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Company Overview of University of Michigan

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University of Michigan is an educational institution that provides undergraduate, graduate, and special programs. It offers courses in aerospace engineering, architecture, biology, chemistry, communication studies, civil and environmental engineering, dance, environment, music, law, psychology, medical, and pharmacy. University of Michigan was founded in 1817 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

United States

Founded in 1817

Phone:

734-764-1817

Key Executives for University of Michigan

President
Age: 69
Dean of The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Vice President and General Counsel
Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

University of Michigan Key Developments

University of Michigan to Build Test Facility for Autonomous Vehicle Technologies

The University of Michigan recently gave construction approval for a USD 6.5 million test track that will be used to test technologies for autonomous and connected vehicles in real-world conditions. The funding will be provided by the College of Engineering, the Office of Research, the Office of the Provost, and a grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation. The test centre will be called the Mobility Transformation Facility and will be a part of U-M Mobility Transportation Centre launched in May last year. The track will have three-lane miles of roads over 30 acres and will include merging lanes, roundabouts, gravel roads, traffic lights and a stretch of four- lane highway. Peter Sweatman, director of the U-M Mobility Transformation Center.

University of Michigan Launches a New Center

University of Michigan has launched a new center bringing together researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines to advance analysis of biological and social science data. The BioSocial Methods Collaborative, based at the U-M Institute for Social Research, is funded in part by the U-M Office of the Provost. Partners include the U-M Life Sciences Institute and the U-M Medical School.

Ford, University of Michigan Create New Kind of Battery Lab to Speed Development of Future Electrified Vehicles

The University of Michigan allowed Ford to collaborate with battery cell manufacturers, suppliers, university researchers and startups to test new battery concepts on a small scale that could be replicated for full production. Facility will make it possible for Ford to build on 20 years of battery research, and to test experimental battery chemistries while reducing the risk and cost to suppliers. A new $8 million battery lab opened on October 14, 2013 at the University of Michigan that will help Ford develop batteries that are smaller, lighter and less expensive to produce. The work could accelerate development of battery-powered vehicles that are more efficient and affordable than today's models and that go farther on a single charge. The lab is a battery manufacturing facility designed to support pilot projects. State-of-the-art manufacturing methods will be used to make test batteries that replicate the performance of full-scale production batteries, allowing for faster implementation in future production vehicles. The lab is the result of collaboration between Ford, battery suppliers, the University of Michigan, and the state and federal governments, and it holds the potential for major advancements in extending battery life and durability. Ford, the only automaker to invest in the facility, contributed $2.1 million. Other investors include the University of Michigan, Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. Ford has been supporting battery research for more than 20 years.

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