Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Innovation

  1. Here comes the sun

    Electricity-generating windows and high-temperature solar power are the aims of two new U-M projects with $1.6 million from the Dept. of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office.

  2. Compostable diapers

    U-M startup Ecovia Renewables hopes to rid the planet’s landfills of disposable diapers; team is working with manufacturers to put a biodegradable material into product prototypes.

  3. U-M tool measures ‘iffy’ news

    U-M’s Center for Social Media Responsibility analyzes news on Facebook and Twitter, just in time for 2018 election.

  4. Emeritus professor wins Nobel Prize

    Gérard Mourou advanced ‘chirped pulse amplification,’ pushing the limits of optical science.

  5. U-M, Harvard join forces

    New partnerships maximize expertise to spur economic mobility in Detroit and mitigate the nation’s opioid crisis.

  6. ‘Fake news’ detector outperforms humans

    Algorithm identifies telltale linguistic cues and could serve as an effective weapon against misinformation.

  7. The threat that never sleeps

    Can science stop superbugs? Traditional antibiotics are losing the battle with bacteria and U-M engineers are stepping into the breach.

  8. U-M startup launches 3D app that puts pain on the map

    Precision health tool allows patients to “paint” their pain on anatomically accurate 3D models using a phone or tablet.

  9. All good in the agrihood

    Hope for a thriving Detroit springs eternal (along with fresh produce) at the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative.