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

  • Responding to the Crisis and the Climate Challenge

    06/25/20

    On Wednesday July 1 at 11:oo am, ThirdWay is hosting a webinar on “Responding to the Crisis: Climate and the 2020 Campaign,” featuring Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and other political luminaries. This event is part of an interactive web panel series on how policymakers and thought leaders can continue to…

  • Accounting for the Fuel Efficiency of Connected Vehicles

    06/01/20

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic showed us how telecommuting can radically reduce driving and associated emissions, it will constrain using car-shared services and buses. The fuel efficiency of personally owned passenger vehicles is again going to be extremely critical for climate protection and energy security. Connectivity can provide the information needed…

  • DOE Vehicle Technologies Office Annual Merit Review

    04/06/20

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) will hold its 2020 Annual Merit Review (AMR) virtually on June 1-4, 2020. Visit the AMR webpage for more information and registration. The Annual Merit Review is a key event each year at VTO, which is one of the Sustainable…

  • Wishes for staying healthy

    04/02/20

    We at the U-M Energy Institute hope that all of our colleagues and affiliates are staying safe and healthy in this difficult time. Like many units, UMEI is working remotely under the University of Michigan’s guidelines following Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order. We are planning the coming year’s…

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Faculty in the News

Congratulations to David G. Kwabi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, on his award of the 2020 Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). This award recognizes outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten years following graduation with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.