University of Michigan

New & Innovative Way to Clean Up Oil Spills
New & Innovative Way to Clean Up Oil Spills
This week we feature a new water-separation technology created at the University of Michigan. They say they've developed an energy-efficient way to clean up after oil spills.
There is a critical need for new energy-efficient solutions to separate oil-water mixtures, especially those stabilized by surfactants as both the production of oil and oil-transport engender a severe environmental risk in sensitive ecosystems. In... Read More
Young University of Michigan engineers take technology to the remote and needy. Michigan Engineering M-HEAL student team travels to Guatemala to meet with doctors and nurses in rural areas and gather information for a remote stethoscope project they... Read More
Planet Forward
Here is a new way to deliver energy to those who need it. The women in one small community in Guatemala have wind, they just need a way to harness it. Enter enthusiastic students from the University of Michigan College of Engineering. WATCH
In an hour, the sun spreads more energy over the surface of the Earth than our civilization uses in a year. Michigan's Energy Frontier Research Center must engineer a thrifty enough solar innovation to compete with fossil fuels. More Michigan Videos...
University of Michigan BLUElab engineering students develop a wind turbine in a Guatemalan village using only locally available materials and hand-woven fabric.
National Science Foundation
It is not often that a scientist collaborates with a writer and philosopher, let alone one that lived in a previous century. Richard Primack of Boston University, along with students and colleagues, has demonstrated that plants respond to climate... Read More