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Can Organic Solar Cells Last – Even Into the Next Millennium? These Might.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Professor Stephen R. Forrest and team find evidence that the cost-effective, flexible organic solar cells can have a stable lifespan of 1000 years, making them more efficient than their inorganic counterparts. September 25, 2019. # #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #scienceandtechnology #EnvironmentandSustainability #Energy #StephenRForrest ​​​​​​​​


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Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Climate Change Proposals May be Unrealistic, says Rabe

Public Policy Professor Barry Rabe weighs in on democratic presidential candidates' proposals concerning sustainability. Rabe discusses how some ideas may not be attainable, such as using all electric cars by 2030. September 13, 2019. #5-15minutes #PublicPolicy #web-article #GovernmentandPolitics #EnvironmentandSustainability #Policy #Energy


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Touch the Sun

U-M Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Professor Justin Kasper speaks with Re: Engineering Radio about the protective measures that must be taken to ensure our power grid is not negatively impacted by a solar storm. July 1, 2019. #30-60mins #Engineering #podcast #CollegeofEngineering #scienceandtechnology #SpaceScience #ClimateSciences #Energy #Safety #justinkasper ​​​​​​​​​​


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Climate Change: Why Removing CO2 from the Air Isn’t Enough

Mechanical and Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Steve Skerlos warns that the "direct air capture" technology, used to remove carbon dioxide, is not enough to inhibit climate change, and more investments in renewable energy are needed. July 29, 2019. # #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #EnvironmentandSustainability #Technology #ClimateSciences #ClimateChange #Energy #SteveSkerlos ​​​​​​​​​​


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Investing in Energy Storage for Solar, Wind Power Could Greatly Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

School for Environment and Sustainability post-doc Maryam Arbabzadeh researches energy storage systems for excess solar and wind energy, reducing the amount of energy needed from fossil fuels. Economically viable solutions need to be developed. July 30, 2019. # #EnvironmentandSustainability #web-article #schoolforenvironmentandsustainability #Science #Sustainability #Energy #ClimateSciences #MaryamArbabzadeh ​​​​​​​​​


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Renewable Energy in Michigan: Technologies, Public Policies, and Trends

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 10-28-2019 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM ET


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Sustainable Biofuel: Design Principles for Bioengineered Microbe Catalysts

Chemical Engineering Professors Fei Wen and Robert Ziff explain their research on extracting sugars from the cellulose materials of plants, like woody stems and corn stalks, in order to stop using corn kernels for biofuel. July 22, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #Environment/Sustainability #Science #Energy #ChemicalEngineering #Biology #FeiWen #RobertZiff


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Toward Molecular Computers: First Measurement of Single-molecule Heat Transfer

Mechanical Engineering Professors Edgar Meyhofer and Pramod Reddy construct a device with the capacity and sensitivity to test heat transfer along a single molecule, rather than a string of atoms, increasing the possibility of molecular-powered computers. July 19, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineerNewsCenter #Technology #Science #MechanicalEngineering #ComputerScience #Energy #EdgarMeyhofer #PramodReddy


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Immortal Switches, Quantum Computers Could Stem from New Semiconductor

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering Pierre Poudeu and graduate student team document the shifts in polarity as the temperature of the semiconductor, a mix of iron, tin, antimony and selenium, is altered. July 10, 2019. # #Engineering #web-article #MichiganEngineeringNewsCenter #scienceandtechnology #MaterialsScience #Energy #ElectricalEngineering #PierrePoudeu ​​​​​​​​​


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Prof. Louise Willingale Creates Extreme Plasma Conditions Using High-intensity Laser Pulses

U-M Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Assistant Professor Louise Willingale utilizes laser technology to develop and test plasma in various conditions. These trials can offer insights into possible proton therapy, fusion power, and more! June 26, 2019. #5-15mins #Engineering #web-article #DepartmentofElectricalandComputerEngineering #scienceandtechnology #ElectricalEngineering #ComputerScience #SpaceScience #Energy #LouiseWillingale ​​​​​​​​​​