The ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Awards are given out each year to recognize highly accomplished graduate students who have produced outstanding dissertations of the highest scholarly quality in any field of study. For 2018 there were 10 awards given and one was to ME Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dakotah Thompson. For his dissertation, Thompson dug deep into a set of questions at the forefront of a cutting-edge field seeking to understand radiative thermal transport at the nanoscale.
Bala Chandran's research into evaluating particle-suspension reactor designs for Z-scheme solar water splitting via transport and kinetic modeling garners some attention in the January 2018 edition of Energy and Environmental Science where it's featured on the journal's inside front cover.
As you stretch gold into a strand one atom thick, an expressway for heat opens up. It's called a quantum of thermal conductance and Michigan Engineers just observed this phenomenon for the first time at room temperature.
They report their results in a paper published online in the journal Science today.
BY BRANDON PATTERSON AND MARC T. HENRY DE FRAHAN
BY NICOLE CASAL MOORE
Investigating the Targets for the U.S. Light Duty Vehicles’ Fuel Efficiency and Greenhouse Emissions
BY AMY MAST
A multidisciplinary University of Michigan research group exploring more efficient materials for hydrogen fuel cells has been awarded a $1.2 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant aimed at isolating and developing “best-in-class” hydrogen storage technology.