The demand for economically and environmentally-sound energy solutions is urgent and global.

Projects

  • Transportation Energy Innovation

    Transportation energy research at the University of Michigan aims to develop breakthroughs that will enable a FAST transition to low-carbon mobility systems and to inform industry, policymakers and the public about cost-effective ways to mitigate transportation sector CO₂ emissions globally, nationally and regionally.

    Transportation Energy Innovation

    Transportation energy research at the University of Michigan aims to develop breakthroughs that will enable a FAST transition to low-carbon mobility systems and to inform industry, policymakers and the public about cost-effective ways to mitigate transportation sector CO₂ emissions globally, nationally and regionally.

  • University of Michigan Battery Lab

    The Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility enables industry and university researchers to develop cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.

    University of Michigan Battery Lab

    The Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility enables industry and university researchers to develop cheaper and longer lasting energy-storage devices in the heart of the U.S. auto industry.

  • Fastest Path to Zero

    The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative was founded in 2019 when the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences partnered to form a cross-campus team of interdisciplinary experts to tackle difficult research questions about how policymakers, researchers, and communities can work together to meet ambitious climate goals in Michigan and across the nation.

    Fastest Path to Zero

    The Fastest Path to Zero Initiative was founded in 2019 when the University of Michigan Energy Institute and the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences partnered to form a cross-campus team of interdisciplinary experts to tackle difficult research questions about how policymakers, researchers, and communities can work together to meet ambitious climate goals in Michigan and across the nation.

News

  • Newsletter August 2020

    08/04/20

    The Energy Institute offers congratulations to faculty affiliates Johanna Mathieu, for receiving a Henry Russel Award, and Zetian Mi for being selected as an IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer. It also highlights several upcoming activities, including the Fastest Path to Zero Summit and TE3 webinars, as well as several new…

  • Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

    07/23/20

    The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) held its Summer Symposium online this year during the afternoons of Monday, July 27 – Thursday July 30, 2020. It included presentations by the 20 outstanding UROP Fellows sponsored by the Energy Institute. 

  • What Are the Tipping Points for EVs?

    07/09/20

    On Wednesday and Thursday, July 15-16, 2020, 9:00 am – noon, Automotive Futures held this year’s Powertrain Strategies for the 21st Century conference. Featuring top experts from academia, industry and the automotive analysis community, the event explored the multiple factors faced by manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, consumers and policymakers that will tip the scales toward electric vehicle adoption in the years ahead. Held online this year, registration is free for U-M students, faculty and staff.

  • Tackling Energy Poverty

    07/02/20

    On Thursday July 9, 2020 at 11:00 am, Tony Reames of the School for Environment and Sustainability will be a panelist in a webinar on “Tackling Energy Poverty – Domestic and International Strategies, Challenges and Insights.” The discussion will focus on equitable energy burdens and consumption strategies during COVID-19, and is part of Carnegie Mellon University’s webinar series, “Energy, Resilience and COVID-19: Pivoting in 2020.” 

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Faculty in the News

Congratulations to Johanna Mathieu, associate professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, on receiving a Henry Russel Award, the University of Michigan’s highest honor for early to mid-career faculty, for outstanding scholarly research and contributions to teaching.