Research

  1. January 11, 2024

    Study shows EV cost-competitiveness varies by area

    Is it actually cheaper to own an electric vehicle instead of a gas vehicle? It depends. U-M researchers say where you live matters.

  2. December 13, 2023

    Study reveals dam removal’s effect on northern Michigan river

    The U-M Biological Station collaborated with Bowling Green State University to monitor the aquatic ecology of the Maple River before, during and after removal of the Lake Kathleen Dam.

  3. December 11, 2023

    Study examines switching from fluorescent lamps to LEDs

    A U-M study that compared the costs of six lighting replacement options for linear recessed lighting systems found LED products were 18%-44% more efficient than T8 fluorescent lamps.

  4. December 8, 2023

    U-M team’s work centers on tracking undetectable space junk

    Satellite and spacecraft operators may finally be able to detect small pieces of debris orbiting Earth using an approach proposed by U-M researchers.

  5. November 30, 2023

    Report helps guide public engagement at research universities

    A recently published report led by U‑M’s Elyse Aurbach outlines how research universities can better support engaged and equity-oriented scholars and scholarship on their campuses.

  6. November 16, 2023

    $3M NSF grant to boost state-of-the-art solar manufacturing

    A new breed of semiconductors that could enable breakthroughs in solar cells and LEDs will benefit from cutting-edge manufacturing approaches, through a new project led by U-M.

  7. November 8, 2023

    Study focuses on decarbonizing light-duty transportation

    U-M researchers have found that meeting greenhouse gas emissions goals for light-duty vehicles — passenger vehicles such as cars and trucks — is possible, but not just by increasing EV sales.

  8. November 2, 2023

    Elephants: Earth’s giant climate change canaries

    U-M researcher Bill Sanders has devoted his 40-year research career to tracking 60 million years of Afro-Arabian proboscidean — elephants and their ordinal relatives — evolution.

  9. November 2, 2023

    Grant to help measure public investments in emerging industries

    The Institute for Research on Innovation and Science has received a $4.5 million federal grant to study how public investments in emerging industries can impact economic development in key technological areas.

  10. November 2, 2023

    Center based at U-M receives $20M to research tobacco use

    The Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations recently received $20 million to continue its research on the impact of tobacco regulations on tobacco use patterns and their health effects.