As a young researcher at the University of Heidelberg in his native Germany, Volker Sick worked with universities and schools in several different countries, which helped him understand the value of collaboration between people with different experiences and viewpoints.
University of Michigan faculty members have been named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for their significant contributions in scholarly and professional fields.
Among the 213 fellows and 36 foreign honorary members identified as "exceptional scholars, leaders, artists, and innovators" are:
Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the University of Michigan, and officials broke ground on the facility Friday.
Online learners may soon have three new University of Michigan master's degree options through a partnership with Coursera — one in the growing field of applied data science, a first-of-its-kind program in public health, and an advanced program in construction engineering and management.
A new surgical device developed at the University of Michigan could make it quicker and easier to connect arteries in complicated procedures such as reconstructing a breast after a mastectomy, or a severely injured leg after a car accident.
Inspired by the electric eel, a flexible, transparent electrical device could lead to body-friendly power sources for implanted health monitors and medication dispensers, augmented-reality contact lenses and countless other applications.
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.
In a bullet-shaped car powered by the sun, the nation's top solar car team from the University of Michigan will soon race across Australia in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge.
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.
Cancer cells obtained from a blood test may be able to predict how early-stage lung cancer patients will fare, a team from the University of Michigan has shown.
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.
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.
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.
An outdoor fly lab for testing autonomous aerial vehicles is coming to the University of Michigan's College of Engineering this fall, adding to the university's spate of advanced robotics facilities.
University of Michigan will move ahead with plans to purchase the remaining third of the Rackham Memorial building in Detroit, including a parking structure that is owned by the Rackham Engineering Foundation.
Long wings could significantly improve the cruise efficiency and reduce the operating cost of long-haul aircraft, and Airbus is partnering with the University of Michigan to make these advanced designs possible.
The four-story, 140,000-square-foot robotics facility slated for North Campus will be named the Ford Motor Company Robotics Building.
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.
A giant Rubik's Cube newly installed on the University of Michigan's North Campus is believed to be the world's largest hand-solvable, stationary version of the famous puzzle.
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.