Research Initiatives

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Global CO2 Initiative announces advisory board

A diverse group of leaders in technology, research, policy, and industry assemble to drive development of a critical climate solution.|Medium Read
Anthony Grbic and students

Time-varying metamaterials for next generation communication, sensing, and defense systems

With $7.5M MURI grant, Professor Anthony Grbic is developing metamaterials for a new generation of integrated electromagnetic and photonic systems.|Medium Read
Nuclear Engineering & Radiological Sciences

Major research initiatives fuel national discussions

Three major initiatives led by NERS faculty are shaping the future of nuclear energy, including safety, security and treaty verification.|Short Read
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Urgent climate action: How engineers are heeding IPCC’s call

Efforts are underway to reduce CO2, develop sustainable energy, and adapt to a warmer future.|Medium Read
Blue batteries stacked on top of each other for storage

U-M faculty to pursue battery breakthroughs as part of nationwide initiative

Two Michigan Engineering professors are involved in ambitious research to develop next-generation batteries. |Short Read
Student uses a device to measure bacterial levels in urine samples

Blue Sky: Up to $10M toward research so bold, some of it just might fail

Inspired by startup funding models, Michigan Engineering reinvents its internal R&D grant structure. |Medium Read
An earlier product of the Michigan Integrated Circuits Lab. Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering

Beyond Moore’s law: $16.7M for advanced computing projects

DARPA’s initiative to reinvigorate the microelectronics industry draws deeply on Michigan Engineering expertise.|Medium Read
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Using software to beat Moore’s Law: $9.5M to design the ‘reconfigurable computer’

Transmuter can change how programs use the hardware available to them in real time, effectively acting as a reconfigurable computer.|Medium Read
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The rapidly expanding world of atomically thin layered materials

A Q&A with UM’s Wei Lu on ATMLs and research aimed at finding the best ways to make them.|Short Read
U-M president at podium

Rapid research funding experiment triples its money

‘MCubed’ will continue for another three-year cycle.|Medium Read
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U-M named Air Force Research Laboratory Collaborative Center in Aerospace Vehicle Design

A team of researchers led by Michigan Aerospace Professor Joaquim Martins has been selected for a highly competitive research partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), establishing University of Michigan as an AFRL Collaborative Center in Aerospace Vehicle Design (CAVD). |Short Read
Portrait of Seth Guikema

Seth Guikema receives funding from NSF

Professor Seth Guikema receives funding from NSF|Short Read