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University of Michigan Energy Institute

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University of Michigan Energy Institute

Location:  Ann Arbor, MI

Mission:  To chart the path to a clean, affordable and sustainable energy future by applying our strengths in public policy, economics, business and social sciences to lay the foundation for successful implementation of our scientific and technological achievements.

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The University of Michigan Energy Institute offers graduate degrees and fellowships with a focus on energy and sustainability. 

Graduate Programs:

Master of Engineering in Energy Systems

Master of Engineering in Sustainable Systems

Click for a look at Fellowships.

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UMEI conducts research in four primary areas: carbon-free energy sources, energy storage and utilization, transportation and fuels, and energy policy, economics, and societal impact.

Research highlights:

Solar power and lighting

Biochemical pathways and biofuel production 

Grid integration of wind energy

Here’s a cool video about pressure cooking algae for better biofuels.

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The University of Michigan’s Planet Blue initiative provides information on how to get involved with the 

Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge

Planet Blue Student Innovation Fund

Sustainable Alternative Energy Student Council

Student Sustainability Initiative

Supermileage team (click for a video)

 

Our Favorite Find: Six-Time Winners of the American Solar Car Challenge

Since it was founded in 1990, the University of Michigan’s Solar Car Team has built 11 solar electric vehicles, won six national championships and placed third at the World Solar Challenge four times. Students can take part in the engineering of the car, business and marketing, race strategy, and/or operations. To visit their website and learn more, click here.


Other Helpful Links:  Contact UMEI and Faculty


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