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The National Academy of Engineers has announced the election of 111 new members and 22 new international members. The Michigan Materials Research Institute would like to congratulate its External Advisory Committee member, James Yurko, on his election to the NAE. For a complete list of new members, ...

On Tuesday, November 30th, UM Battery Lab Technical Director Greg Less, along with CoE Dean Alec Gallimore, Professor Anna Stefanopoulou, and Professor Jeff Sakamoto testified before the Michigan State Senate Committee on Energy and Technology about the importance of vehicle electrification research...

The Michigan Materials Research Institute is proud to announce that its inaugural MMRI Symposium was a success. Over 120 people attended the event, and these participants represented a wide array of research areas, from materials science to dentistry. For more information about the inaugural MMRI sy...

The Michigan Center for Materials Characterization - (MC)2 - has become a University of Michigan Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF) partner facility. The addition of (MC)2 will allow researchers at the NSUF interested in radiation effects in materials access to new equipment and capabilities, al...

Popular Science article featuring Dr. Greg Less

Posted: Monday, October 25, 2021

The University of Michigan's Battery Lab Technical Director, Dr. Greg Less, is quoted in a new article in Popular Science discussing solid state batteries in Dyson products of the future. Interested parties can review the article here....

Design News recently published an article regarding the recent solution that GM has found to the faulty design in their Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV models' batteries. The article features an interview with the U-M Battery Lab's technical director Dr. Greg Less. Interested parties can find the article ...

Popular Science: Interview with Dr. Greg Less

Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The U-M Battery Lab's Dr. Greg Less was recently interviewed for an article with Popular Science. The article GM is recalling all its Bolts, but there's no need to panic about EV safety can be found here...

Electrek Interview with Dr. Greg Less

Posted: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Battery Lab technical director Greg Less was recently interviewed for an Electrek article discussing the growing demand for battery innovation and development. The article Here's what the US needs to do to meet snowballing battery demand can be found here....

Annual Image Contest Selections

Posted: Thursday, June 3, 2021

Congratulations to the winners of our latest image contest, and thanks to everyone who participated. We plan to hold the contest annually in the future with the next iteration to be announced in Spring 2022. 1st Place Max Powers, “Picking Out an Engagement Ring” Acquired on Thermo Fis...

Where Was the Battery at Tesla’s Battery Day?

Posted: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Wired published an article regarding the lack of a prototype battery at Tesla's "Battery Day".  The article can be found at the link below   https://www.wired.com/story/where-was-the-battery-at-teslas-battery-day/...

A newly formed institute at the University of Michigan will establish a hub for materials research by integrating the capabilities of materials research across the university. The institute was launched in part to address the Grand Challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering, mos...

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