University of Michigan leads a collaboration of academic, municipal and private institutions to advance a renewable methane ecosystem.
Energy & Environment
Energy from waste: $6.8 million for cow-inspired biodigesters
The future of Line 5: Engineering under Lake Michigan
How would Enbridge shut down the controversial pipeline and construct a replacement tunnel?
Wastewater treatment at one-third the size and cost
Systems featuring a ‘membrane-aerated biofilm reactor’ can also remove more nitrogen from treatment plant discharges.
Glen Daigger and Nancy Love receive Wesley W. Horner Award from ASCE
Their winning paper explores integrated urban water management systems.
‘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.
Brian Ellis awarded Sloan Foundation “net zero” grant
The Alfred P. Sloan grant funds projects furthering technologies that sequester carbon or have zero emissions.
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.
Researchers share innovative ideas in concrete for a more sustainable future
Speakers at the symposium “From Lab to Site: Innovation in Concrete” discussed climate change, 3D printing, “smart” buildings, research potential and collaboration.
New partnership provides accelerated master’s degree option
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at U-M and the School of Environment at Tsinghua University have been approved for a partnership to establish an Accelerated Master’s Degree Program in Environmental Engineering for students from the School of Environment at Tsinghua.
New grant enables research on extremely durable concrete
CEE Professor Victor Li leads a project to reduce energy and emissions through more durable concrete.
Restoration and collaboration
A field trip to the Boardman River presents a unique opportunity to see dam restoration and cross-disciplinary collaboration in action.
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.
How connected vehicles’ wipers could help prevent flooding
We’ve been promised all kinds of benefits from a future of connected vehicles, but flood control?
Two CEE PhD students receive Dow Sustainability Fellowships
CEE students Cassandra Champagne and Morteza Taiebat have been named 2019 Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows.
Jeff Scruggs selected for Berker and Gokyigit Faculty Scholar Award
This award recognizes outstanding work by a member of the CEE Department in advancing the state of the art in smart and sustainable infrastructure systems.
Joint U-M and GLWA team wins inaugural Intelligent Water Challenge
University-utility partnership designs a system to demonstrate the value of smart water technologies.
Krista Wigginton wins Paul L. Busch Award from the Water Research Foundation
CEE professor unites virology with engineering to develop a novel approach to managing risks associated with viruses in water.
Finding the right temperature
University of Michigan faculty receive an NSF grant to investigate automated, data-driven HVAC control.
PhD Student Cassandra Champagne Receives EREF Scholarship Award
PhD student receives scholarship for work in waste management and engineering.
Steps for Flint residents to reduce bacteria in filtered water
While filters reduce lead, they can harbor bacteria.