U-M ChE Assistant Professor Jovan Kamcev receives funding from the Bureau of Reclamation Desalination and Water Purification Program to develop novel membranes to treat brine waste produced in desalination plants.
New funding supports development of novel membranes for treatment of brine waste via electrodialysis
Mitigating Carbon Dioxide and Nitrate Emissions Using Renewable Energy
Testing a novel chemical process that could simultaneously reduce emissions and remediate pollutants.
Andrej Lenert receives NSF CAREER Award
U-M ChE assistant professor, Andrej Lenert, has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for enabling light-driven thermodynamic cycles.
José Carlos Díaz receives National Water Research Institute AMTA Fellowship for Membrane Technology￼
PhD student, José Carlos Díaz, has received a National Water Research Institute AMTA Fellowship for Membrane Technology. The fellowship supports research projects that advance membrane technologies in the water, wastewater, or water reuse industries.
Nina Lin receives NSF funding to advance microbial engineering technologies for biofuel
U-M ChE associate professor, Xiaoxia “Nina” Lin, has received NSF funding to support research and education in advancing and translating microbial engineering technologies for biofuel/biochemical production.
Andrej Lenert receives 1938E award
U-M ChE Assistant Professor Andrej Lenert has received the 1938E award, granted annually by the College of Engineering to an assistant professor who demonstrates outstanding teaching, counseling, and contribution to their department.
ChE PhD students receive Mistletoe Research Fellowships
U-M ChE’s Cailin Buchanan, Misché Hubbard and Niloufar Salehi have received Mistletoe Research Fellowships that include both a research grant and a nine-month accelerator program that partners students with hardware startups.
1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery could quintuple electric vehicle ranges
The nanofibers recycled from Kevlar vests are harnessed in a biomimetic design to help solve a battery’s longevity problem.
$3.4M to turn up the heat at solar-thermal plants
Improved heat-trapping materials for solar thermal energy could help the U.S. meet its goal of cutting solar energy costs in half by 2030.
Improving the production of hydrogen through solar power
U-M ChE Assistant Professor Nirala Singh has received funding to help improve the efficiency of producing hydrogen fuel through solar power. The research is part of a sponsored agreement between SunHydrogen, Inc. and U-M.
War and Professorship
U-M College of Engineering honors Suljo Linic on his amazing journey to the Martin Lewis Perl Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering.
$2M to replace fossil fuels with solar power in fertilizer production
The new approach could enable farmers to produce ammonia on-site, and also reduce CO2 emissions from fertilizer production.
Machine learning links material composition and performance in catalysts
Understanding how to design better catalysts could enable sustainable energy tech and make everyday chemicals more environmentally friendly.
Solving the plastic shortage
New catalyst could stabilize supplies of one of the world’s most important plastics.
Three faculty members awarded a $1.5M DoE grant
Professor Nina Lin, and co-PIs, professors Andrew Allman and Maciek R. Antoniewicz, will be working on this project.
Electron transfer discovery is a step toward viable grid-scale batteries
The liquid electrolytes in flow batteries provide a bridge to help carry electrons into electrodes, and that changes how chemical engineers think about efficiency.
Mirror-like photovoltaics get more electricity out of heat
By reflecting nearly all the light they can’t turn into electricity, they help pave the way for storing renewable energy as heat.
Sustainable biofuel: Design principles for bioengineered microbe catalysts
The US has been stuck on corn kernels for producing ethanol, rather than woody “cellulosic” material. Efficient microbes for converting cellulose to biofuel could change the game.
Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’
The new prototype cells can run for more than 100 cycles at 90 percent capacity and withstand hard impacts and even stabbing.
$1.6M for solar cell windows and high-temperature solar power
New sustainability research garners support from Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.