Our expert faculty appear in numerous publications on a variety of issues. Read what they have to say in the media postings below.

Buffalo news.com

April 3, 2023

How do we improve flood forecasts?

CEE Professor Valeriy Ivanov nearly drowned while crossing a flood-swollen river, and in this Across the Sky podcast episode from Buffalo News.com, he talks about how this motivated his work: shortening the time to generate flooding forecasts and translating them into more timely and accurate warnings.


March 22, 2023

Michigan Wastewater Testing Expanded to Include Flu, Other Viruses

CEE Associate Professor Krista Wigginton and a team of U-M researchers updated an online dashboard to include detection of monkeypox, influenza-A, norovirus GII and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Ann Arbor, Flint, Jackson, Tecumseh and Ypsilanti.


March 1, 2023

University of Michigan Receives $15 Million to Continue Automated, Connected Transportation Research

CEE Professor and Mcity Director Henry Liu discusses the five-year grant that expands the Ann Arbor-based and U-M-led Center for Connected and Automated Transportation, which includes nine colleges and universities whose research aims to advance the U.S. transportation system with safe and sustainable emerging technologies.

The Conversation

January 18, 2023

Flood Forecasts in Real-Time With Block-by-Block Data Could Save Lives–A New Machine Learning Method Makes It Possible

CEE Professor Valeriy Ivanov describes how “probablistic learning” can create local flood hazard models that can pinpoint conditions street-by-street to save lives.


December 14, 2022

University of Michigan to Install New Technology to Increase Road Safety for Drivers, Pedestrians

CEE Professor and Mcity Director Henry Liu highlights the $20-million smart intersections project.

Scientific American

November 25, 2022

Outdoor Air-Conditioning Cools the World Cup. But Is It Sustainable?

CEE Professor Shelie Miller says air-conditioning is a major source of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Tech Xplore

October 25, 2022

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Roadmap Reveals Technologies that Are Ready to Go

CEE Professors Victor Li and Brian Ellis discuss performance advantages of concrete that becomes stronger when it absorbs CO2 during the curing process.


October 17, 2022

With This Knit-Casting Process, Concrete Leans Sartorial and Minimizes Production Waste

CEE Professor Evgueni Filipov discusses how CNC-manufactured knits are processed to result in intricate, efficient glass-fiber-reinforced concrete.

Parkinson’s News Today

August 2, 2022

Project to Develop Self-Driving Cars for Parkinson’s Seeks Patients

CEE’s Shan Bao is part of a team aiming to design a prototype autonomous vehicle to help meet the needs of people living with Parkinson’s disease.

usa today

may 21, 2022

Pee on your plants: Human urine can be used as an effective and sustainable fertilizer

Nancy Love and Krista Wigginton highlight how human urine can be recycled as a safe crop fertilizer and a sustainable substitute for chemical fertilizers that hurt the environment.


April 6, 2022

Iteris selected by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute for Smart Mobility and Safety Initiative

Henry Liu notes this is a significant opportunity to pave the way for a national connected and automated vehicle deployment.

Construction Dive

April 6, 2022

University of Michigan researchers study robotic assistants for construction sites

Vineet Kamat highlights how robotic assistants in construction have the potential to reduce short- and long-term injuries in workers and help overcome the sustained shortage of skilled workers in industry.

TRansportation Today

march 8, 2022

New study finds greater greenhouse gas reductions for electric pickup trucks

Gregory Keoleian notes this is an important factor to inform and encourage climate action.


FEBRUARY 21, 2022

Electrifying motorcycle taxis in Kampala, Uganda, shows air pollution benefits

CEE’s Herek Clack is cited as a researcher on this team


FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Electric vehicles shine in Super Bowl ads–but is Michigan ready for them?

Gregory Keoleian notes that more charging infrastructure is needed to encourage widespread adoption of EVs.


December 9, 2021

Poop sleuths hunt for early signs of omicron in sewage

Krista Wigginton is interviewed as part of the Umich research team in testing sewers for Omicron

The economist

November 2, 2021

How cement may yet help slow global warming

The Economist highlights research by Victor Li and colleagues on a bendable concrete called Engineered Cementitious Composite that also sequesters CO2.

Michigan radio

october 28, 2021

UM researchers think tech could help cities better manage stormwater

Branko Kerkez’s research focuses on using internet-connected monitoring systems to help manage stormwater.


october 26, 2021

Flint Formalizes New 12-Member Water Advisory Council

Nancy Love joins the Flint Water System Advisory Council.


october 25, 2021

Controlling water levels through the internet? U-M students work on Smart Stormwater Systems

Branko Kerkez explains how autonomy can help manage stormwater.

mit technology review

october 15, 2021

Reimagining our pandemic problems with the mindset of an engineer

Seth Guikema explains how to factor uncertainty into decision making when approaching pandemic problems.

the new york times

october 13, 2021

This Pristine Beach Is One of Japan’s Last. Soon It Will Be Filled With Concrete.

Jeremy Bricker discusses the reliance on concrete in construction along Japan’s coastlines.

waste today

october 5, 2021

University of Michigan explores use of cow-inspired biodigesters for MSW

Lutgarde Raskin and Steve Skerlos lead a new project to generate more power from waste streams, inspired by cow stomachs

The Palm Beach Post

september 28, 2021

Why recent COVID levels in Jupiter-area sewage are giving officials cause for optimism

Krista Wigginton explains the benefits of sewage testing as an indicator of disease prevalence in a community


september 13, 2021

U-M to Lead Research Team Bringing VR Robots to Construction Sites

Carol Menassa and Vineet Kamat discuss a new $2 million project to enable robots to learn from workers at construction sites


september 2, 2021

U.S. Civil Engineers Bent the Rules to Give New Orleans Extra Protection from Hurricanes. Those Adjustments Might Have Saved the City During Ida

Jeremy Bricker comments on the need for more resilient infrastructure in the face of climate change

ABC news

september 2, 2021

How New Orleans handled Hurricane Ida after post-Katrina changes

Seth Guikema discusses power outages in the wake of Hurricane Ida

For Construction Pros

september 2, 2021

UM Developing Robotic Assistants to Advance Construction Industry

Carol Menassa leads a team aiming to enable robots to learn from human partners on construction sites

The Conversation

july 28, 2021

Bipartisan infrastructure deal begins to address consequences of a warming planet: 3 essential reads

Jeremy Bricker, Victor Li and Duo Zhang discuss adaptive design, CO2-infused cement mixes and the infrastructure bill

Downtown newsmagazine

july 27, 2021

Forever chemicals and our food, water supply

Terese Olson on permanently destroying PFAS at the molecular level

The washington post

july 2, 2021

Own a condo? Here’s what you should know about building safety after Surfside.

Sherif El-Tawil discusses structural engineering safety

The detroit news

june 28, 2021

$5.3 million grant will fund expansion of COVID-19 wastewater monitoring in Michigan

Krista Wigginton receives funding to continue wastewater surveillance

WXYZ Detroit

june 25, 2021

Michigan first responders & building experts eager to learn more about Florida building collapse

Sherif El-Tawil on the collapse of the Surfside Condo building in Florida

big picture science

june 14, 2021

Flush with Excitement

Nancy Love on urine derived fertilizer for the “Pee on the Peonies” project


APRIL 28, 2021

One city’s fight to solve its sewage problem with sensors

Branko Kerkez on smart water infrastructure


April 21, 2021

Issues Of The Environment: Ripples From The First Earth Day, 51 Years Ago In Ann Arbor

Glen Daigger on Earth Day’s Ann Arbor roots

Bloomberg CityLab

April 7, 2021

There’s Another Way to Pay for Infrastructure Projects

Peter Adriaens on harnessing data from smart infrastructure

The Conversation

March 30, 2021

How to make sure Biden’s infrastructure plan can hold up to climate change – and save money

Jeremy Bricker on putting “adaptive design” to work

The Detroit News

march 26, 2021

Benton Harbor endures 3 years of high lead in water

Terese Olson on the problem of children exposed to lead in residential water supplies


March 25, 2021

$1.6M for water infrastructure projects coming to University of Michigan

Steve Skerlos on a project to modernize wastewater treatment, co-led by Lutgarde Raskin and Glen Daigger

The UBRI Podcast from Ripple

march 23, 2021

Galvanizing the Construction Industry with Blockchain

SangHyun Lee discusses blockchain’s potential for increasing productivity and transparency in construction

The Hill

March 1, 2021

What is bendable concrete, and how can it help fight climate change?

Victor Li using CO2 to strengthen infrastructure

The Washington Post

February 28, 2021

Bendable concrete, other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

Victor Li on the future of carbon capturing structures

The Conversation

February 14, 2021

Bendable concrete and other CO2-infused cement mixes could dramatically cut global emissions

Victor Li on the future of carbon capturing structures

JLABS (Johnson & Johnson)

february 11, 2021

Combatting the Diversity-Innovation Paradox in Science: An Interview with Herek Clack, Chief Scientific Officer, Taza Aya

Herek Clack on his recent research developing face masks and navigating racial barriers throughout his career

Tech Xplore

February 3, 2021

A better intelligence test for autonomous driving systems

Henry Liu on eliminating bias and improving efficiency of self-driving cars

The Detroit News

January 31, 2021

UM leads project to give Ann Arbor ‘smart intersections’

Henry Liu on using data to make autonomous driving systems safer


January 11, 2021

U Of M Awarded $9.95 Million To Build Smart Intersections In Ann Arbor

Henry Liu on 20+ intersections coming in the next 3 years

WXYZ Detroit

january 7, 2021

20 ‘smart intersections’ coming to Ann Arbor

Henry Liu on “the future of driving”


december 26, 2020

PFAS chemicals are turning up in tap water across the country. How do we get them out?

Terese Olson on using cold plasma to destroy “forever chemicals”


December 14, 2020

Wastewater testing tracks COVID infection trends

Krista Wigginton on identifying viral hotspots earlier

Popular Science

November 19, 2020

Your pee could be the golden ticket to a greener world

Stephen Hilton, advised by Glen Daigger, on the benefits of a urine-diverting system

Tech Xplore

november 4, 2020

Sensor technology aims to help US cities extend the life of aging pipelines

Jerome Lynch on using data to help save Detroit’s infrastructure

Interesting Engineering

October 29, 2020

Novel Cold Plasma ‘Air Curtain’ Design Wins $200,000 Funding

Herek Clack on a face mask that allows the wearer to “breathe freely” sans fabric

The New York Times

August 30, 2020

Looking to Reopen, Colleges Become Labs for Coronavirus Tests and Tracking Apps

Krista Wigginton on using sewage monitoring to anticipate viral outbreaks


August 12, 2020

Researchers Take Inspiration from Origami to Build Flexible Microbots

Evgueni Filipov on extending the capabilities of tiny robots

The Peggy Smedley Show

August 6, 2020

Sustainability in a Digital Age

Peter Adriaens discusses infrastructure’s “digital twin” and how finance is often overlooked in engineering

Civil Engineering Magazine

July / August 2020

Smart Bridges, Evolved

Jerome Lynch on the history and future of sensor-equipped bridges

Interesting Engineering

July 31, 2020

These Origami-Inspired Microbots Can Execute Complicated Tasks

Evgueni Filipov on the future of tiny robots in medical equipment, infrastructure and more


July 30, 2020

Teeny robots get a speed boost from origami

Evgueni Filipov on using ancient principles to boost microbot agility


june 22, 2020

System monitors faces to adjust the room’s temp

Carol Menassa and Vineet Kamat on smarter, more flexible climate control

Popular Mechanics

june 17, 2020

The HVAC System of the Future Swaps Thermostats for Thermal Cameras

Carol Menassa on how biofeedback can lead to a more comfortable work environment

Connecticut Public Radio

June 10, 2020

Yale Scientists Use The Sewer System To Track And Predict Changes In Coronavirus Outbreak

Krista Wigginton on the various uses for data from testing wastewater

Civil Engineering Magazine

June 1, 2020

All-online learning format comes with some trial and error

Jerome Lynch on adapting to educational challenges posed by COVID-19