A PIPELINE FROM RESEARCH TO INDUSTRY

Students in the Delaware Energy Institute’s undergraduate research program gather at Eastern Shore Natural’s Gas Delaware City-based compression station, hosted by UD alumnus Al Gallo (second from right).

Delaware Energy Institute gives UD students firsthand look at gas industry

July 17, 2018

Six University of Delaware students in the Delaware Energy Institute’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program learned those lessons firsthand when they visited three companies driving the natural gas industry in the state and beyond: Peninsula Energy Services Company, Inc. (PESCO), Eastern Shore Natural Gas (ESNG) and Formosa Plastics.

Read full article

UD RESEARCHER APPOINTED TO NATIONAL ENERGY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Basudeb Saha (left), with former postdoctoral researcher Efi Vasiliadou, was recently appointed to the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.

Basudeb Saha is associate director at the UD-led Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation

July 11, 2018

University of Delaware researcher Basudeb Saha has been appointed to the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), a bioenergy consortium comprised mostly of decision makers from federal agencies and the White House, co-chaired by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE.)

Read full article

UD PROFESSOR SPEAKS AT SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING

University of Delaware professor Feng Jiao spoke at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on April 11, 2018.

Feng Jiao shares carbon utilization expertise with environment and public works committee

April 16, 2018

Feng Jiao, a University of Delaware chemical engineering professor spoke at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on April 11, 2018.

The subject of the hearing was S. 2602, the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act, or USE IT Act. This bill was introduced on March 22, 2018 to “support carbon dioxide utilization and direct air capture research, to facilitate the permitting and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration projects and carbon dioxide pipelines, and for other purposes.”

Read full article

THE FUEL CELL AUTHORITY

Yushan Yan has received the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Energy Technology Division Research Award.

UD’s Yushan Yan recognized for advances in energy technology

December 1, 2017

Yushan Yan has received the Electrochemical Society (ECS) Energy Technology Division Research Award for 2018. Yan is a Distinguished Engineering Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Entrepreneurship in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering.

The Electrochemical Society advances electrochemical and solid state science and technology. Its Energy Technology Division focuses on energy conversion through technologies such as fuel cells, electrolyzers, flow batteries, and more. The ECS Energy Technology Division Research Award recognizes researchers whose achievements will likely impact future research and development in the field.

“I’m honored to be selected for this award,” said Yan, a fuel cell expert, “and I am humbled to join such an impressive list of accomplished scientists and engineers in the energy technology area.”

Read full article

FOCUSING ENERGY RESEARCH

The UD-led Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) develops innovative technologies to efficiently convert biomass, such as trees and grasses, into chemicals and fuels.

UD scientists develop new theory to help improve catalysis research

December 1, 2017

A new theory by researchers at the University of Delaware-led Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI) will help bring greater accuracy and focus to molecular science research, with the potential for far-reaching impact across multiple industries.

The findings— reported by UD graduate student researchers Joshua Lansford and Alexander Mironenko with support from CCEI director Dionisios Vlachos—establish predictive capability for the behavior of molecules called adsorbates. Adsorption is a process by which molecules of gas, liquid or dissolved solids adhere to a surface, including metals such as iron, copper, nickel and titanium.

Read full article