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October 24, 2017

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October 12, 2017

NSF awards $1.8M to help develop smart stormwater system

Autonomous "smart" technologies for aging stormwater systems are being developed at the University of Michigan to lessen the impacts of flooding — potentially saving lives and billions of dollars in property damage.

September 19, 2017

New Urban Collaboratory tackles emerging city challenges

More residents without cars could get to jobs and training programs through a more strategic public transit system — one that supports the newest mobility technologies and the design of citywide mobility hubs.

September 12, 2017

U-M part of $20M center working to grow new heart tissue

The University of Michigan is partnering on an ambitious $20 million project to grow new heart tissue for cardiac patients.

The new research center has been awarded to Boston University, with strong partnership from U-M and Florida International University.

August 7, 2017

Engineering professor appointed interim dean at Rackham

Michael J. Solomon, professor of chemical engineering, will serve as interim dean and interim vice provost for academic affairs — graduate studies for the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate School.

August 2, 2017

$7.75M NSF grant funds project to map circuits in the brain

The technology exists to stimulate and map circuits in the brain, but neuroscientists have yet to tap this potential.

Now, developers of these technologies are coming together to demonstrate and share them to drive a rapid advance in our understanding of the brain, funded by $7.75 million from the National Science Foundation.

April 20, 2017

Unique hydrodynamics lab to get fresh look, new name

A $2.2 million renovation project to U-M's Marine Hydrodynamics Lab, which houses a 360-foot-long indoor body of water that serves as a testing facility for new commercial ship designs as well as a teaching tool for students, was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents.

April 4, 2017

Renovated nuclear reactor building opens as world-class labs

More than a decade after the Ford Nuclear Reactor shut down for the last time, the building returned to life Monday as the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory.

Inside it, researchers in the nation's top-ranked nuclear engineering program will focus on advancing nuclear security, nonproliferation, safety and energy.

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.

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