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

Efforts are underway to reduce CO2, develop sustainable energy, and adapt to a warmer future.

Two awards given to faculty and Peng delivers a lecture titled, "How Control Theories Were Used to Improve Energy and Safety of Automotive systems."

This project's scope considers how algae can help produce fuels and contribute to cleaner combustion

Mechanical engineers find another way to break Planck's law at the nanoscale.

Anna Stefanopoulou, a mechanical engineer with an expertise in modeling, control and optimization of internal combustion engines, batteries and fuel cells, will become director of the U-M Energy Institute.

The article is titled "How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war."