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Innovation on Wheels

Across the university, researchers are rolling out new technologies that will make the cars we drive safer, smarter, lighter, more environmentally friendly, and more sustainable. They’re even helping make the roads we travel more durable. In a surprising number of ways, they’re truly putting innovation on wheels.

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A cooling technology developed by a team led by Jamal Yagoobi, mechanical engineering professor and department head, will fly aboard the International Space Station later this decade.

Engineering 360

The article, co-written by  Diran Apelian, founder of the Metal Processing Institute, and graduate student Sean Kelly. “By manufacturing aluminum components from secondary material streams, 95% less CO2 is emitted and the energy consumed is reduced by 92% compared to primary production [2-3]. The complete benefit of automotive light-weighting using aluminum cannot be fully achieved without an efficient and effective end-of-life collection and recovery process,” the article stated.

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