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October 2012 
University of Michigan Energy Institute's 
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Barteau named new director of Energy Institute

ru_120717_barteauA professor recognized by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers as one of the "100 Engineers of the Modern Era" has been appointed the new director of the Energy Instittue and the inaugural DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research.  Mark Barteau, who came from the University of Delaware, joined U-M on Sept. 1.

UMEI Faculty Affiliates receive funding to study non-aqueous flow batteries.

iStock_000000733364Batteries-ThumbnailA group of faculty from the University of Michigan and Case Western University,with UMEI faculty affiliates Levi Thompson, Greg Keoleian, and Melanie Sanford as lead investigators, recently received a $1.9M award from the National Science Foundation to study non-aqueous redox flow battery chemistries. to study non-aqueous redox flow battery chemistries.

Kill-A-Watt student competition fosters action on energy issues in residence halls

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A student-run competition is challenging residence halls across campus to reduce their energy consumption and inspire an energy conscious mindset in students. Starting October 19th, nine campus residence halls will try to conserve energy. At the end of the competition, on November 18th, the University Energy Management Team will measure the percentage of energy reduced in the nine halls to determine the winner.

$12.3M center aims to ramp up design of advanced material

iStock Lithium Symbol-thumbIt takes between 10 and 20 years to develop a new material — an advanced metal alloy, for example, that can be used in lighter cars, trucks and airplanes. That’s too long, says John Allison, professor of materials science and engineering. With an $11 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Allison is leading a project that aims to drastically shorten that time. 

Batteries of the Future

DonSiegel-Connect-e1348238993957Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor and UMEI faculty affiliate Don Siegel discusses what advancements in batteries are being made and how these improvements impact the consumer market and the environment. The video is part of a monthly BrownBag Learning Experience targeted at University of Michigan College of Engineering Alumni.


Charting paths to a secure, affordable, and sustainable energy future

Energy Events

Funding Opportunities



Partnerships for Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technologies (Dec 1, 2012)

The U.S./China Clean Energy Research Center­–Clean Vehicle Consortium Funding Proposals (Nov 26, 2012) 


Bosch Energy Research Network (BERN) Research Grants

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