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May 19, 2019

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May 6, 2019

Accolades — May 2019

Wilbur W.C. Bigelow, emeritus professor of materials science and engineering, will be conducted into the Class of 2019 Fellows of the Microscopy Society of America.

April 12, 2019

Researchers zero in on best bets for hydrogen fuel cells

As researchers work toward next-generation electric vehicles, they may be hitting their heads on the ceiling of what lithium ion batteries can deliver.

Meanwhile, a team of researchers from the University of Michigan are pushing the performance of a competing electric vehicle technology — hydrogen fuel cells — to new heights.

April 10, 2019

Three U-M professors awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

Three University of Michigan researchers have been named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, chosen from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants.

The U-M recipients, who are among 168 scholars, artists and writers appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, are:

April 8, 2019

U-M team triumphs in STAT Madness science competition

They may not shoot three-pointers, and only a few of them are over six feet tall, but a team of U-M scientists still took home the title in a March Madness-style competition Sunday.

Their cheering section included not only Michigan fans but also people around the world who have a hearing condition known as tinnitus.

March 11, 2019

U-M part of network to build public interest technology field

The University of Michigan has joined the Public Interest Technology University Network, a new partnership of 21 colleges and universities dedicated to building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.

February 19, 2019

Three U-M researchers chosen for Sloan Foundation fellowships

Three University of Michigan researchers, whose fields include computer science, chemistry and neuroscience, have been named 2019 Sloan Research Fellows, a group of 126 early-career scholars recognized by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

February 12, 2019

Three from U-M inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Three University of Michigan engineering professors have been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering, one of the profession’s highest honors.

They are among the 86 U.S. and 14 foreign members announced this month, and bring the total NAE membership at U-M to 33.

The new U-M members are:

February 8, 2019

How air conditioners could advance a renewable power grid

More strategic control of air conditioners could improve the overall efficiency and reliability of the power grid and make it easier to transition to renewable energy, and that’s the goal of a $2.9 million grant University of Michigan researchers have received from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

January 24, 2019

U-M leading $25M program to advance nuclear nonproliferation

Advancing technologies to identify bomb-making nuclear materials, ferret out secret nuclear weapons facilities and detect nuclear detonations anywhere in the world is the aim of a new $25 million program led by the University of Michigan and funded by the Nuclear National Security Administration.

January 18, 2019

Lori, Mihalcea to receive AWC's Goddard Power, Dumas awards

Professors Jody R. Lori of the School of Nursing and Rada Mihalcea of the College of Engineering will receive the 2019 Sarah Goddard Power Award, and the School of Nursing will be recognized with the Rhetaugh G. Dumas Progress in Diversifying Award by the Academic Women's Caucus.

December 11, 2018

Nine U-M students, faculty member attending U.N. climate summit

Nine University of Michigan students and a faculty member are attending this month’s COP 24 summit in Katowice, Poland, where envoys from nearly 200 countries have gathered to discuss and coordinate the fight against climate change.

October 31, 2018

U-M part of $6.8M initiative to enable American laser renaissance

In an effort to improve American competitiveness in high-intensity laser research, the U.S. Department of Energy has established LaserNetUS, a $6.8 million initiative that involves the University of Michigan — one of the field’s pioneers.

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