The University of Michigan says six research teams from the Ann Arbor school and Shanghai Jiao Tong University are sharing in $1.16 million in funding for renewable energy and biomedical technology projects.
Michigan spokesman David Lampe says the money is for the third year of a joint program between the U.S. and Chinese universities. Research teams include members from both schools.
Lampe says the energy projects “seek to improve electric vehicle batteries, model the impact of renewable energy policy on the economy and the environment, and better understand the combustion biodiesel fuels.”
He says the health care projects seek natural therapeutic agents in China’s ecosystem, improved treatment of sepsis, and creation of a database on enzyme activity for possible therapeutic applications.