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March 28, 2017

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March 16, 2017

Kota to receive 2017 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Professor Sridhar Kota has been selected to receive the Distinguished University Innovator Award for 2017 for an approach to engineering design that has led to the invention, development, flight-testing and commercialization of revolutionary shape-changing aircraft wings.

January 19, 2017

'5-D protein fingerprinting' may give insights into Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

In research that could one day lead to advances against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, University of Michigan engineering researchers have demonstrated a technique for precisely measuring the properties of individual protein molecules floating in a liquid.

December 7, 2016

U-M, colleges team up in biomedical science teaching and learning

They're at two different ends of the higher-education journey: some just starting out on associate's degrees, others finishing up advanced training after earning a doctorate in biomedical science.

But there's a lot they can teach one another, with the help of their professors.

October 15, 2016

$27M investment to globalize driverless vehicle research

A $27 million investment from a Chinese firm will strengthen the efforts of the University of Michigan, along with industry and government partners, to advance autonomous, connected vehicles and robotic technologies for a safer and more sustainable future around the world.

September 29, 2016

University launches exercise and sport science initiative

The University of Michigan on Thursday launched the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new research program that draws on experts from a wide range of faculty and students across campus, Michigan Athletics and industry partners to optimize physical performance and health for athletes and exercisers of all ages and abilities.

August 11, 2016

Toyota Research Institute partners with U-M on artificial intelligence

Research focused on artificial intelligence, robotics and autonomous driving at the University of Michigan will get a major boost thanks to an initial $22 million commitment from the Toyota Research Institute, TRI CEO Gill Pratt announced Wednesday in an address to U-M faculty.

April 7, 2016

University collaborates with Toyota on autonomous vehicle hub

In a step that bolsters the region's strong driverless technology-development ecosystem, the University of Michigan will collaborate with Toyota in the automaker's plan to establish a major autonomous vehicle research base in Ann Arbor.

March 16, 2016

High-tech bird watching for shape-shifting airplane wings

An international team of engineers and biologists will gain unprecedented insights into how birds fly so efficiently, and then turn that knowledge to building unmanned aircraft with shape-shifting wings.

These planes should be lighter, faster and dramatically more maneuverable than today's stiff-winged aircraft.

February 18, 2016

Alec Gallimore appointed dean of the College of Engineering

Alec D. Gallimore, associate dean in the College of Engineering, has been appointed the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering at the University of Michigan.

His appointment, approved Thursday by the Board of Regents, is effective July 1 and runs through June 30, 2021.

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