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UD’S HIGHEST FACULTY HONOR GOES TO NORM WAGNER

UD’S HIGHEST FACULTY HONOR GOES TO NORM WAGNER

Engineer, inventor, mentor named 2020 Francis Alison winner Wagner’s lifelong curiosity and delight in science, research and collaborative problem-solving have fueled an inventive career that has inspired many a colleague and student, drawn international recognition...

PETROCHEMICAL REPLACEMENTS

PETROCHEMICAL REPLACEMENTS

UD student Alice Amitrano researches plant-powered replacements for plastics Alice Amitrano is a chemical engineering major from Rome, Italy. She also is working on a minor in chemistry and a minor in material science. Amitrano is on track to graduate from UD in...

TAKING AIM AT PLASTIC WASTE

TAKING AIM AT PLASTIC WASTE

UD wins federal grant to establish Center for Plastics Innovation Every year millions of tons of plastic bottles, coffee cups, grocery bags and other waste enter our environment, from landfills to vast garbage patches in the ocean. These plastics can persist for...

$18 MILLION FOR UD

$18 MILLION FOR UD

Federally-funded center to advance materials research Jul. 7, 2020--A new center at the University of Delaware will advance research to transform the way materials are made. The UD Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials (UD CHARM) will drive fundamental...

EXPANDING HORIZONS FOR SHEAR-THICKENING FLUID

EXPANDING HORIZONS FOR SHEAR-THICKENING FLUID

UD technology feeds new athletic wear, flies outside International Space Station May 1, 2020--It expands, it contracts, it gets stronger, it lets up — it reacts to changing conditions in formidable and comfortable ways. And the adventures of shear-thickening fluid,...

ENGINEERING HONOR FOR LASHANDA KORLEY

ENGINEERING HONOR FOR LASHANDA KORLEY

Professor named Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Apr. 16, 2020--LaShanda Korley’s lab at the University of Delaware has an unofficial motto: The Korley Lab — where unicorns are real. The fanciful motto represents an undeniable truth....

ACCELERATING TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

ACCELERATING TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION

Early-stage startups awarded FastPass funding to scale innovations Dec. 17, 2019–Extrave Bioscience and Lignolix have been named as winners of the 2019 University of Delaware FastPass competition. This program, run by the Delaware Innovation Space, will award both...

Kristi Kiick Honored for Inventions

Kristi Kiick Honored for Inventions

Kiick honored by National Academy of Inventors Dec. 3, 2019–Kristi Kiick, Blue and Gold Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI), the organization...

LASHANDA KORLEY RECOGNIZED FOR RESEARCH

LASHANDA KORLEY RECOGNIZED FOR RESEARCH

Professor receives award from NOBCChE Nov. 22, 2019–LaShanda Korley, Distinguished Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the 2019 Lloyd N. Ferguson Young Scientist...

BUNDLEMERS

BUNDLEMERS

New polymer units created by UD, Penn researchers could enable materials breakthroughs Oct. 30, 2019–From tires to clothes to shampoo, many ubiquitous products are made with polymers, large chain-like molecules made of smaller subunits called monomers, bonded...

April Kloxin Wins NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

April Kloxin Wins NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Engineering professor April Kloxin receives grant to accelerate the study of lung fibrosis Oct. 1, 2019–University of Delaware Professor April Kloxin has been awarded a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award from the NIH Common Fund’s...

A NEW SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT FOR THE NATION

A NEW SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT FOR THE NATION

UD tapped to lead development of world-class neutron research instrument Sep. 27, 2019–The University of Delaware has been tapped to lead the development of a world-class neutron spin echo spectrometer for the United States. This scientific instrument will advance...

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