How engineers are applying their expertise for future planning.
A resilient campus
The future of Line 5: Engineering under Lake Michigan
How would Enbridge shut down the controversial pipeline and construct a replacement tunnel?
Setting the nation’s engineering research agenda
Michigan Engineers involved in NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, a force multiplier for high-impact research.
Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions
In The Conversation, experts break down what’s needed to make CO2 in concrete work on a wide scale to curb global emissions.
‘Peecycling’ payoff: Urine diversion shows multiple environmental benefits when used at city scale
New study is the first in-depth analysis of the environmental performance and benefits of large-scale urine recycling relative to conventional wastewater treatment and fertilizer production.
More responsive COVID-19 wastewater test developed
Measuring RNA from SARS-COV-2 allows for more accurate testing than similar methods.
Podcast: Remaking water infrastructure
In S1E2, harnessing waterborne microbes for data and health.
Removing and reusing phosphorus from agricultural runoff
Glen Daigger and his research team are developing a biological system that can capture the phosphorus in the water without use of chemicals.
Improving construction worker safety with wearable sensors
Wearables track heart rate, fatigue and stress.
Spotlight: Data is life
Take a multimedia trip to the Amazon and meet the researchers who are working to understand how the future of the rainforest could affect us all.
Optimizing comfort for nurses in high-stress situations with sensors
Wearable sensors help pinpoint stressful moments during medical procedures.
Water stays in the pipes longer in shrinking cities – a challenge for public health
The geographic locations where Americans live are shifting in ways that can negatively affect the quality of their drinking water.
New study finds inaccuracies in arsenic test kits in Bangladesh
About 25 million Bangladeshis face risks of developing skin lesions and cancers due to unsafe levels of arsenic in drinking water.
Combining the real and virtual worlds improves driverless vehicle testing
Augmented reality technology at the University of Michigan makes testing faster, cheaper, safer
Mcity demos: Self-driving cars can be even safer with connected technology
At the University of Michigan’s Mcity Test Facility, self-driving cars were part of a series of demonstrations that illustrated the key role connected technology can play in harnessing the safety benefits that self-driving vehicles promise.
Steps for Flint residents to reduce bacteria in filtered water
While filters reduce lead, they can harbor bacteria.
Midwest USDOT Center for Connected and Automated Transportation established
$2.47 million midwest research center will conduct connected and automated vehicle research.
How we roll
Going driverless could be the biggest reboot of the American transportation system since the horse and buggy went the way of, well, the horse and buggy. Are we ready to make it happen?
Distinguished lecturer embarks on water quality talk tour
Nancy Love, professor of civil & environmental engineering, embarks on a year-long water quality talk tour as a distinguished lecturer for the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors Foundation.
U-M opens Mcity test environment for connected and driverless vehicles
The University of Michigan today opened Mcity, the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars.