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Eric Johnsen's Computational Flow Physics Laboratory
Drawing from applied mathematics, numerical analysis, physical modeling and high-performance computing, Eric Johnsen's research group develops new tools for numerical simulations and modeling of fluid mechanics problems. These techniques are used to uncover the basic physics underlying complex multiscale and multiphysics flows, including unsteady compressible flow and shock waves, multiphase flows, turbulence and mixing, interfacial instabilities, plasma dynamics and non-newtonian flows. This work applies to biomedical engineering, energy sciences, aeronautics, turbomachinery and naval engineering.
Pramod Sangi Reddy's group studies heat and electron transport in nanostructured materials, in particular the transfer of energy at the single-molecule level.
Microscale Combustion Mechanisms
The Multiscale Computational Nanoscience Laboratory studies nanoparticle formation during combustion.
Photovoltaics and thermoelectrics
The Laboratory for Nanostructured Energy Conversion Devices studies inorganic and organic-based technologies for high-efficiency solar/thermal energy conversion and solid-state lighting.
High-efficiency IC engines
The W. E. Lay Automotive Laboratory studies new IC engine systems and hybrid designs for automotive technologies.
Predictive life cycle analysis
The Environmental and Sustainable Technology Laboratory uses techniques such as predictive life cycle assessment to research the diffusion of alternative energy technologies into the marketplace, designing policy and market incentives to facilitate their adoption.
Energy is a topic of global importance that will continue to increase in priority in the coming years. Efforts at the U-M span the entire hierarchy of energy research, from the design and manufacture of highly efficient energy conversion/storage materials and devices to their effective utilization in power systems and consequent impact on energy policy.
Engine combustion, pollutant formation
Nanostructured photovoltaics, energy storage, catalysis
Computational methods for reacting flows, microscale power generators
Inertial confinement fusion
Heat transfer physics related to novel and efficient energy conversion
MEMS optical and biomolecular devices, microscale heat transfer
Self-assembled nanostructures for energy applications
Sustainable manufacturing, vibration control, mechatronics
Control systems for hybrid and fuel cell vehicles
Microscale heat transfer, nanostructured energy conversion devices
Concentrated solar power system, solar car design
Molecular-level energy transport, thermoelectrics
Laser techniques for combustion diagnostics, spectroscopy
Materials and systems for energy storage
Environmental and sustainable technology systems, technology policy
Powertrain systems, fuel cells
Biofuels, Combustion Models, Nanoparticle Assembly
Combustion diagnostics, novel fuels