EE student Leonard Kapiloff earns PES scholarship to support studies in secure, sustainable grid

This $2000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students committed to exploring the power and energy field. Leonard wants to work in the energy industry towards a more sustainable and secure electric grid.|Short Read
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New chemical manufacturing institute to streamline production

U-M to play a major role in $140M institute headed by the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.|Medium Read
Bill Magwood, Director-General at the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, speaks during a discussion panel at the Michigan Energy Symposium at the Rackham Graduate School

U-M hosts symposium: The role of nuclear power in combating climate change

Michigan Energy Symposium explores nuclear role in clean energy future.|Medium Read
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Lithium ion batteries: Why they explode

When we hear of a cell phone, laptop, or car battery exploding, that can rightfully be a cause for concern.|Short Read
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David A. Kay presents second annual Glenn Knoll Lecture

In late September, David A. Kay, senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, presented the second annual Glenn F. Knoll Lecture to a standing-room only audience. |Short Read
Battery viewed through visualization chamber

A window into battery life for next-gen lithium cells

Watching electrodes degrade could help battery researchers take lithium to the next level.|Medium Read
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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
Scientist pours base to construct kevlar battery membrane

U-M battery startup enters $1.5M joint venture

In an effort to make safer, longer-lasting lithium-ion batteries for technologies like electric vehicles, smartphones and laptops, a Michigan Engineering startup has formed a $1.5 million joint venture with two major players in the industry.|Medium Read
Model of power outages created by researchers at the University of Michigan, Ohio State University and Texas A&M University.

UPDATED: Hurricane Matthew could leave 9 million in the dark

According to the latest power outage forecasts hurricane Matthew could knock out power for 9.6 million people in the United States in a wide swath stretching from Miami to the Carolinas.|Short Read
Volvo's new super truck. Photo: U-M Engineering.

Efficient tractor-trailers: U-M researcher contributes to Volvo’s design

The Volvo Group recently unveiled its SuperTruck; the vehicle achieves an 88 percent freight efficiency improvement, which means it can carry more cargo while reducing how much fuel it uses.|Short Read
Bill Magwood, Director-General at the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development, speaks during a discussion panel at the Michigan Energy Symposium at the Rackham Graduate School

Will nuclear energy save us from climate change?

Energy-sector thought leaders, from industry, government and academia, recently came together at the University of Michigan to discuss the role of nuclear power in fighting climate change.|Medium Read
A solar panel illuminated at night.

Solving the “Christmas light” problem so solar panels can handle shade

Just 10 percent shade cover can drop electricity production by 50 percent. A new U-M-led project aims to change that.|Short Read