Sustainability

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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
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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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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
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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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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

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

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
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