The Economist speaks with Professor Lastoskie on materials science and Life Cycle Assessment

Professor Christian Lastoskie was recently quoted by The Economist in an article in Technology Quarterly titled, “New Materials for Manufacturing.”

“Some firms use a process called life-cycle assessment (LCA) to work out environmental impacts. ‘The idea is to evaluate, cradle to grave, a product or service,’” Lastoskie told the Economist. “LCA used to be carried Continue Reading »

Lastoskie Laboratory Awarded XSEDE Research Allocation

The Lastoskie Laboratory was recently awarded more that 900,000 service units and 500 GB of storage space on XSEDE’s high performance computing resources to complete work on a project entitled “Investigating electrode-electrolyte interface layers in Li-ion batteries using ReaxFF based molecular dynamics”.

The allocation of high-end computational resources, visualization, and storage by the XSEDE Resource Continue Reading »

Professor Lastoskie receives grant for joint project with Chinese university

Five teams from U-M and Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China are sharing $1 million in awards for research projects in the sixth round of funding of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.

The winning projects in the latest round of annual grants through the U-M/SJTU Collaborative Research Programs for Energy and Biomedical Technology Continue Reading »