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TechLab: Climate Change

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TechLab: Climate Change is a Company-in Residence program for emerging companies making a significant impact on the carbon balance of the planet. The program is an immersive learning experience for students as they work side by side with the companies on the deployment and market development of their breakthrough innovations.

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Brian Ellis, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, holds a cup with material made out of carbon dioxide in the GG Brown Building on North Campus of the University of Michigan on February 7, 2019.

Photo: Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering, Communications & Marketing

2020 Cohort Teams

Shashank Prakash Nair

Shashank Prakash Nair
Energy Systems Engineering | Class of 2020

Cansu Doganay

Cansu Doganay
Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2021

Michael Blakeslee

Michael Blakeslee
Economics | Class of 2021

Meiye Wang

Meiye Wang
Natural Resources and Environment | Class of 2021

Allan Gao - Team Mentor
Senior Process Engineer | LanzaTech

Converting Co2 into Fuels and Other Chemical Products

Using CO2 as a feedstock has the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%, through recycling carbon from industrial off-gases. In this project, students will discover and prioritize the market opportunities for Lanzatech’s core technology in the US using stakeholder interviews, researching public policy, and assessing the market and technical risks.

Adam Levey

Adam Levey
Chemical Engineering & Engineering Physics | Class of 2021

Abigail Martin

Abigail Martin
Environmental Engineering | Class of 2020

Merritt Dailey

Merritt Dailey
Environmental Engineering | Class of 2020

Mayur Padharia

Mayur Padharia
Industrial and Operations Engineering | Class of 2020

Allan Gao - Team Mentor
Senior Process Engineer | LanzaTech

Converting Co2 into Fuels and Other Chemical Products

Using CO2 as a feedstock has the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%, through recycling carbon from industrial off-gases. In this project, students will discover and prioritize the market opportunities for Lanzatech’s core technology in the US using stakeholder interviews, researching public policy, and assessing the market and technical risks.

Sarin Parikh

Sarin Parikh
Energy Systems Engineering | Class of 2020

Tanishq Das

Tanishq Das
Industrial and Operations Engineering | Class of 2020

Yingying Zeng

Yingying Zeng
Macromolecular Science and Engineering | Class of 2021

Melissa Brei

Melissa Brei
Mechanical Engineering | Class of 2020

James Kahn - Team Mentor
Founder and Principal | SkyBaron

Products Made with Captured and Recycled Carbon

SkyBaron works with talented partners around the world to market superior consumer goods that have a positive environmental impact. SkyBaron products include watches, coasters, pens, and more. The student teams will work with Skybaron to define one or more new product lines. The project will include design, material selection, material sourcing, and market assessment.

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FOR STUDENTS

EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS

TechLab: Climate Change pairs emerging and scaling startups with top-tier graduate and undergraduate students studying a wide range of fields including computer science, data analytics, chemical engineering, material science, robotics, business, and sustainability.

The goal is to educate students through an immersive project that tackles an important problem for the company. Students learn the entrepreneurial process directly from the principles of the company using the company itself as the “living case study.”

FOR COMPANIES

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

By participating in the program, companies gain access to the University of Michigan resources and network as well as top student talent. The Center for Entrepreneurship seeks to help our students change the world by embedding them in this emerging field and the companies tackling one of the most pressing problems of our time.

TechLab: Climate Change Instructors

Volker Sick
Director, Global Co2 Initiative

Jonathan Fay
Dixon and Carol Doll Executive Director

TechLab: Climate Change Staff

Nick Moroz
Program Director

Emilee Studley
Program Specialist

TechLab: Climate Change is managed by U-M Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the U-M Global Co2 Initiative.

If you're interested in partnering with the CFE, click the button to reach out and learn more about how.