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  • 04/16/14

    Margaret Wooldridge Receives Department of Energy’s E.O Lawrence Award

    The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Margaret Wooldridge, a University of Michigan Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is one of six 2013 recipients of the prestigious E.O. Lawrence Award, the agency’s highest award for mid-career scientists. Created in 1959, the award celebrates contributions in research and…

  • 04/14/14

    Dasgupta featured as DOE "Shining Star of Solar"

    Faculty member Neil Dasgupta, an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an Energy Institute Faculty Affiliate, was recently featured on the Department of Energy’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) website as a “Shining Star of Solar.” During his postdoc at University of California, Berkeley, Dasgupta was the recipient of an…

  • 03/20/14

    U-M survey finds surprising attitudes toward energy costs, environmental impact

    ANN ARBOR—Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nearly double before forcing them to make lifestyle changes to save on costs, according to a new University of Michigan survey. Conducted for the first time last fall, the U-M Energy Survey found that consumers anticipate a proportionally greater…

  • 02/19/14

    UMEI Faculty Affiliate named Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research fellow

    Nathaniel Szymczak, the Dow Corning Assistant Professor of Chemistry and an Energy Institute Faculty Affiliate, was named a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research fellow, along with two other U-M scientists. The award comes with a $50,000 research boost. Read more about his award here. A full list of 2014…

  • 02/17/14

    Morton Departs Energy Institute for Mobility Transformation Center

    Carrie Morton, a member of the Energy Institute team since 2011, is leaving the Institute to join the University’s new Mobility Transformation Center (MTC) as Managing Director. The MTC is a public/private R&D partnership formed to develop the foundations of a commercially viable ecosystem of connected and automated vehicles that…

  • 02/13/14

    Energy Institute, Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program partner to offer student funding

    The University of Michigan Energy Institute (UMEI), in partnership with the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) seeks to provide selected U-M undergraduates at all years of study with a $4,000 stipend for a 10-week fellowship to work under the supervision of a University of Michigan faculty member in science, technology,…

  • 01/24/14

    Renewable Fuels Fallacy

    Frank Markus of Motor Trend magazine explains why every carbon molecule in a liquid biofuel, such as ethanol or biodiesel, can’t be counted “as an ecological freebie.” He reports on the debate about the Renewable Fuel Standard that took place during a panel discussion at this year’s Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)…

  • 01/08/14

    University of Michigan, Israeli University announce first joint research grant recipients

    Three pairs of researchers will be reaching across an ocean this year to spark collaborative energy projects with the receipt of University of Michigan – Ben Gurion University of the Negev Collaboration on Energy Research grants. The catch? The projects have to feature a research team from each university, working…

  • 12/26/13

    Why driverless cars won’t save the environment: ReadWriteDrive

    Autonomous “robot” vehicles that can drive themselves hold great promise for transforming transportation systems across the world. Part of their appeal is the potential to greatly improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. Not so fast, notes Bradley Berman in a critical piece on ReadWriteDrive, where he quotes Energy Institute research professor John…

  • 10/17/13

    With expanded scope, Energy Institute welcomes 11 new External Advisory Board members

    The University of Michigan Energy Institute announced on October 14 th 2013 the addition of 11 members to its External Advisory Board. The new members met with existing board members, Energy Institute staff, and university leadership for their first meeting after the Institute’s fall symposium on October 15th. “We felt that…