Sustainability

A solar array on U-M’s North Campus

The material that could power tomorrow’s solar cells

‘We estimate that a finished solar cell could be about ten times cheaper than an equivalent gallium arsenide cell.’ |Medium Read
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Harvesting clean hydrogen fuel through artificial photosynthesis

New device doubles previous efficiency, opens path to commercial viability.|Medium Read
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Huanting Huang and the mathematical shape of trees

An award-winning modeling method will help us better understand our natural environment|Medium Read

New biodegradable hydrogel offers eco-friendly alternative to synthetics

A water-absorbing hydrogel made from bacteria provides a safer soil solution.|Medium Read
Researchers gather data

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
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Two students earn scholarships to pursue work in sustainable energy

Two electrical engineering students, Paul Giessner and Noah Mitchell-Ward, were awarded scholarships from the Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) to support their education in wind and solar power. |Medium Read
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Kudos for smarter stormwater systems

Branko Kerkez’ article honored|Medium Read

An outstanding adviser

Lut Raskin honored for mentorship|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
Two professors cut the ribbon to officially open the new restroom

New restrooms help demonstrate urine fertilizer concept

The nation's first end-to-end urine diversion demonstration system opened, a step toward more sustainable and cost-effective fertilizer and wastewater treatment.|Medium Read
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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