University of Delaware, Prof. Yushan Yan

University of Delaware Prof. Yushan Yan leads a UD spinoff company called Versogen, which is leveraging new technology it developed to decarbonize heavy, hard-to-abate industries by producing low-cost green hydrogen at scale.

UD spinoff selected for Shell GameChanger Accelerator program

April 20, 2021

It’s no secret the carbon emissions that result from using fossil fuels to produce energy are problematic for the planet.

One way to make a dent in reducing these greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is to find renewable ways to power the American manufacturing industry, which today is largely fueled by petroleum and natural gas.

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Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award: LaFollette

Mark LaFollette

Mark LaFollette

LaFollette, recipient of the DOE SCGSR Project Award

April 2021

Congratulations to Mark LaFollette, CBE Graduate Student, on receiving the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) award. The award is for the proposed SCGSR research project, “Two-Dimensional Model Zeolites: Acid Catalysis and Methoxy Formation and Reactivity”.

Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis

Dionisios Vlachos

Dionisios Vlachos, Unidel Dan Rich Chair in Energy and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Physics and Astronomy

Vlachos recognized by division of the American Chemical Society

February 23, 2021

Dionisios Vlachos, the Unidel Dan Rich Chair in Energy and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Physics and Astronomy, has been selected to receive the Exceptional Achievements in Catalysis award from the Catalysis Science and Technology Division (CATL) of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

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RiKarbon founder Basu Saha (middle), shown here with colleagues Bryan Feyock (right) and Chinmay Pawar, is among the tech-focused small business owners that have been helped by the Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which was recently recognized for its work by the U.S. Small Business Association.

Small Business Development Center recognized for tech-based business support

January 28, 2021

The Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has been helping Delaware’s technology-based businesses grow and thrive since 1984. In that time, SBDC, a unit of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), has helped the First State’s research and small business community start more than 1,500 new businesses and create more than 5,000 jobs, and since 2010, raise over $300 million in capital. Over the last two years, SBDC has served over 2,300 clients, more than 50% of which were minority-, female- or veteran-operated businesses. For these and other efforts to help grow Delaware’s economy, the U.S. Small Business Administration has awarded SBDC the 2020 Tibbitts Award.

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Prof. Dion Vlachos (left), director of UD’s Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, and Joshua Lansford, a doctoral student in UD’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, are co-authors on the paper recently published in the journal Science Advances.

UD’s Vlachos and Lansford develop high-confidence approach for artificial intelligence-based models

October 19, 2020

They call it artificial intelligence — not because the intelligence is somehow fake. It’s real intelligence, but it’s still made by humans. That means AI — a power tool that can add speed, efficiency, insight and accuracy to a researcher’s work — has many limitations.

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