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December 2011 
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute's 
Energy Highlights


High-performance, low-cost electric machine could drive big energy savings 

Hofmann-HeathWith support from the Bosch Energy Research Network, U-M's Heath Hofmann conducts  research that offers significant enhancements for machines used in such variable speed drive applications as hybrid electric vehicle propulsion.

Associated Press: Engineering experts hit  safety culture in BP Oil spill

iStock_off-shore oil000012967567MediumBP and the oil industry drilling in the Gulf of Mexico lacked the proper safety attitude to handle the large risks of deep-water drilling, leading to the bad decisions  behind the nation's worst offshore oil spill.   

Post-doc fellow sought for PISET sustainable transportation project

Phoenix_color no txt v3Researchers focused on efficiencies in integrated, multimodal transportation announce an opening for a post-doctoral fellow supported through the Energy Institute's Partnerships for Innovation in Sustainable Energy Technologies program. The fellow will work on SMART's "Consumer Uptake of Seamless Multimodal Mobility: Energy and Sustainability Implications" project. 

Popular Mechanics: new CAFE standards could mean bigger, not smaller cars

Istock Traffic image for MM postAggressive new fuel-economy standards – 54.5 mpg across the fleet by 2025 – would seem to suggest that future cars will be smaller.  A U-M study reveals that the opposite might be true.


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