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.


  • 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

Assistant Professor Neil Dasgupta and PhD students Robin Rodriguez and Eric Kazyak's paper, "Biotemplated Morpho Butterfly Wings for Tunable Structurally Colored Photocatalysts" focuses on a biotemplating approach of Morpho butterfly wings.

ME Alum Bhuvan Neema joins the high caliber community of renewable energy leaders after being named to the 2018 class of Energy Scholars.

Assistant Professor Bala Chandran's research featured on inside front cover of high impact journal Energy and Environmental Science. 

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.