University of Delaware Professor Feng Jiao, left, graduate student Matthew Jouny, right, and postdoctoral fellow Gregory S. Hutchings (not pictured) are pushing the field of carbon monoxide electroreduction technology forward.

UD researchers highlight potential of electrochemical carbon monoxide reduction

Dec. 26, 2019

Conscientious consumers know that there are ways to reduce our carbon footprints, like driving less or reusing household items instead of buying new ones. As individuals, we can reduce our contributions of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, but what can we do about the carbon that is already out there? That’s where scientists and engineers at the University of Delaware Center for Catalytic Science and Technology come in. Continue reading…


UD Prof. Bingjun Xu (right) and doctoral student Casper Brady are researching ways to capture carbon dioxide directly from the air as part of process that could be used to synthesize valuable chemicals and fuels.

Engineers reveal new way to capture carbon dioxide and use it cleanly and cost effectively

Dec. 20, 2019

As atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations continue to rise, many experts are looking for ways to capture this greenhouse gas and put it to good use. Bingjun Xu, Centennial Development Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, UD doctoral student Casper Brady and Mark E. Davis, the Warren and Katharine Schlinger Professor of Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, have developed a new method to simultaneously capture carbon dioxide directly from the air and thermochemically split water into hydrogen and oxygen molecules using thermal energy that could come from sunlight. The resulting hydrogen and carbon dioxide molecules can then be used to synthesize valuable chemicals and fuels. Continue reading…


UD’s 2019 Highly Cited Researchers include, from top left, Rodrigo Vargas, Cathy Wu and Yushan Yan, and from bottom left, Wendy Smith, Hongzhan Huang and Cecilia Arighi.

Six UD professors rank in the top 1% cited by peers

Nov. 20, 2019

Six University of Delaware professors are among the most influential scientists in the world, according to the 2019 Highly Cited Researchers list released by the Web of Science Group. The global indexing service identifies researchers in the sciences and social sciences who produced multiple publications ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication over the past decade, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.
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Pictured left to right from W7energy: Lan Wang, chief technology officer; Jared Nash, chemical engineer; Keda Hu, senior chemist; and Santiago Rojas-Carbonell, chief operating officer.

UD startup W7energy awarded $3.4M in Department of Energy funding

Nov. 15, 2019

W7energy, a startup company with roots at the University of Delaware, just got a proverbial shot in its research arm. The company was recently awarded $3.4 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to advance and commercialize a new class of polymer membranes that will make fuels cells much more economical.
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