Energy

Research

Energy is an important topic and an increasing priority - locally, globally and everywhere in between. 
Our efforts span every level of energy research, from the design and manufacture of highly efficient energy conversion/storage materials and devices to their effective use in industrial processes, power systems and their impact on energy policy.

Specialties

  • IC engines and engine systems design
  • Combustion
  • Pollutant formation
  • Simulation of vehicle systems
  • Computational methods for reacting flows
  • Microscale power generators
  • Self-assembled nanostructures for energy applications
  • Nanostructured energy conversion devices
  • Concentrated solar power system
  • Laser techniques for combustion diagnostics
  • Materials and systems for energy storage

Recent News

Stefanopoulou delivered "Control Engineers: The Unsung Heroes of Battery Technology" at the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC) in Melbourne Australia this past December.

Professor Kazu Saitou and ME PhD student Lixi Liu's study recommends replacing all incandescent and halogen light bulbs in your home now with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or LEDs.

A new study from the University of Michigan underscores the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas emissions—from both environmental and economic perspectives.

Understanding the ways in which materials deform and develop stresses and how they respond to those stresses is relevant both to biological as well as nonliving systems, including lithium-ion batteries, other semiconducting devices and alloys used for structural applications, such as automobiles, aircraft and buildings.

Professor Pipe and a team of U-M researchers have found a way to change plastic's molecular structure, making it as thermally conductive as glass

This award was established 1982, in memory of the achievements of Arthur B. Guise, who singularly developed dry chemicals for use as fire extinguishing agents.