Department of Defense
The Department of Defense partners with researchers across U-M to provide branches of the military with the necessary resources to ensure they are well-equipped to address complex challenges and threats facing our nation.
Research Supported by DoD in FY23
Active Projects Supported by DoD
Faculty, Postdocs and Grad Students Supported Annually by DoD
U-M-led team receives $7.5M to predict, communicate flood risk
Engineers, atmospheric scientists, psychologists and anthropologists team up to develop better flood predictions and ensure decision-makers can understand them.
$7.5M to harness atomic-scale defects for next-generation information processing
Disruptions in a material’s atomic structure could act as “nano-pipelines” for efficient transport of charge and spin. But a new $7.5 million project led by the University of Michigan will instead embrace these imperfections in next-generation electronic devices, possibly enabling faster and more efficient information processing.
Cheap, sustainable hydrogen through solar power
Withstanding high temperatures and the light of 160 suns, a new catalyst is 10 times more efficient than previous sun-powered water-splitting devices of its kind. A new kind of solar panel, developed at the University of Michigan, has achieved 9% efficiency in converting water into hydrogen and oxygen—mimicking a crucial step in natural photosynthesis.