Anna Stefanopoulou, a mechanical engineer with an expertise in modeling, control and optimization of internal combustion engines, batteries and fuel cells, will become director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute.
Her five-year appointment begins Sept. 1.
Bart Bartlett has been named interim director of the University of Michigan Energy Institute while the U-M Office of Research mounts a search for the institute's next director.
Two new U.S. Department of Energy grants that total $5.4 million will let University of Michigan engineering researchers work on "transformational" engine and battery projects.
Their efforts could lead to efficiency gains in cars and trucks, the electrical grid and beyond.
The opening of the U-M Energy Institute's Battery Fabrication and Characterization User Facility, or Battery Lab, on Friday further expands the Midwest's rapidly growing battery research and manufacturing capabilities.
After more than a decade of carefully dismantling U-M's nuclear reactor and clearing the building of radiation, the university initiated the facility’s second life as the Nuclear Engineering Laboratory on Thursday with a "wallbreaking" ceremony to kick off construction.
Electricity for rainforest villages in Gabon. Tent fabric that harvests solar energy for nomadic people in Kazakhstan. A modular greenhouse and fish farm in an unused industrial building in Highland Park, Michigan.
Numerous government and corporate speakers extolled the benefits of increased shale gas production to the American economy, while urging that efforts continue to provide environmental protections, at a Washington, D.C., symposium led by U-M.
Consumers, on average, believe home energy bills would have to nearly double before forcing them to make lifestyle changes to save on costs, according to a new U-M survey.