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Number of U-M faculty with sustainability backgrounds

Sustainability Expert Highlights

Through the Exploring Sustainability on Planet Blue series, the directors of the Graham and Erb institutes are hosting dialogues with U-M leaders on issues related to sustainability. Professor Don Scavia sat down with President Mary Sue Coleman in October 2012 to discuss U-M’s commitment and approach to sustainability. Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest, along with numerous faculty members, were also interviewed in 2012.

Mark Barteau

Energy Institute Appoints New Director

Mark Barteau was appointed as the new director of U-M’s Energy Institute, the inaugural DTE Energy Professor of Advanced Energy Research and a member of the Chemical Engineering department in September 2012. His research into chemical reactions at the surfaces of materials laid the foundations for a new approach to driving reactions. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work, including election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2006.

The Energy Institute aims to chart the path to clean, affordable and sustainable energy by tapping U-M’s strengths across a variety of disciplines. Its holistic approach to energy research encompasses storage, transportation, policy, economics and societal impact.