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

  • Energy Transitions and the Trump Administration

    11/12/19

    On Thursday, November 21 at noon, Professor Alexandra Klass from University of Minnesota Law School will speak on “U.S. Energy Transitions in the Trump Administration.” She will discuss recent developments in U.S. energy law, policy, economics and technology in light of the dramatic policy shifts announced by President Trump and his…

  • “Paris to Pittsburg” film screening and panel discussion

    11/06/19

    Coming up on November 12 is a free screening of the National Geographic documentary, “Paris to Pittsburgh.” This film captures the current state of the national debate over America’s energy future, examining how progress is being made in communities across the country in spite of U.S. political leaders’ decision to…

  • Can we make nuclear energy relevant in time to mitigate climate change?

    11/03/19

    This week’s NERS Colloquium will feature Ning Li of the Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, which is commercializing “Nuclear Energy 2.0” with fundamentally safe and manufactured systems that lower costs and can restore public confidence in the technology. Dr. Li will discuss how researchers and industry can rejuvenate nuclear power quickly…

  • Learning from Community Reactions to Wind Energy

    10/30/19

    At this week’s NERS Colloquium, Sarah Mills of the Ford School will discuss her recent research that examines the disparate community responses to wind energy projects. Lessons from her research findings can apply to nuclear energy as as another potential climate solution. Sarah will highlight the importance of procedural justice…

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Faculty in the News

Neil Dasgupta

Neil Dasgupta awarded a Young Investigator Fellowship by the Electrochemical Society and Toyota Research Institute of North America.

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