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October 2011 
Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute's 
Energy Highlights


Work begins on new MMPEI home

New building rendering for webRenovation and expansion work has begun on the Michigan Memorial Phoenix Laboratory, the North Campus facility that will provide collaborative lab space and serve as the new home for the Energy Institute. 

Institute appoints transportation expert

DeCicco for webMMPEI announces the appointment of John DeCicco, right, as a research professor.  
A specialist in vehicle and fuel technologies, petroleum demand, and greenhouse gas emissions, he also holds an appointment as a professor of practice in the U-M School of Natural Resources and Environment.

U-M solar car cruises Down Under

solarcar image for webBattling the elements, the U-M solar car, Quantum, placed third and was the top U.S finisher in the recent World Solar Challenge race across Australia. No other U.S. team has had back-to-back top-three finishes in the international competition.

Fracking and natural gas

Zimmerman, Martin_FAC 2Fracking, a process for natural gas extraction,  is making a major impact on the U.S. energy scene. U-M Ross School of Business Professor Martin Zimmerman, right, examines ways states and industry  can take advantage of this process , while limiting environmental damage. 

Searching for a research fellow? MMPEI can help.

Phoenix_color no txt v3If you are a U-M energy expert searching for a post-doctoral fellow to help with your research, let MMPEI help publicize your search to ensure you reach the best candidates. Contact MMPEI to learn more.

Assessing Great Lakes wind power

Buoy_Dedication_for webA rare vessel never before seen on the Great Lakes arrived just north of Muskegon this month, providing researchers with a powerful, custom-built tool to assess the potential for harvesting offshore wind energy.

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