News & Events


  • 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…

  • 11/02/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, November 2

    Upcoming events: November 5 Fall Workshop Series: Sustainability at Ford: The good, the bad and the ugly – John Viera November 8 Controlling connected automated vehicles: From theory to experiments Lise Meitner: Her Escape from Germany and the Discovery of Fission November 9 Taubman Symposium: Shaping Future Cities November 15-16…

  • 10/26/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, October 26

    On October 23, two U-M faculty were named as part of the awardee class in the DOE’s $53 million solar technology advancement award. Andrej Lenert’s project, “Robust and Spectrally-Selective Aerogels for Solar Receivers”, was awarded $260,000, and Stephen Forrest received $1.3 million for “Semi-Transparent, Reliable and Efficient Scalable Organic Solar…

  • 10/19/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, October 19

    -Congratulations to Rosina Bierbaum, who will be serving as a senior advisor to the Global Commission on Adaptation, a 17-country climate solutions organization led by the UN’s Ban Ki Moon, Bill Gates, and Kristalina Georgieva of the World Bank. Learn more here. Energy Economics Weekly Briefing by Ellen Hughes-Cromwick: Energy…

  • 10/12/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, October 12

    – Registration for the 2018 Conference on Transportation, Economics, Energy, and the Environment closes October 18! Register here. – A new CLOSUP report finds that almost 90% of Americans support increasing use of solar energy in their state, including 87% of Republicans. -Congratulations to NERS alum Rita Baranwal, who has…

  • 10/05/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, October 5

    – Barry Rabe discusses his book Can We Price Carbon? Moderated by John Milewski. October, 2018. -This week’s Energy Economics Briefing: China New Energy. Learn more about the briefings, and sign up to receive them each week, here. University of Michigan president sets sights on net carbon neutrality MLive While the University…

  • 09/28/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, September 28

    Americans’ concern about effect of energy use on environment reaches five-year, record high U-M Energy Survey As the saying goes, the more things change, the more things stay the same. Both are certainly the case when it comes to the University of Michigan Energy Survey’s latest data from summer 2018….

  • 09/28/18

    SAFE Vehicles Proposed Rule: U-M faculty comment for EPA Dearborn hearing

    On September 25, the Trump administration held public hearings in Dearborn, Michigan on their Safer Affordable Fuel Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Proposed Rule, which would weaken Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards after 2020. What follows are comments prepared for the hearing by five University of Michigan faculty. These comments represent…

  • 09/21/18

    Energy in the News: Friday, September 21

    Engineering, LSA faculty to pursue battery breakthroughs as part of nationwide battery initiative U-M Energy Institute, feat. Don Siegel, Jeff Sakamoto, Adam Matzger, and Melanie Sanford Five University of Michigan faculty will be part of the second five-year phase of the Joint Center for Energy Storage (JCESR) research, an ambitious…