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A lasting impact: Assistant Professor Marouane Kessentini encourages risk-taking research

Marouane Kessentini wants his students to take risks—to do something new, something that hasn’t been done before. That’s why the computer and information science assistant professor started a search-based software engineering (SBSE) lab for his graduate students. It’s why he encourages students to work on research with him. And it’s more »

Go with the flow: Professor Oleg Zikanov collaborates internationally to research energy storage solutions

In the U.S. alone, wind energy generates enough electricity to power more than 11 million homes. And solar energy is projected to be more cost-effective than conventional energy in the next few years. Both are abundant and environmentally friendly. But they also are unreliable. And that’s where Professor Oleg Zikanov more »

In bloom: Bioretention gardens may grow health outcomes, city solutions

Just a few miles north from University of Michigan-Dearborn’s campus, on the site of former vacant homes in Detroit’ Cody Rouge neighborhood, four new innovative gardens have arrived. A type of green infrastructure, these pilot “bioretention gardens” are designed to help manage stormwater while removing neighborhood blight. UM-Dearborn’s Assistant Professor more »