News & Events


  • 01/18/19

    Watch: Battery Safety testing and the U-M battery Lab

    Don’t try this at home: This nail penetration test was designed as a control to show the violence of a catastrophic battery failure when not properly contained. This test was conducted for an external Battery Lab customer designing battery safety products. The automatic “nail” piercing the battery cell is one…

  • 01/11/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, January 11

    Mark your calendars for Lauren Knapp’s January 25 postdoctoral seminar, The answer is blowin’ in the wind: Do American attitudes on energy and economic willingness to pay for renewables reflect behavioral outcomes? A paper authored by Chris Scheuer, Gregory A Keoleian, and Peter Reppe- Life cycle energy and environmental performance…

  • 01/04/19

    Energy in the News: Friday, January 4

    Happy New Year from all of us at the Energy Institute! –Energy Economics Weekly Briefing: Check out and download the 2019 Energy Institute Energy Economics calendar, created by Economics student Mitch Mead and UMEI’s Ellen Hughes-Cromwick. Mark your calendars: Postdoctoral Seminar: The answer is blowin’ in the wind: Whether Americans’…

  • 12/21/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, December 21

    Energy in the News will be on hiatus for the next two weeks. Happy Holidays, everyone! ARPA-E announces $21 million for second, third OPEN+ cohorts Check out these SEAS lightning talks scheduled for: January 18, 2019–Conservation + Restoration hosted by Inés Ibáñez (SEAS) and Deborah Goldberg (LSA EEB) February 4,…

  • 12/14/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, December 14

    Congratulations to Jing Sun, who has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Fellows are named inventors on U.S. patents, nominated by their peers for outstanding contributions to innovation. See the full list here. Greg Keoleian is a listed author on a new Science paper, Global carbon…

  • 12/07/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, December 7

    Reminder: We’d love Energy Institute faculty affiliates to join our visitors from our Advisory Board for a reception on Thursday, December 13 from 3:30-5:00PM, one the first floor of the Institute at 2301 Bonisteel Blvd. (The sign out front reads: Michigan Memorial Phoenix Project.) There will be remarks at 4:00PM,…

  • 11/30/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, November 30

    A fond farewell to Bruno Vanzieleghem, Energy Institute Assistant Director of Operations, who is departing after over 20 years (counting his student days) at the University of Michigan. He has been a key figure at the Institute since its relaunch, and has been integral to the Battery Lab’s launch and…

  • 11/21/18

    Energy in the News: Wednesday, November 21

    A couple reminders, so these events don’t sneak up on you after the break: November 30: Our own Ellen Hughes-Cromwick is part of the slate of speakers scheduled for the 2018 Nobel Symposium at the LSA Center for Complex Systems; she’ll be discussing the work of Prize recipients William D….

  • 11/16/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, November 16

    Congratulations to EECS Assistant Professor Johanna Mathieu, who has received a $2.8 million ARPA-E award for her proposal, “Overcoming the technical challenges of coordinating distributed load resources at scale.” Team members are Pecan Street Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory, and University of California at Berkeley. The goal of the project…

  • 11/09/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, November 9

    Events today, November 9 –The University of Michigan Presents Symposium: Shaping Future Cities –NERS Colloquium: Matteo Bucci, Ph.D –ARC Collaborative Research Seminar Series Congrats to Arun Agrawal, who has been appointed to the editorial board of PNAS! Check out this week’s Energy Economics Weekly Briefing by Ellen Hughes-Cromwick: Electrified Vehicle…