Lithium metal batteries, capable of doubling the capacity of today’s standard lithium-ion cells, can be built utilizing much of the current battery manufacturing system, a finding from University of Michigan researchers that removes a major hurdle for automakers looking to embrace the next major evolution in energy storage technology for electric vehicles.
A new initiative, Scialog: Negative Emissions Science has been created by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The initiative brings together 50 early-career scientists whose focus will be the challenge of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere and making the technologies for a global scale.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) partnered with Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society) in 1938 to create the joint award of the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal. This award celebrates and honors outstanding work in mechanical engineering within ten years following graduation with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related field.
This award, endowed by engineering alumnus Larry Miller, is set up to recognize junior faculty members. Larry has a particular interest in supporting junior faculty whose research intersects with medicine and human health.
This year Shanna Daly and Neil Dasgupta have been selected as Miller Faculty Scholars, for three-year terms.
Nature Communications Publishes Paper: Low-temperature paddlewheel effect in glassy solid electrolytes
Post-Doc, Jeffrey Smith and Professor Don Siegel have a paper titled, "Low-temperature paddlewheel effect in glassy solid electrolytes," published in Nature Communications. Read the full paper here.
Mechanical engineers are perfectly positioned to lead efforts toward more sustainable energy, but they can’t do it alone. Margaret Wooldridge, Arthur F.
The Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) provide an international forum for frontier research in the biological, chemical, physical, and engineering sciences and their interfaces.
If a harmful algal bloom has ever closed your favorite lake-side beach or caused your municipality to issue a drinking water warning, a possible cause is excess nitrogen, phosphorous and organic nutrients. These nutrients are present in the surface water runoff from farms, factories, and our own well-fertilized backyards, and the excess nutrient build-up has been identified as a major cause of eutrophication, or the explosive growth of algae in water bodies. This can pose environmental threats to aquatic species and result in health risks in human-beings (see figure 1).