Institutes, Centers and Core Facilities

Thriving research institutes and centers at the University of Delaware reflect the diversity and rigor of UD’s research interests and activity as well as our commitment to improving the quality of life in Delaware and beyond. Our academic landscape is shaped by these partnerships and plays a strategic role in bringing scholars and scientists together at UD.
UNIVERSITY-WIDE RESEARCH INSTITUTES (7)
Data Science Institute
Research Institute

Data Science Institute

ADDRESS: University of Delaware Tower at STAR, Suite 614, 100 Discovery Blvd, Newark, DE 19713

DESCRIPTION:

As the vast resource of new and diverse datasets are rapidly becoming available in nearly every aspect of life, data science has the potential to advance human understanding in all branches of science and humanities, and, address grand challenges facing society. The Institute plans to combine disparate, dynamic, and distributed datasets and enable everything from predicting the future behavior of complex systems to precise medical treatments, smart energy usage, and focused educational curricula. The mission of the Data Science Institute is to accelerate research in data science, serving as a nucleating effort to catalyze interdisciplinary research collaborations across fields impacting our society.

Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Biotechnology Institute

ADDRESS: 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

DESCRIPTION:

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute is a magnet for life science research and development. We support multidisciplinary, collaborative academic research at all of Delaware’s research organizations including the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Christiana Care Health System, Nemours / AI DuPont Hospital for Children, Wesley College, and Delaware Technical and Community College. We foster academic-industrial research partnerships and work to support the local bioscience industry (from start-ups to multinationals) in partnership with the Delaware Bioscience Association. We are also committed to inspiring the next generation scientist and the professional development of their teachers through our Science for All Delawareans outreach programs.

Our Institute is the physical home to a number of research laboratories with scientists, students, and faculty working on problems related to agriculture, human health, and energy and the environment. Our Institute is also home to a number of high end instrumentation facilities that are accessible for use by the entire life science community in Delaware and our infrastructure, mission, and staff allow us to support life scientists (academic, not for profit, and industrial) from around the region. Our research has been recognized internationally and our Science Changes the World.

EQUIPMENT:

These resources are available to anyone doing research in DBI as well as to members of the academic life science community in Delaware. In some cases, specialized training and safety training is required prior to use of the equipment. For access to these resources, e-mail Robert Pekala or call (302) 831-3439.

  • Autoclaves for microbial and cell culture studies.
  • Biological Safety Hoods for mammalian, viral, plants and other specialized work.
  • Cold Rooms
  • Centrifuges (a range of rotors are available)
    • Analytical Ultra Centrifuge Beckman Coulter – Proteome Lab XL-1
    • Centrifuge – Eppendorf 5415 D (2x)
    • Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima LE-80K
    • Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima L-90K
    • Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima XL-100K
    • Tabletop Ultracentrifuge – Beckman Coulter Optima Max
    • Superspeed Centrifuge – Beckman Coulter Avanti J-25
    • Superspeed Centrifuge – Beckman Coulter Avanti J-20
    • Tabletop Centrifuge, refrigerated – Eppendorf 5810 R (2x)
    • Tabletop Centrifuge, non-refrigerated – Eppendorf 5810
  • Diode Array Spectrophotometer – Beckman Coulter DU 7400
  • Glassware Washers (2x)
  • Gel Documentation Station – BioRad Gel Doc XR+ (2x)
  • Incubators
    • Bacterial Incubators – Yamamoto IC 600 (2x)
    • Incubator – VWR Scientific 1525
    • Incubator – VWR Scientific 550D
    • Fisher Scientific 650D (2x)
  • Liquid Chromatography – Äkta Explorer 100
  • Liquid Scintillation Counter – Beckman Coulter LS 6500
  • Typhoon FLA 9500
  • UV/VIS Spectrophotometer – Beckman Coulter DU 640
  • UV Transilluminators (2x)
  • Shakers
    • Benchtop Platform Shaker – New Brunswick C-24
    • Floor Platform Shaker – New Brunswick C-25 (2x)
  • Water Purification Units available in each laboratory.

SERVICES:

Meeting Rooms

The Delaware Biotechnology Institute has a large meeting room on the first floor. The room can hold approximately 130 people with a seating capacity of 90. The room is equipped with audio/visual equipment and wireless internet. Also available is a formal meeting room which can comfortably hold 12 people and a video conferencing room with an informal meeting space for 6-10 people.

Reserving Space

For more information and pricing or to reserve conference rooms, please send an e-mail to events@dbi.udel.edu.

Delaware Energy Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Energy Institute

ADDRESS: University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

DESCRIPTION:

Energy is the driving force of our everyday life and will likely represent the currency of the future. Thus it is not surprising that the issues associated with its supply and utilization have become a dominant focus of modern society. It is now more imperative than ever to consider energy in a comprehensive and holistic manner in order to meet the needs of humanity while minimizing the costs and environmental impacts associated with energy production and consumption.

Our vision is to serve as a leadership resource with regional, national and international impact, creating and integrating new solutions to challenges in energy sufficiency and sustainability.

Delaware Environmental Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Environmental Institute

ADDRESS: 221 Academy St., 250 ISE Lab, Newark, DE 19711

DESCRIPTION:

The mission of DENIN is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges.

The institute fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of our affiliates and fellows and adds value to environmental research, education and outreach efforts through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development and project resource coordination.

The institute’s goals are to:

  • Initiate interdisciplinary research projects
  • Support interdisciplinary academic programs
  • Forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers and the public
  • Coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction

VISION/MISSION:

Our vision is to develop an internationally recognized community of faculty, staff and students in environmental science, engineering, social science and policy, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and an effective management process, who can compete successfully for interdisciplinary grants, provide research-based educational opportunities, promote economic development and contribute to the environmental health of the state, the region and the world.

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute
Research Institute

Delaware Rehabilitation Institute

ADDRESS: Health Sciences Complex, 540 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713

DESCRIPTION:

The Delaware Rehabilitation Institute (DRI) provides an atmosphere where interdisciplinary research merges with education and practice to advance science. DRI is the leading national center for physical rehabilitation research. Located on UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, DRI promotes high-quality interdisciplinary research within a scholarly environment that enjoins learning, discovery and community in rehabilitation practices.

SERVICES:

  • Top-ranked doctoral program in physical therapy
  • Founding partner in the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance, a collaborative partnership to advance biomedical research in Delaware
  • National Institutes of Health recognized
  • Center of Biomedical Research Excellence
  • Internationally recognized interdisciplinary Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) graduate program
  • Laboratories for research in:
    • Cytomechanics
    • Motor control
    • Rehabilitation robotics
    • Motion and gait analysis
    • Structural biology
    • Bioimaging
    • Biomechanics
    • Infant motor behavior
    • Musculoskeletal
    • Physiology
    • Athletic training
    • Motor behavior
    • Human muscle performance
    • Tissue engineering
    • Electromyography
Institute of Energy Conversion
Research Institute

Institute of Energy Conversion

ADDRESS: 451 Wyoming Road, Newark, DE 19716

DESCRIPTION:

Established at the University of Delaware in 1972, the Institute of Energy Conversion (IEC) is devoted to the research and development of thin-film photovoltaic solar cells and other photonic devices. The IEC is a totally integrated laboratory, focused on fundamental materials and device research carried out in parallel with process engineering studies and analysis of film deposition and processing. This enables the correlation of the properties of completed devices with their fabrication, all in the same lab. Close collaboration between IEC staff and industrial partners ensures that the research is relevant and includes state-of-the-art process development.

EQUIPMENT:

The IEC laboratories have a vast array of equipment – often custom- designed and built – to further our studies fulfill requests on behalf of our partners. Below is a list of current equipment being used in the IEC labs. Our equipment list changes constantly, and new pieces are added depending on project requirements.

 

Thin Film Deposition
  • Roll-to-Roll inline deposition system with four elemental effusion sources and in-situ flux control for depositing Cu(InGa)Se2 thin films onto a 15 cm wide moving web.
  • Four-source elemental evaporator for depositing Cu(InGa)Se2 onto an array of nine 2.5×2.5 cm substrates.
  • Four-source elemental evaporator for depositing Cu(InAl)Se2 onto an array of nine 2.5×2.5 cm substrates.
  • Five-source elemental evaporator for depositing Cu(InGa)(Se,S)2 onto an array of nine 2.5×2.5 cm substrates.
  • Vacuum evaporator configured for reacting Cu/In/Ga or other layers using Se and/or S evaporation sources.
  • CVD reactor for reacting Cu/In/Ga or other layers with H2Se and/or H2S gas.
  • Vapor transport deposition system for depositing II-VI compounds onto moving 10×10 cm substrates in inert or reactive ambient over wide range of pressure and temperature.
  • Three-source evaporator for depositing II-VI compounds and alloys.
    Hot wire chemical vapor deposition for depositing a-Si:H and polycrystalline Si thin films and devices.
  • Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition for depositing a-Si:H and
    a-SiGe:H films and devices.
  • Six-chamber, in-line, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition for depositing a-Si:H and a-SiGe:H films and devices.
  • Reactor for RTP treatment of films and wafers.
  • Reactor for treating films in halide vapors.
  • Chemical bath (CBD) and chemical surface (CSD) deposition of uniform CdS, ZnS and Cd1-xZnxS alloy films from 10 to 100nm thick.
  • Electron beam evaporator with three independently controlled sources for simultaneous or single element deposition of metals.
  • Electron beam evaporator with rotatable 4-source turret for depositing most metals and anti-reflection coatings.
  • Electron beam evaporator with rotatable 4-source turret and two sputtering sources.
  • Three target RF/DC sputtering system for deposition of Mo, ZnO, and ITO.
  • Four target DC magnetron sputtering system for deposition of Cu, In, Ga, Mo, and other metals.
  • Kurt Lesker six target RF/DC sputtering system with load lock chamber.
    Small sputter coater for deposition of ultra-thin metal layers.
  • Crest Ultrasonic substrate cleaning and drying facility.
  • Assorted tube furnaces and drying ovens for heat treatment and reaction in air, argon, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, and hydrogen-argon.
  • Full positive photolithography capability including spin coater, Suss Mask Aligner, and well established etching procedures.
  • Circulating de-ionized water facility with 11 stations and one Barnstead NanoPure water station.
Material Characterization
  • Amray 1810T Digital Scanning Electron Microscope (15X to 100,000X) with Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) and Electron Back-Scatter Imaging capabilities.
  • Perkin-Elmer Lambda-750 UV-visible-IR Spectrophotometer fitted with integrating sphere.
  • Philips/Norelco Scanning Wide Angle X-ray Diffractometer with diffracted beam monochromation (CuKa) and digital control/acquisition.
  • Philips Scanning Wide Angle X-ray Diffractometer with diffracted beam monochromation (CuKa, CrKa, CoKa), variable slits and digital control/acquisition.
  • Rigaku D/Max Scanning X-ray Diffractometer with symmetric theta-2 theta and asymmetric glancing incidence geometries, variable slits, hot stage (to 450°C), and computer control/acquisition.
  • Physical Electronics XPS system with load-lock sample preparation chamber and differentially pumped Ar ion gun for depth profiling.
    Digital Instruments Dimension 3100 Scanning Probe Microscope with capabilities including tunneling, electrostatic force, and magnetic force microscopy.
  • PAR computer controlled Potentiostat-Galvanostat.
  • Olympus Optical Microscope with reflected, transmitted, and polarized illumination. Accessories include Nomarski optics and dual axis stage with verniers.
  • Woollam Variable Angle Spectroscopic Ellipsometer.
  • Dektak surface profilometer.
  • ThermoScientific DXR Raman microscope.
  • ThermoScientific Nicolet 6700 FTIR.
  • Light and dark conductivity as a function of illumination intensity and temperature.
  • Hall effect measurement system.
  • Sinton lifetime testing facility.
Device Analysis
  • Current-voltage testing as a function of illumination intensity, spectral content, and temperature.
  • Two Oriel Xenon solar simulators (AM1.5 global spectra).
  • Spectral response with light and voltage bias capabilities.
  • HP4274 LCR meter for capacitance measurements as a function of illumination intensity and temperature.
  • Laser scanning facility-optical beam induced current.
  • Four-pod accelerated stress exposure facility, allowing up to 16 samples to be independently monitored and maintained under different states of controlled atmosphere, illumination, electrical bias and temperature.
  • Two-chamber accelerated stress exposure facility for up to 2ft x 2ft illuminated area in controlled temperature and humidity ambient. Other
    US Laser two-wavelength (1064nm, 532nm) laser scriber.
  • Asymtek Mechanical scriber and High resolution ink jet printer.
  • Sheet glass cutting facility.
  • Metallurgical polishing facility.
NIIMBL
Research Institute

NIIMBL

ADDRESS: 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19716

DESCRIPTION:

The NIIMBL mission is to accelerate biopharmaceutical manufacturing innovation, support the development of standards that enable more efficient and rapid manufacturing capabilities and educate and train a world-leading biopharmaceutical manufacturing workforce, fundamentally advancing U.S. competitiveness in this industry.

COLLEGE-BASED INSTITUTES & CENTERS (81)
ADVANCE Institute
Research Institute

ADVANCE Institute

ADDRESS: 102B Pearson Hall, Newark, DE 19716

UD ADVANCE is meant to implement large-scale comprehensive change that will increase the representation and advancement of women faculty in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers, thereby contributing to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce. Explore these pages to learn more about the program’s mission, people and history as well as how you can get involved.

Agricultural Experiment Station
Research Center

Agricultural Experiment Station

The U.S. Department of Agriculture established agricultural experiment stations in connection with state land-grant universities to provide farmers with practical, science-based information.
The need for a southern Delaware location to assist in carry­ing out research projects was realized in the establishment of an Agricultural Experiment Substation near Georgetown, Sussex County, in southern Delaware, an extension of the UD experimental farm in Newark. Today, research includes vegetable crop research, specifically on lima beans and watermelon; weed management studies; agronomic crop trials for soybeans, corn and sorghum; and nutrient management studies.

Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories
Art Conservation Laboratories at Winterthur
Research Center

Art Conservation Laboratories at Winterthur

ADDRESS: 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735

The Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation began in 1974. It was established as a joint program following the precedent set by the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture that began in 1952, with a master’s degree awarded by the University of Delaware. Henry Francis du Pont, founder of the Museum, understood the need for conservation; he had invited Harold Plenderleith of the Rome Center to visit the Museum to advise on environmental control and fire prevention in the late 1950s. Mr. du Pont envisioned a master’s program in art conservation when a new Research Building was opened in 1969. After his death, a committee composed of University and Museum representatives continued an investigation into the establishment of a graduate program in conservation. Visits were made to existing programs at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University and to the Cooperstown Graduate Program (now located at Buffalo State College).

Avian Biosciences Center
Research Center

Avian Biosciences Center

Meeting the growing, worldwide demand for safe and affordable poultry products produced in an environmentally sound manner will require a holistic approach that links research, management and education. The Center is established to be a center of excellence for research, education and outreach programs that will provide solutions to contemporary problems in the avian biosciences.

Bartol Research Institute
Research Institute

Bartol Research Institute

ADDRESS: 104 The Green, Newark, Delaware

The Bartol Research Institute is a Center within the Department of Physics and Astronomy whose mission is to foster excellence in research in physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware.

Biden Institute
Research Institute

Biden Institute

ADDRESS: 44 Kent Way, Newark, DE 19716

The Biden Institute, established at the University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration, is a world-class intellectual center and destination for scholars, activists, policymakers, and national leaders.

The Biden Institute’s Mission is to influence, shape, and work to solve the most pressing domestic policy problems facing America. We are a research and policy center working to bring together the sharpest minds and the most powerful voices to address our nation’s toughest problems.

The Institute is focused on the issues that have animated Vice President Biden’s public career. It is rooted in two guiding principles he has long embraced: Economic opportunity and social justice. The Institute will explore, among others, such issues as: economic opportunity for the middle class, income inequality, violence against women, civil rights and LGBT rights, civil liberties and criminal justice reform, health care reform, environmental sustainability, the state of our democracy and politics and political reform. Our approach will be dynamic – striving always to shape the conversation and serve as a leading voice in most consequential policy debates on issues facing American communities.

Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center
Research Center

Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center

Director: Christopher J. Roberts
ADDRESS: 233 Colburn Lab, Newark, Delaware 19701

Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center provides advanced methods for the analysis of biomolecular interactions, help with transfer technologies through training, consultation and collaboration and provides an environment in which academic and industrial researchers can interact. The mandate of the to Biomolecular Interaction Technologies Center is to better characterize, quantify, and/or predict interactions between biomolecules such as therapeutic proteins. Located at the University of Delaware the center funds research by faculty, researchers and students from UD, and other institutions.

Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation
Research Center

Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation

ADDRESS: 221 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The Center’s mission is to develop innovative heterogeneous catalytic technologies to transform lignocellulosic (non-food-based) biomass materials into fuels and chemicals. The cornerstone of CCEI research lies in advancing catalysis and its integration into processes that deliver innovative technologies for the conversion of biomass feedstocks, specifically cellulose and hemicellulose, sugars produced from the hydrolysis of biomass and smaller oxygenated molecules.

Center for Applied Business and Economics Research
Research Center

Center for Applied Business and Economics Research

ADDRESS: Alfred Lerner College of Business University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

CABER provides economic data and analysis to public and private institutions, businesses and the community. We use the most up-to-date research tools, software and proprietary online databases to access economic and financial data at the local, state, national and international levels.

Center for Applied Coastal Research
Research Center

Center for Applied Coastal Research

Coastal engineering is the study of the processes ongoing at the shoreline and construction within the coastal zone. The field involves aspects of nearshore oceanography, marine geology and civil engineering, often directed at combating erosion of coasts or providing navigational access.

Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research
Research Center

Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research

ADDRESS: 111 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research (CADSR) has completed 35 years as a unit of the University of Delaware. The Center’s primary mission is to ensure that the best possible data and information on important public issues are developed and made available to members of the College, its clients and – most important – the policy makers who affect the way we all live and work in Delaware. This mission is accomplished in four different ways: by acting as a clearinghouse for large data sets supplied by local, state, regional and federal agencies; by maintaining an active survey research capability; by developing and designing custom databases of text and graphical information (including both raster and vector data), drawn from client files; and by using an array of information system technologies.

CADSR’s GIS Laboratory features Windows versions of ARCInfo and ARCview. In addition, other GIS software is supported including Autocad, Mapinfo, Intergraph and Altas. The lab supports both large format scanning and printing. CADSR’s CATI (Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing) Laboratory features the cutting-edge software in this field. The staff is fully proficient in the creation and deployment of automated survey instruments. On average, more than a thousand surveys are conducted monthly in this facility. In addition, CADSR has available a staff of professional interviewers who operate from the Center’s state-of-the-art Computer-Assisted Telephone Interviewing Laboratory. Mail surveys are conducted where appropriate and are processed by CADSR’s customized network-based entry software.

CADSR supports software from Oracle, SQL Server, SPSS, SAS, Microsoft Office, Corel Wordperfect suite, Adobe, Seagate Crystal Reports and many others that are used in processing data, preparing graphics and report generation.

Center for Archaeological Research
Research Center

Center for Archaeological Research

ADDRESS: 135 Munroe Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

Anthropology faculty members undertake original and applied research in social and cultural anthropology, archaeology and biological anthropology, with special emphasis on biological and cultural evolution and the interactions among structural processes, environment and human agency that shape modernization and globalization.

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Research Center

Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Director: Cathy Wu
ADDRESS: 15 Innovation Way, Newark, Delaware 19711

Our Mission:
Bioinformatics and computational biology is an emerging field where biological and computational disciplines converge. The Center for Bioinformatics & Computational Biology (CBCB) is an interdisciplinary, cross-campus and inter-institutional initiative for the Delaware research and education community, and is built on the Bioinformatics core at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute (DBI) and the bioinformatics infrastructure of the Protein Information Resource (PIR).

EDUCATION
Establishing graduate degree programs
Certificates in Bioinformatics and Applied Bioinformatics Online (CERT)
Master of Science (MS)
Professional Science Master (PSM)
PhD in Bioinformatics Data Science

RESEARCH
Fostering cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, cross-campus and inter-institutional research in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology synergistic to UD strategic research areas, including Systems Biology, Energy and Environmental Studies, and Translational Medicine.

CORE FACILITY
Providing scientific expertise and core infrastructure support in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the Delaware research and education community. Available resources include bioinformatics services, consulting, training, and access to computational infrastructure and software.

Center for Biomanufacturing Science and Technology
Research Center

Center for Biomanufacturing Science and Technology

Director: Christopher Roberts
ADDRESS: 150 Academy Street, Newark, Delaware 19716

The biopharmaceutical and broader biotechnology industries represent some of the most technically demanding, high impact commercial employers in the United States and worldwide, in terms of a highly compensated, highly educated workforce, and a driver of scientific innovation and economic prosperity. There are numerous long-standing, industry-wide challenges in terms of fundamental scientific and engineering problems that occur during the Development and Manufacturing stages for pharmaceutical proteins as they progress from Discovery to clinical trials, as well as during final commercialization. The newly formed Center for Biomanufacturing Science and Technology brings together faculty at the University of Delaware that tackle a wide array of problems and fundamental challenges in areas ranging from: cell culture processes and bioreactors; high-end and scalable purification processes; product formulation and stability; drug delivery; manufacturing; and analytical technologies, instrumentation, and algorithms to support all of these areas. The Center supports cutting edge research facilities on campus, educational activities including seminars, workshops, and shortcourses, as well as industrial research consortia. Many of the faculty in the Center have long-standing collaborations with biotechnology companies, and there are multiple avenues available for industrial collaborators to become involved with research and educational activities in the CBST.

Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research
Research Center

Center for Biomechanical Engineering Research

Director: Liyun Wang, Ph.D.
ADDRESS: 130 Academy Street, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19716

CBER is an interdisciplinary center whose mission is to provide engineering science and clinical technology to reduce the impact of disease on the everyday life of individuals. It was created to provide an appropriate forum and infrastructure to promote the interaction of biomedical researchers from the university, industry and the medical community. CBER builds on a history of interaction between the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Biomedical Engineering and clinical facilities. CBER hosts the annual Biomechanics Research Symposium and sponsors undergraduate research in the general area of biomechanics and biomedical engineering. In addition, the Center works with biomedical industries and entrepreneurs to design and develop clinical and educational technologies and help bring them toward commercialization.

Center for Carbon-free Power Integration
Research Center

Center for Carbon-free Power Integration

ADDRESS: 221 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The mission of the Center for Carbon-free Power Integration (CCPI) is to conduct scientific research, educate the next generation of students, actively engage industry, policy makers and the public, and facilitate use of power from carbon-free geophysical flows. These power sources include surface wind, geostrophic winds and ocean currents. The primary areas of inquiry are offshore wind power and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology as a means of electricity storage.

CCPI focuses on large sources of carbon-free power as alternatives to energy sources that emit carbon dioxide (CO2), which causes the oceans to become more acidic and is the greatest greenhouse gas contributor toward climate change. The center’s focus is on electricity and transportation because they account for the largest fractions of human CO2 production. CCPI also focuses on the co-benefits of offshore wind power, including reduction in health impacts and the life-cycle environmental effects of energy production, economic development and job creation, price stability and energy independence.

CCPI is also committed to learning by doing and works closely with graduate student research assistants and undergraduate researchers. CCPI seeks to expand opportunities for students through partnerships such as one with the National Wind Technology Center in Boulder, Colorado. Finally, CCPI is actively engaged in knowledge transfer to government, industry and the public.

Center for Cardiovascular Health
Research Center

Center for Cardiovascular Health

ADDRESS: 540 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713

This Center brings together researchers from different disciplines all studying cardiovascular health. Our projects are focused on vascular aspects of cardiovascular health from basic mechanistic studies through clinical/translational and observational investigations.

SERVICES:

  • Brachial artery flow mediated (FMD) with and without nitroglycerin
  • Assessment of microvascular function via laser Doppler of cutaneous circulation
  • Carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) measurements
  • Standard and Doppler Carotid ultrasound
  • Measures of arterial stiffness and wave reflection (pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index
  • Arterial waveform analysis (PWA)
  • Central aortic pressure
  • Cardiac echocardiography
  • Heart rate variability
  • Exercise testing in collaboration with the UD Nurse Managed Primary Care Center
  • Custom Vascular Studies: CVRC will be well equipped to handle customized studies with existing equipment or with investigator’s equipment
  • Cell culture facilities
  • Biostatistical support
Center for Catalytic Science and Technology
Research Center

Center for Catalytic Science and Technology

ADDRESS: 150 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The mission of the Center for Catalytic Science and Technology is the education of students via relevant research in the multidisciplinary field of catalysis science. The “products” of this venture include not only the participating researchers, more than 70% of whom have historically gone on to positions with Center industrial sponsors, but also a substantial body of publications in scientific literature, as well as a significant patent portfolio.

Center for Community Research and Service
Research Center

Center for Community Research and Service

ADDRESS: 298G Graham Hall, 111 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Community Research and Service envisions communities and systems which provide for the social, economic, cultural and physical prosperity of all residents, especially those with limited opportunities.

The mission of CCRS is to support interdisciplinary, action-oriented, translational research that seeks to improve public health, enhance the social, physical and psychological well-being of all residents and increase the ability of nonprofit agencies, philanthropic organizations, government, business and citizens to enhance the quality of their healthy communities.

Center for Composite Materials
Research Center

Center for Composite Materials

ADDRESS: Composites Manufacturing Science Laboratory, 101 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The University of Delaware’s Center for Composite Materials (UD-CCM) has been internationally recognized as a center of excellence for interdisciplinary research, education, and technology transfer in the areas of materials and synthesis, multifunctional materials, processing science, mechanics and design, sensing and control, and software. Since 1986, UD-CCM’s programs and initiatives have been designated Centers of Excellence eight times by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Defense (DoD).

Our mission is to:

  • Conduct basic and applied research
  • Educate scientists and engineers
  • Transition technology to industry

Activities at UD-CCM are supported by contracts, grants and gifts from the University-Industry Consortium. Funding sources include the U. S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), the U. S. Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM), the Office of Naval Research (ONR), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and industrial companies representing materials suppliers and end users in the aerospace, automotive, civil engineering and durable goods industries. More than 3,500 companies have benefited from affiliation with CCM and in FY 2014 57 companies received benefits afforded membership in the University-Industry Consortium.

Utilizing 52,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment valued at over $17 million, UD-CCM develops models and simulations in a “virtual manufacturing” environment for process optimization and tool design, leading to improved quality, affordability and innovative new composite manufacturing processes. By controlling the microstructure and molecular architecture of existing and next generation materials, new composites are designed to accomplish multiple performance objectives in a single system. The Center also develops on-line sensors and devices for monitoring composites manufacturing to end-of-life and validates control schemes using simulations and manufacturing work cells.

Center for Disabilities Studies
Research Center

Center for Disabilities Studies

ADDRESS: 461 Wyoming Rd., Newark, DE 19716

The mission of the Center for Disabilities Studies is to enhance the lives of individuals and families through education, prevention, service and research related to disabilities. We promote independence and productivity so individuals and families can fully participate in the life of their communities in Delaware and beyond.

Initiatives:

  • Early Childhood
  • School-age
  • Adults

Community Education

The Center for Disabilities Studies is not holding community education training courses on a regular basis at this time, but may be able to arrange for training when requested or refer you to another agency.

University Education

The Center for Disabilities Studies is affiliated with undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of Delaware, which offers a variety of degrees for students interested in disability issues and related fields of practice.

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Center for Drug and Health Studies
Research Center

Center for Drug and Health Studies

ADDRESS: 257 E. Main St., Suite 110, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Drug and Health Studies (CDHS) facilitates collaborative and engaging primary research on substance abuse, health risk behavior, health services and health policy among social and behavioral science faculty, professional staff and graduate students. Administratively housed in the University’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, the Center is funded entirely through sponsored research grants and contracts and is committed to achieve levels of excellence, intensity and breadth of research. The Center provides a national research focus as well as service to the State of Delaware.

Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship
Research Center

Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship

ADDRESS: 102 Alfred Lerner Hall, Newark, DE 19716

UD’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship (CEEE) has been making a difference in K-12 economic and financial education for more than 40 years.

By outfitting more than 1,000 teachers annually with high quality, grade-appropriate professional development and peer networking opportunities, the CEEE empowers educators to deliver the practical skills students need to succeed.

Through supplemental classroom instruction and experiential programs, students learn first-hand:

  • How markets work
  • How conscientious spending, saving and investing can lead to financial security
  • How innovation through entrepreneurship is a possibility for all

The CEEE, affiliated with the Delaware Council on Economic Education, also offers a unique advanced degree program. Graduates of the Master of Arts in Economics & Entrepreneurship for Educators are well-positioned to become change agents in their own school districts, states and countries.

Center for Energy and Environmental Policy
Research Center

Center for Energy and Environmental Policy

ADDRESS: 278 Graham Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Established in 1980 at the University of Delaware, the Center is a leading institution for interdisciplinary graduate education, research and advocacy in energy and environmental policy.

The Center is composed of an internationally diverse faculty and research staff with backgrounds in a variety of disciplines including economics, sociology, geography, political science, philosophy, engineering, urban planning and environmental studies.

CEEP’s student body is likewise a diverse cultural and intellectual community. Placing a premium on critical thinking and analysis, students at CEEP are addressing a wide spectrum of issues from climate change to energy transformation, environmental justice, indigenous rights, sustainable development and water equity. CEEP provides students with a range of opportunities to follow their own research interests within three degree programs.

Center for Environmental Genomics
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Center for Environmental Genomics

ADDRESS: 700 Pilottown Rd., Lewes, DE 19958

Center for Environmental Monitoring & Analysis
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Center for Environmental Monitoring & Analysis

Director: Daniel J. Leathers
ADDRESS: 216 Pearson Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Center for Environmental Monitoring & Analysis (CEMA) is an environmental data services center within the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) at the University of Delaware. CEMA provides the following primary services to the state of Delaware and its citizens:

  • Real-time Monitoring and Historical Environmental Data Repository
  • Weather and Climate Outreach and Expertise
  • Engineered Environmental Data Products and Solutions

CEMA houses the Office of the Delaware State Climatologist, Delaware Environmental Observing System, Delaware Environmental Monitoring and Analysis Center, and the University of Delaware’s Satellite Receiving Station. CEMA serves as the most comprehensive observed environmental data resource for Delaware.

Center for Experimental and Applied Economics
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Center for Experimental and Applied Economics

ADDRESS: 531 S. College Ave., Townsend Hall Room 025, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Experimental and Applied Economics is associated with the Department of Applied Economics & Statistics at the University of Delaware.

Research conducted in the laboratory explores a wide variety of economic and consumer behaviors and participants receive monetary compensation based on the decisions they make in a variety of different settings.

Our major research focuses on land conservation and ecosystem service markets, water quality monitoring, behavioral response to risk, food safety and agricultural policy, and provision of public goods.

We run experiments frequently throughout the course of the year. Please check this website for opportunities to participate as a research subject.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Center for Experimental & Applied Economics, you can apply to join the CEAE Talent Pool. To apply, please complete this form and email a copy of your resume to Maddi Valinski. Once you submit the full application (webform and resumé), we will bring you in for a meeting to discuss the Talent Pool and determine if it is a good fit.

Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries
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Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries

ADDRESS: 126 Spencer Laboratory, Newark, DE 19716

The mission of the Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries is:

  • To promote basic and applied research to improve fundamental understanding of fuel cells and address critical barriers to commercialization
  • To provide students with the opportunity to participate in fuel cell research and demonstration projects
  • To support companies engaged in the development of fuel cells, as well as hydrogen production, storage and distribution
  • To create an opportunity for national and international recognition and a platform for economic growth in Delaware
Center for Historic Architecture and Design
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Center for Historic Architecture and Design

ADDRESS: 240 Academy St., 331 Alison Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Established at the University of Delaware in 1984, the Center for Historic Architecture and Design (CHAD) is an interdisciplinary research and public service center in the School of Public Policy & Administration addressing historic preservation planning and policy, with a particular focus on the documentation, interpretation and evaluation of historic buildings and landscapes.

In conjunction with the master’s degree program in Historic Preservation, CHAD provides an integrated system of graduate education, research and public service. By working on real-world projects with faculty and staff, graduate and undergraduate students develop technological and analytical skills ranging from architectural documentation to archival research, GIS mapping, community development and advocacy.

Our major areas of research and public service emphasize:

  • Documenting, evaluating and interpreting historic properties, at levels ranging from cultural resource survey to National Register Nominations to HABS-level measured drawings
  • Reconstructing the historic built environment (vernacular architecture, landscapes and material culture) to study issues of evolution, design and technology
  • Developing historic preservation planning and policy at local, state, national and international levels
  • Conducting research on the physical properties of cultural and historical materials
  • Advocating for the preservation of historic resources
Center for Improving Learning of Fractions
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Center for Improving Learning of Fractions

ADDRESS: School of Education, 16 W. Main St., Newark, DE 19716

The Institute of Education Sciences, a research branch of the U.S. Department of Education, has awarded a $10 million grant to University of Delaware Prof. Nancy C. Jordan and her two colleagues, Lynn Fuchs at Vanderbilt University and Robert Siegler at Carnegie Mellon University, to fund a five-year research and development center aimed at understanding difficulties students have with fractions.

The Center for Improving Learning of Fractions, administered at UD, will focus on improving math instruction for elementary and middle school children who have problems with math concepts, specifically fractions.

Center for Information and Communications Sciences
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Center for Information and Communications Sciences

ADDRESS: DuPont Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Information and Communications Sciences (CICS) is a research center spanning the College of Engineering and the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Delaware. The CICS conducts basic and applied research for sponsors in the national security sector, facilitating research interactions between associated faculty, industry and federal and state government agencies. The center also provides graduate and undergraduate students with the opportunity to participate in research projects. Our research addresses technical issues and barriers to commercialization in the following areas:

  • Network Science
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mobile Networking
  • Advanced Computing
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Robotics
  • Information Networking

Founded in March 2009, CICS provides easy access to organizations located near the Aberdeen Proving Ground and other clients in the greater Washington, D.C. area. For Delaware, the center creates opportunities for national and international recognition and a platform for economic growth in the information and communications sector.

Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering
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Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering

ADDRESS: 301 Du Pont Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering (CIBrE) in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is a leading resource for the world’s highway and railroad bridge community through education, research and technology transfer.

Center objectives:

  • Provide a focal point for faculty members on the University of Delaware campus working in the area of bridge engineering
  • Bring together researchers from diverse disciplines and institutions to address the growing problem of maintaining and renewing bridge infrastructure
  • Advance the state-of-the-art of bridge engineering
  • Attract the best students to the Center and educate outstanding bridge engineers
  • Transfer newly developed and existing technology from other fields of study to enhance the world’s bridge infrastructure
Center for Interprofessional Development, Education and Research
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Center for Interprofessional Development, Education and Research

Director: Barret Michalec

What is Interprofessional Education?
When students from two or more health-related and/or social-care professions learn with, from, and about each other during all or part of professional training

CIDER Mission
To educate and engage students, faculty, and professionals by promoting humanistic, socially-aware, and patient-centered, collaborative healthcare delivery.

IPEC Core Competencies

  • Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values (Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice)
  • Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations (Roles/Responsibilities)
  • Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease (InterprofessionalCommunication)
  • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population-centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, and equitable (Teams & Teamwork)
Center for Managed Ecosystems
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Center for Managed Ecosystems

ADDRESS: 221 Academy St., 250 ISE Lab, Newark, DE 19716

The mission of DENIN is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges.

Goals

The institute fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of our affiliates and fellows and adds value to environmental research, education and outreach efforts through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development and project resource coordination.

The Institute’s goals are to:

  • Initiate interdisciplinary research projects
  • Support interdisciplinary academic programs
  • Forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers and the public
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  • Coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction

Vision

Our vision is to develop an internationally recognized community of faculty, staff and students in environmental science, engineering, social science and policy, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and an effective management process, who can compete successfully for interdisciplinary grants, provide research-based educational opportunities, promote economic development and contribute to the environmental health of the state, the region and the world.

Center for Material Culture Studies
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Center for Material Culture Studies

ADDRESS: 77 East Main St., Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Material Culture Studies (CMCS) helps integrate and enhance the University’s rich resources for the creation, study and conservation of material culture. Its scope is broad and embraces all the things people make and all the ways those things, in turn, inhabit and act upon the physical world. To realize these goals the Center sponsors teaching and research in material culture studies at the undergraduate, graduate and faculty levels with grant programs, course support, workshops and conferences, such as the Emerging Scholars Conference. Fulfilling a core mandate to foster public understanding of material culture in our own community and beyond, the Center partners with institutions both local and international, such as the University’s own Special Collections, the nearby Hagley Museum and Library, and the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz in Germany.

The Center is committed to outreach and collaboration and enjoys the support of faculty from a spectrum of departments, programs and research centers across the University. Many of our faculty are affiliated with other mid-Atlantic cultural institutions such as the Delaware Art Museum, the Hagley Museum and Library and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate.

Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics
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Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics

ADDRESS: 150 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

Established in 1992 as a research unit within the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemical Engineering, the Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics (CMET) serves as a focal point stimulating collaborative experimental and theoretical research and encouraging the development of new educational materials in all areas of thermodynamics, soft materials and structured and complex fluids.

Center for Neutron Science
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Center for Neutron Science

ADDRESS: 150 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716-3110

The Center for Neutron Science is a cooperative agreement between the University of Delaware and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) to explore and develop new areas of neutron scattering science, with emphasis on strengths in complex fluids, macromolecular science and condensed matter physics. This partnership will enhance the small angle neutron scattering (SANS) capabilities of the United States, and thereby, make them available to a large scientific user community. It also helps to train the next generation of neutron scientists and engineers for careers in support of the national nanotechnology initiative. SANS is a powerful probe of molecular and nanoscale structure, supramolecular order and dynamics and can be used to monitor chemical and field-induced transformations. Because the technique requires a high-flux neutron source, SANS measurements are carried out at large national facilities, of which there are only four in the U.S. This cooperative agreement builds on the world-recognized expertise in SANS in the Departments of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Delaware and their long-standing scientific collaborations with the United States’ premier neutron scattering facility NCNR at NIST. The goals of the cooperative agreement include: the operation of SANS instrumentation at NCNR; exploration of new scientific applications of neutron scattering measurements; the development of new SANS instrumentation; the development of new educational and training materials for use at UD, NIST and more broadly in support of the national neutron user community.

Center for Political Communication
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Center for Political Communication

ADDRESS: 190A Graham Hall, 111 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

From policy debates to election outcomes and social discourse, the Center for Political Communication (CPC) continues to track the impact of what can best be described as a revolution in political communication.

Innovative research and social engagement don’t stop when the votes are counted. Understanding the outcome will drive the next phase of CPC research and events, collaborating with students, scholars and the public.

We envision an exciting future for the CPC including expanded faculty affiliations, more innovative research and revelatory topics for opinion surveys, while engaging students and the community to examine and comprehend why and how political communication impacts our society.

As political communication has evolved from sound bites on the nightly news to candidates speaking directly to voters with rapid-fire tweets, the CPC is equipped and prepared to tackle issues in the moment, which is more essential now than ever before.

Center for Remote Sensing
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Center for Remote Sensing

ADDRESS: 215 Robinson Hall , University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Remote Sensing serves as a focal point for basic and applied research on remote sensing of the physical, geological, chemical and biological properties of the oceans and the coastal zone. The Center employs about a dozen faculty, staff, graduate students and visiting scientists.

The Center specializes in interdisciplinary research and training with emphasis on coastal processes and marine resources. Research vessels, aircraft, and satellites equipped with multispectral, infrared and microwave sensors are used for gathering data. Advanced computer systems are employed to analyze and enhance the satellite imagery.

In addition to course work, graduate students prepare theses or dissertations on satellite oceanography, global climate change, local impact of sea-level rise, optical physics of coastal waters, wetland productivity and health, pollutant drift and dispersion, coastal environmental indicators and applications of remote sensing and GIS to coastal resource management. The research is supported by federal and state agencies, as well as commercial firms and private foundations.

The Center has conducted coastal and ocean studies in various parts of the world and has provided training to more than 200 scientists and students from the U.S. and 14 foreign countries.

In 1997, the Center was recognized by NASA as a Center for Excellence in the application of remote sensing to regional and global environmental assessment of coastal/marine resources.

Center for Research in Education and Social Policy
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Center for Research in Education and Social Policy

ADDRESS: 16 W. Main St., Willard Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) within the College of Education and Human Development conducts rigorous research to help policymakers and practitioners in education, community health and human services determine which policies and programs are most promising to improve outcomes for children, youth, adults and families.

To better prepare our children for success in a global market, we need to transform our education system and improve services that support the health and well-being of children and families.

Center for Research in Soft Matter and Polymers
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Center for Research in Soft Matter and Polymers

Director: Thomas Epps
ADDRESS: 150 Academy Street, 233 Colburn Lab, Newark, DE 19716

Established in the Spring of 2019 as a research unit within the College of Engineering of the University of Delaware, the Center for Research in Soft matter & Polymers (CRiSP) serves to collaboratively advance transformative polymers and soft materials research by leveraging the burgeoning excellence of UD faculty, students, staff, and outside partnerships in this fast-growing and highly-interdisciplinary field. CRiSP’s vision is to become a world leader of vital next-generation materials and technologies, and our goal is to have a sustained impact on infrastructure, science, and technology at the University, in the region, and throughout the world. The center includes world-recognized faculty in polymers and soft materials (including National Academy Members, journal editors, scientific society presidents, national award winners, national advisory board members), and leverages close proximity to global leaders in the chemical industry, national laboratories, and government agencies.

Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy
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Center for Science, Ethics and Public Policy

ADDRESS: DBI, 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

The purpose of the Center for SEPP is to integrate ethics and public policy inquiry with scientific research, the university curricula, private sector innovation and government policy making. The Center provides a unique forum for academic and public discourse. It seeks to clarify questions of fact and value of pressing concern in scientific research; to enhance the dialogue between academic, corporate, and public interest stakeholders; to increase the synergies of public-private cooperation in areas of emerging technologies where there are significant ethical concerns; and to sustain in Delaware a unique center of national excellence to serve the public good.

The Center activities cover three main areas:

  • In educational endeavors, the Center sponsors lectures and discussions around ethical issues of high social interest, and organizes a variety of educational events for undergraduate and graduate students on research integrity.
  • In research, the Center facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration and publication on ethical and public policy issues that emerge from science and technology.
  • The outreach endeavors of the Center seek to support clear scientific input in debates on issues of social concern and to engage the private sector and public interest groups, in partnership with academic researchers, to address those concerns.
Center for Spintronics and Biodetection
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Center for Spintronics and Biodetection

ADDRESS: 230 Sharp Lab, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for Spintronics and Biodetection conducts research on the frontiers of second-generation spintronics involving electron spin transport, pure spin currents, coherent spin dynamics and spin-dependent noise phenomena in multilayered nanostructures consisting of ferromagnets, metals, insulators and semiconductors. In addition, spintronic devices are also investigated as elements of sensors for biomolecules (nucleic acids and proteins). CSB research facilities are located at the University of Delaware and Brown University, while its funding comes from the Department of Energy and the State of Delaware.

Center for the Study of Diversity
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Center for the Study of Diversity

ADDRESS: 309 McKinly Lab, Newark, DE 19716

The mission of the Center for the Study of Diversity (CSD) is to promote academic research and scholarship that facilitate dialogues about and understanding of the social and academic impact of diversity. The Center brings a broadly interdisciplinary focus to its activities, projects, programs, and publications on research and analysis, training, public scholarship, community projects, and information dissemination. The goals of these activities are to:

  1. generate and transmit scholarship about specific diversity-related issues both at UD and beyond;
  2. fund faculty and graduate student research and projects related to diversity;
  3. bring outstanding researchers and scholars of diversity to campus to share their expertise;
  4. communicate the results of the Center’s research and scholarship;
  5. apply scholarship of Center faculty to community issues; and
  6. assist the Vice Provost for Diversity in identifying diversity objectives and information needs for the University of Delaware.
Center for the Study of Pollutants in the Environment
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Center for the Study of Pollutants in the Environment

ADDRESS: 356 DuPont Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The Center for the Study of Metals in the Environment (CSME) is a multi-institutional consortium of scientists and engineers working to further the understanding of processes affecting the fate and effects of metals in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Significant gaps in the ability to predict the fate and effects of metals in both aquatic and terrestrial systems continue to hamper appropriate risk assessments and cost-effective risk management. In these situations, decisions include many assumptions and the application of safety factors. The focus of the Center is on developing appropriate information so that regulatory decisions will be based on sound scientific principles.

Center of Environmental Genomics
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Center of Environmental Genomics

ADDRESS: 700 Pilottown Rd., Lewes, DE 19958

The Center of Environmental Genomics brings together people interested in the application of genomic-related technology to solving basic and applied problems in the environment. Here “genomic” is used broadly to include bioinformatics, proteomics and other “omic” sciences. The Center facilitates interactions and collaborations between members now using genomic-based technology and others who have active programs in ecology or the environmental sciences. The Center fosters synergies and interactions among faculty and scientists who might not otherwise collaborate.

Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory
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Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory

The Christina River Basin Critical Zone Observatory (CRB-CZO) was established in 2009 as a community platform for research on critical-zone processes and is based on a strategic partnership between the University of Delaware (UD), the Stroud Water Research Center (SWRC) and numerous other organizations. We are one of six NSF-supported environmental observatories focusing on how water, atmosphere, ecosystems and soils interact and shape the earth’s surface.

Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems Lab
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Computer Architecture and Parallel Systems Lab

ADDRESS: 140 Evans Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

Mission

To transform concepts and theories derived from parallel computation models (e.g. dataflow) into a foundation of R&D for future generations of high-performance computing systems that are green, robust and secure.

Research Areas

  • Parallel Systems, Programming and Software.
  • Parallel Architectures and Virtualization.
  • Energy, Resiliency and Security.
  • Compilers and Runtime Software Technologies.
Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center
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Delaware Asteroseismic Research Center

The Delaware Asteroseismology Research Center’s mission is to promote and facilitate the study of stellar seismology. To accomplish this goal, DARC takes the lead in organizing an international cooperative observing network distributed in longitude around the globe and coordinated from a single site. Our goal is to continuously monitor stars of interest for periods of two weeks to one month.

Delaware Center for Transportation
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Delaware Center for Transportation

ADDRESS: 355 DuPont Hall, Newark, DE 19716

DCT’s primary goal is to serve as a resource to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and other state and federal transportation agencies and organizations. We promote, organize, coordinate and support research, development and educational activities to address the transportation needs, challenges and opportunities facing Delaware, the mid-Atlantic region, the nation and, indeed, the world. Transportation plays a vital role in this age of information technology and global community, and top-quality transportation research and education cannot be provided in isolation. At DCT, we maintain a continuous partnership with all the parties involved in transportation. We also strive to integrate all transportation-relevant research and education at the University with the ongoing activities of the Center, so that our undergraduate and graduate students as well as transportation professionals can take advantage of what we have to offer in a mutually helpful environment. Our goal is simple – to be the best transportation research and education center in the world. To that end, we have many ongoing and new initiatives to help us achieve our objectives, as outlined in the box.

Delaware Design Institute
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Delaware Design Institute

SERVICES:

Design is happening everywhere on the University of Delaware campus and DDI maintains a comprehensive list of courses that incorporate design methodology and practice. Some courses are major-restricted.

The Delaware Design Institute is a hub for design innovation and education on the University of Delaware campus and the broader region. It pulls together scholars, students, thinkers and tinkerers in the community to share brain power and resources to develop creative solutions.

The DDI exists to facilitate collaboration across disciplines through design thinking to find innovative, human-centered solutions to complex problems. Our core values provide a focused lens through which activities, partnerships and aspirations are formed. These core values are:

  • Design thinking to create a positive difference
  • User-centered context and interaction
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Sustainable processes and outcomes
Delaware Geological Survey
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Delaware Geological Survey

ADDRESS: 257 Academy St. Delaware Geological Survey, Newark, DE 19716-7501

The Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) is a science-based, public-service-driven Delaware state agency at the University of Delaware (UD) that conducts geologic and hydrologic research, service and exploration for the benefit of the citizens of the First State. The mission of the DGS is to provide objective earth science information, advice and service to its stakeholders, the citizens, policy makers, industries and educational institutions of Delaware.

Delaware Sea Grant College Program
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Delaware Sea Grant College Program

ADDRESS: 111 Robinson Hall, Newark, DE 19716-3501

The University of Delaware was designated the nation’s ninth Sea Grant College in 1976 and our goal ever since has been to promote the wise use, conservation and management of marine and coastal resources through high-quality research, education and outreach activities that benefit the public and the environment.

At present, Delaware Sea Grant is conducting research in priority areas ranging from seafood safety to coastal hazards, preparing the next generation of environmental leaders through hands-on research and educational activities, and sharing trustworthy information on coastal topics with people from all walks of life.

The Delaware Sea Grant College Program is funded by the National Sea Grant College Program in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce; the State of Delaware; and the University of Delaware. The program is administered with input and guidance from our Sea Grant Advisory Council, whose members hail from marine-oriented business and industry, resource management and engineering firms, state government, public interest groups, the pre-college educational sector and the media. We are committed to excellence in marine research, education and public service and look forward to addressing new coastal problems and opportunities for the benefit of Delawareans and the environment.

Delaware Space Grant Program
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Delaware Space Grant Program

ADDRESS: 212 Sharp Lab, Newark, DE 19716

Established in 1991, this program is funded by NASA and designed to train students and researchers in the state of Delaware in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and geography.

With this training, the state of Delaware aims to contribute to the technically literate workforce that NASA will need in the years ahead.

A primary goal of Delaware Space Grant is to provide academic-year scholarship and fellowship opportunities to undergraduates and graduates who attend colleges in the Consortium. We strongly encourage students at the Consortium colleges and universities to consider applying for these funds at the appropriate time of year.

Funds are also provided for research infrastructure which will assist in the training of students and post-doctoral fellows in a variety of NASA-related fields. The program supports internships in industry and at NASA centers, during the summer during the academic year. Funding is also provided for a significant number of programs which are aimed at professional development of pre-college teachers.

Delaware Water Resources Center
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Delaware Water Resources Center

ADDRESS: DGS Annex Building 261 Academy St., Newark, De 19716

The University of Delaware Water Resources Center (DWRC), established in 1965, is one of the 54 National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWRs) at land-grant universities in the 50 states, District of Columbia and island territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. The DWRC receives funding through Section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1984, which was originally signed into law by Lyndon Baines Johnson in 1964. The U.S. Geological Survey administers the provisions of the Act and provides oversight of the nation’s Water Resources Centers through the National Institute of Water Resources (NIWR).

As a member of the NIWR, the DWRC has two key missions related to Delaware’s water resources – our precious ground water aquifers and our streams, ponds, lakes and coastal waters:

  • To support research, education, and public outreach programs that focus on water supply, water management and water quality – issues of considerable importance to Delaware citizens who are concerned about the future of our water resources. We are specifically charged with the “exploration of new ideas that address water problems or expand our understanding of water-related phenomena.”
  • To foster and support training and education programs for the future water scientists, engineers, managers, and policy-makers who will lead the water resources research, planning, and management efforts in our state in the future.
Disaster Research Center
Research Center

Disaster Research Center

ADDRESS: 166 Graham Hall, 111 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The Disaster Research Center (DRC) is committed to advancing the state of the art in disaster research and its scientifically guided practice; educating the next generation of disaster science scholars and informed practitioners in the fields of disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery; and creating, gathering and disseminating disaster knowledge in a dynamic and responsive way.

Early Learning Center
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Early Learning Center

ADDRESS: 489 Wyoming Rd., Newark, DE 19716

The ELC supports children and their families by providing a high quality, nationally accredited program of early care and education; supports academic and research programs of the University as a site for observation, practicum and research students and faculty; and actively participates in state and national initiatives to advance the field of early care and education.

Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center
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Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center

ADDRESS: 16483 County Seat Hwy, Georgetown, DE 19947

Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center is the 344-acre campus of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and serves as home for Sussex County Delaware Cooperative Extension, the Thurman Adams Agricultural Research Farm, and Lasher Laboratory for poultry diagnostics. The 26,000 square-foot facility, adjacent to the Lasher Laboratory for Poultry Diagnostics, was officially opened to the public in 2006.

Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy
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Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy

ADDRESS: 301 Robinson Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The website of the Gerard J. Mangone Center for Marine Policy is temporarily under reconstruction to achieve more effective information delivery.

While reconstruction is underway, readers are invited to view two major activities of the Mangone Center: The Global Ocean Forum, which reports on global commitments on oceans, coasts, and island states (www.globaloceans.org/), and the Mid-Atlantic Ocean Research Plan, which reports on ocean and coastal issues in the Mid-Atlantic ocean region, with an emphasis on regional ocean research planning (www.midatlanticoceanresearchplan.org/).

Institute for Financial Services Analytics
Research Institute

Institute for Financial Services Analytics

ADDRESS: Alfred Lerner College of Business, 350 Purnell Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics (IFSA) is at the intersection of industry and education, forming and informing the emerging field of financial services analytics.

Financial services analytics typically focuses on the collection and analysis of large datasets in the effort to offer improvements to business operations, customer service and risk management.

Our interdisciplinary efforts draw on the expertise of faculty from diverse backgrounds including business administration, economics, finance, management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics and statistics.

We offer research seminars on a regular basis and host annual conferences that connect researchers and industry leaders.

Institute for Global Studies
Research Institute

Institute for Global Studies

ADDRESS: Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Dr., Newark, DE 19716

The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) is a premier center for international education at the University of Delaware. We are forging partnerships in academics, research and public service around the world and educating engaged, global citizens.

Our Global Initiative focuses on helping students to expand their awareness and knowledge of the economic, political, cultural and social issues facing the world — and the skills to address them. This commitment to preparing students to be global citizens embraces diversity in all of its richness, on campus, across the U.S. and in countries and cultures worldwide.

Institute for Public Administration
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Institute for Public Administration

ADDRESS: 180 Graham Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration (IPA), a center within the School of Public Policy and Administration, addresses the policy, planning, and management needs of its partners through the integration of applied research, professional development and the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality
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Institute for Soil and Environmental Quality

ADDRESS: 152 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716

The breadth and complexity of environmental problems we face today calls for well-focused, interdisciplinary efforts. The Institute of Soil and Environmental Quality (ISEQ) is a center of excellence for research, outreach, and education programs that provide science-based solutions to problems related to soil resources.

Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education
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Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education

For more than 10 years, the Leaders and Fellows of the Institute for Transforming Undergraduate Education (ITUE) have encouraged the adoption of student-centered and active classroom pedagogies, especially the use of problem-based learning (PBL) in the undergraduate classroom. On- and off-campus workshops are held for faculty and students to enhance their understanding of PBL.

Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center
Research Center

Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center

ADDRESS: University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716

The mission of the IHRC is to:

  • Strengthen faculty research and creative activity, while also enhancing its integration into the curriculum
  • Support initiatives involving multidisciplinary research teams, both within the University as well as with external partners
  • Foster intellectual community and public engagement

The IHRC provides key support for the African American Public Humanities Initiative and oversight of the Paul R. Jones Initiative.

John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
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John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance

ADDRESS: Alfred Lerner Hall, Rm 103, 20 Orchard Rd., Newark, DE 19716

The John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance was established in 2000, and is one of the longest-standing corporate governance centers in academia. It is the first and only corporate governance center in the State of Delaware, the legal home for a majority of the nation’s public corporations. Center programs, publications and academic research have helped to shape and influence numerous corporate governance debates and developments on a national and international level.

The center provides a forum for business leaders, the legal community, academics, practitioners, students and others interested in corporate governance to meet, interact, learn and teach. Using the fully endowed Edgar S. Woolard, Jr. Chair of Corporate Governance as the base for the Center, our goal is to develop programs that will generate local, national and even international interest.

JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center
Research Center

JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center

Lerner puts a high priority on giving its students a balance of experience-driven learning and evidence-based analytic tools. That approach drives the work and mission of the JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center.

The Innovation Center, part of the strategic JPMorgan Chase-University of Delaware Collaboration established in December 2009, seeks to equip future technology managers with the broad knowledge and specific skills needed to better manage complex international data flows and operations.

As most multinational companies have come to understand, working across distance, cultures and time zones tests an organization to its core. By engaging with the Innovation Center, Lerner students gain hands-on experience with building and testing globally-scaled IT solutions.

Student learning opportunities from the Collaboration include:

  • Guest speakers
  • Research
  • Faculty mentoring
  • Live projects

The collective return is a pipeline of technology talent, cutting-edge curriculum, choice internships and joint research projects aimed at sparking innovation and transforming the way technologists are trained to lead complex, globally distributed enterprises.

Laboratory Preschool
Research Center

Laboratory Preschool

ADDRESS: 459 Wyoming Rd., Newark, DE 19716

We believe that each child is unique and will bring his/her strengths and challenges to any situation. Our programs are designed to respect, support and respond to each child.

The Laboratory Preschool is part of the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Department within the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Delaware.

The Laboratory Preschool has three large classrooms equipped with observation booths for University students, faculty and researchers to observe young children in a natural setting. Families are also welcome to observe from the booths at any time. In the center of the building is a spacious, light-filled art studio, and beside it is an area for indoor gross motor play. Our newly designed outdoor playground sits behind the building and beyond the playground is a beloved nature trail.

The Laboratory School is equipped with:

  • three large classrooms
  • observation booths for families, University students, faculty and researchers
  • an art art studio
  • an outdoor playground, with a cobblestone bike path, natural arbors, a playhouse, a sandbox, swings, climbers and slides
  • a nature trail, with bridges, creeks and wooded areas.
Marriott Center for Tourism and Hospitality
Research Center

Marriott Center for Tourism and Hospitality

ADDRESS: 200 New London Rd., Newark, Delaware 19711

The Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware is owned by UD and managed by Shaner Hotels. The hotel serves the needs of university guests and business travelers alike. This property is also a learning laboratory for hospitality business management students and home of the Marriott Center for Tourism & Hospitality.

In addition to its status as a fully operational hotel, it is also home to the Hotel Management Lodging Module Practicum required for students majoring in hotel, restaurant and institutional management (HRIM) in Lerner. In this unique program, students gain first-hand experience in the hotel’s daily operations by rotating through different staff positions in the hotel.

Michael and Rosann Geltzeiler Trading Center
Research Center

Michael and Rosann Geltzeiler Trading Center

ADDRESS: 303 Alfred Lerner Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Mid-Atlandtic Industrial Assessment Center
Research Center

Mid-Atlandtic Industrial Assessment Center

Director: Keith Goossen

The center trains students with onsite, hands on experience in successful energy auditing and engineering practices while helping small to mid-sized manufacturers in the surrounding community save energy, time and money. Students involved in the program gain practical experience in assessing manufacturing industries for a variety of large-scale energy saving opportunities. Typical savings measures include energy efficiency improvements, waste reduction and pollution prevention, as well as productivity improvements.

Nurse Managed Primary Care Center
Research Center

Nurse Managed Primary Care Center

ADDRESS: 540 South College Ave., Suite 130, Newark, DE 19713

OUR VISION

To provide health, wellness, prevention and coaching services for individuals throughout their life span, connect people to research studies and prepare student learners to become healthcare leaders.

OCEANIC- Ocean Information Center
Research Center

OCEANIC- Ocean Information Center

ADDRESS: 700 Pilottown Rd., Cannon Rm 217, Lewes, DE 19958

Our mission is to research existing and emerging hardware and software technologies and to develop open and extensible solutions to real-world data modeling, computation, visualization, collaboration, storage and information mining opportunities for the scientific research community.

Professional Development Center for Educators
Research Center

Professional Development Center for Educators

ADDRESS: 200 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The Professional Development Center for Educators has merged with UD’s Southern Delaware Professional Development Center, and the Delaware Academy for School Leaders to form the Center for Educational Leadership, Teaching and Learning (CELTL).

This newly expanded center in the College of Education and Human Development is committed to coaching, mentoring and instructing K-12 teachers and administrators, providing tools to meet the challenges of educating 21st century learners.

Small Business Development Center
Research Center

Small Business Development Center

ADDRESS: 1 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

The Delaware Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is proud to be part of the University of Delaware’s Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships (OEIP), a team guided by a singular purpose to drive the University and the State’s entrepreneurial, technology and business community to new heights of economic development. Using a unique model centered on long-term, productive partnerships, OEIP facilitates access to space, capital, counsel and connections that empower entrepreneurs and innovators to accelerate their ideas to market, grow their business and form partnerships of their own.

Sociotechnical Systems Center
Research Center

Sociotechnical Systems Center

Director: Andreas Malikopoulos
ADDRESS: 222 Spencer Lab, Newark, DE 19716

The Sociotechnical Systems Center (SSC) is a collaborative and interdisciplinary community at the University of Delaware with shared research interests and goals in addressing complex sociotechnical systems challenges.
The mission of SSC is to develop rigorous, system-based approaches aimed at addressing current challenges founded at the intersection of technological, social, and institutional dimensions.

The Halophyte Biotechnology Center
Research Center

The Halophyte Biotechnology Center

ADDRESS: 700 Pilottown Rd., Lewes, DE 19958

The Mission of this center is:

  1. To improve salt-tolerant crops for use in salt-afflicted agroecosystems using biotechnology
  2. To develop varieties of plants for saline wetlands restoration that will drive high productivity ecosystems without continual human input
  3. To disseminate knowledge about using salt-tolerant plant varieties to develop sustainable agriculture in areas of the world where soils are salinized or only saline water is available for irrigation and to solve wetland restoration problems
  4. To exchange information on the performance of varieties of salt-tolerant plants under various types of agroecosystems (ie. rainfed, irrigated, tidal) and wetland restoration sites.
University of Delaware Botanic Gardens
Research Center

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens

ADDRESS: 531 South College Ave., 152 Townsend Hall, Newark, DE 19716

Education is a critical part of the mission of the University of Delaware’s Botanic Gardens. UD Botanic Gardens is a research center, a laboratory and a classroom in which studies in plant biology, botany, plant pathology, landscape design, ornamental horticulture and entomology are pursued through experiential learning. It also maintains a diverse and dynamic living plant collection that stimulates and engages, with more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs and trees. We work hard to promote an understanding and appreciation of plants in the landscape and natural environment.

Vita Nova Restaurant
Research Center

Vita Nova Restaurant

ADDRESS: 17 W. Main St, Newark, DE 19716

Vita Nova is the University of Delaware’s student-operated, fine-dining restaurant, offering an award-winning lunch buffet Monday through Friday and elegant four-course dining Wednesday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters.

The more casual Bistro offers a three-course theatre menu, a small plate menu, custom cocktails and an extensive wine selection.

Both dining rooms are located on the second floor of the Trabant University Center, 17 W. Main St. in Newark, Delaware.

Water Resources Agency
Research Center

Water Resources Agency

ADDRESS: DGS Annex Building, 261 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

The mission of the University of Delaware Water Resources Agency is to provide water resources planning and policy assistance to governments in Delaware, the Delaware Valley and along the Atlantic Seaboard through the University’s land grant public service, education and research role.

The UD Water Resources Agency is a unit of the Institute for Public Administration within the College of Arts & Sciences. Since 1977, the WRA has been supported by a regional water resources partnership funded by the State of Delaware, New Castle County, the City of Newark and the City of Wilmington. During the 1970s, the Water Resources Agency established America’s first GIS laboratory for water resources mapping and analysis.

Our goal is to be recognized as the best university water resources planning and policy institute east of the Mississippi River.

Core Facilities

UD’s research core facilities—high-tech instruments that are shared resources, supporting studies across campus—are available to UD faculty and their collaborators.

Increasingly, these sophisticated facilities are becoming critical state, national and international assets, supporting projects and programs of student and public benefit, including federally funded national centers of excellence.

Collaborative approach to address the cellular level of osteoarthritis (OA) along with prevention and treatment.
UD RESEARCH CORE FACILITIES(15)
Advanced Materials Characterization Lab

UD Research Core Facility

Advanced Materials Characterization Lab

ADDRESS: 221 Academy St, Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

Provide short courses on all instrumentation on a regular basis.

EQUIPMENT:

  • Phillips Xpert Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • Rigaku Miniflex Powder X-ray Diffractometer
  • Rigaku Ultima 4 Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer
  • Bruker D8 Multipurpose X-ray Diffractometer
  • Phillip SAXS small angle Diffractometer
  • T/A Instruments DSC,DTA,TGA,DMA,DTC
  • Metrohm IC Pro Chromatograph
  • Agilent HPLC 1260 /MS 6120
  • Agilent Cary UV Vis Spectrometer
  • Kaiser 785nm Raman Spectrometer
  • Wyatt Dynamic Light Scattering
  • Beckman Coulter LS13 320 Particle Analyzer
  • Analsys NanoIR2
  • Micromeritics Porosity Analyzer
  • Agilent ICP/MS 7500
  • Agilent AES 4100 Mass Spec.
Bioinformatics Core Facility

UD Research Core Facility

Bioinformatics Core Facility

DIRECTOR: Shawn Polson
ADDRESS: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Suite 205, Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

EQUIPMENT:

  • Biomix High Performance Computer Cluster
  • Production and Development Web Application Servers
  • Production and Development Database Servers
  • CAVE 3-D Visualization Studio

Providing scientific expertise and core infrastructure support in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology for the Delaware research and education community. Available resources include bioinformatics services, consulting, training and access to computational infrastructure and software.

Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging

UD Research Core Facility

Center for Biomedical and Brain Imaging

DIRECTOR: Keith Schneider
ADDRESS: 77 E. Delaware Ave., Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 11,600

SERVICES:

  • Diffusion Spectrum Imaging, TimTX TrueShape and syngo ZOOMit, excellent flow sensitivity and time-resolved angiography with XR 80/200, syngo DTI with up to 256 directions, cardiac flow imaging
  • High-resolution joint imaging with excellent FatSat
  • Zoomed high-resolution imaging of the pelvis
  • High-resolution with isotropic 3D imaging
  • Up to 2x more SNR in diffusion studies
  • Advanced flow evaluation
  • Advanced multi-nuclear spectroscopy

EQUIPMENT:

Siemens 3T Magnetom Prisma scanner

Serving researchers campus-wide, statewide and throughout the region, the CBBI will advance research on psychopathology, cancer, stroke, cerebral palsy, osteoporosis and other diseases and disorders.

Comparative Pathology Laboratory

UD Research Core Facility

Comparative Pathology Laboratory

ADDRESS: 529 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

Histology Services: Tissue preparation including trimming, processing, paraffin embedding and microtomy, automated H&E staining, manual special staining upon request (i.e. Gram, Masson’s trichrome, etc.)

Consultation and equipment training upon request:

Pathology Services: Microscopic analysis of tissues for diagnostic cases and research studies, consultation on experimental design, necropsy, and specimen collection and preparation, digital photography of gross or histologic specimens.

EQUIPMENT:

Leica Processor, Embedding Station, Microtome, Sakura Autostainer, Sakura Autostainer

The Comparative Pathology Laboratory provides histology and pathology support for animal diagnostic laboratories of Delaware and Maryland, researchers at the University of Delaware and its affiliates (DBI, etc.), industry and government partners of the university, and external researchers. We specialize in animal tissues and studies related to animal disease or animal models of human disease. However, we also routinely accept plant specimens for tissue processing. We strive to provide clients with customized high quality specimen preparations and thorough pathology reports to meet their individual diagnostic and research needs.

DBI BioImaging Center

UD Research Core Facility

DBI BioImaging Center

DIRECTOR: Jeffrey L. Caplan
ADDRESS: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, 15 Innovation Way, Suite 117, Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

We provide full-service sample preparation, data acquisition and image processing for all imaging technologies upon request.

EQUIPMENT:

Microscopes:

  • Zeiss LIBRA 120 transmission electron microscope (TEM)
  • Hitachi S4700 field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM)
  • Zeiss LSM780 spectral and high sensitivity confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM510 NLO multi-photon confocal microscope
  • Zeiss LSM510 DUO spectral and high-speed confocal microscope
  • PECON live cell incubator for the inverted confocal microscopes
  • INSTEC thermoelectric heating and cooling for confocal microscopes
  • Zeiss ELRYA PS1 super resolution microscope
  • Custom-built total internal reflection fluorescence microscope (TIRFM)
  • TIRFM for single molecule experiments
  • Zeiss M2BIO stereo dissecting light microscope
  • Zeiss Axioplan2 upright light microscope
  • Zeiss PALM COMBI laser capture microdissection microcope (LCM)
  • Veeco Nanoscope IIIA atomic force microscope (AFM)
  • Bruker Bioscope Catalyst AFM with integrated light microscopy

Sample Preparation equipment:

  • Leica EM AFS automated freeze substitution system
  • Leica EM PACT high-pressure freezing system
  • Leica EM CPC plunge freezer
  • Leica EM IGL automated immunogold labeler
  • Reichert-Jung Ultracut E microtome for ultrathin sectioning (two)
  • PELCO Biowave 34700 microwave tissue processor
  • PELCO easiGlow Glow Discharge system
  • Leica EM KMR2 glass knife maker
  • EMCorp Microcut 1200 Vibratome
  • Denton Bench Top Turbo III for carbon or gold/palladium coating
  • Autosamdri-815B critical point dryer

Analysis tools:

  • Dell T7500 Workstation for super resolution analysis
  • Dell T5500 Workstation for visualization software
  • VSG AMIRA 5.4 analysis and visualization software
  • Perkin Elmer Volocity 6.2 analysis and visualization software
  • SVI Huygens Pro deconvolution software

The BioImaging Center is a multi-user microscopy facility containing state-of-the-art electron, confocal and light microscopes. The center is open to all academic researchers on a fee-for-service basis. Outside industrial users are accommodated when scheduling permits.

DPA Material Characterization Lab

UD Research Core Facility

DPA Material Characterization Lab

ADDRESS: 217 Sharp Lab, Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 70,000

SERVICES:

Our facility is home to several metrology and microscopy resources available for use by the UD research community. Support, operation and training are provided for users to ensure quality data and timely turnaround times at reasonable rates. For all inquiries regarding daily operations, instrumentation and usage please contact, Robert Schmidt. 

Machine Shop

EQUIPMENT:

Electron Microscopy: JEOL JSM 6330F field emission scanning electron microscope

This is a ultra-high vacuum scanning electron microscope with cold field emission electron source enabling high resolution imaging. Fitted with IXRF Systems secondary electron detector and solid state backscattered detector for elemental analysis and mapping. Images stored digitally. User training is available for this microscope or samples can be submitted to a dedicated technician for imaging and data collection.

Atomic Force Microscopy: NT-MDT Ntegra Prima scanning probe microscope

This SPM device is capable of performing several measurement modes for analyzing physical properties of surfaces with high precision and resolution. The microscope is ideal for investigating small samples and has a scanning range up to 100x100x10 µm, in air only.
Available modes: Contact and Intermittent topography, magnetic force microscopy, electrostatic force microscopy, scanning capacitance microscopy, Kelvin probe microscopy, spreading resistance imaging, lithography. No user training is provided at this time, but samples can be submitted to a dedicated technician for imaging and data collection.

X-Ray Diffraction: The Rigaku IV X-ray diffractometer

A high-precision powder X-ray diffractometer with horizontal sample mount. Users can use the system as a dedicated focusing-beam system for general powder and bulk samples or switch between the Crossbeam optics for multi-layer film parallel beam, small angle scattering, micro-focus, thin film high resolution and in-plane X-ray optics. The tool uses a stepping motor with minimum step angles of 1/10000 degrees control. User training is available for this instrument, but X-Ray safety training is required before users are allowed to operate.

Physical Property Measurement System

Quantum Design’s physical property measurement system (PPMS) can perform magnetic and electro-transport measurements in sample environments having 9T fields and temperatures ranging from 2 to 340K. This PPMS is configured with the following measurements options: DC extraction magnetization, AC susceptibility, torque magnetometry, and DC/AC resistivity. A horizontal rotator is also available to perform angular studies of a sample’s magnetoresistance. A variety of platforms are available for mounting samples. Additional information and specifications can be found on the vendor’s webpage. Limited user training is available for this instrument, a dedicated operator is assigned to handle hardware set-up, sample loading/unloading and measurements.

VersaLab: Vibrating Sample Magnetometer

The Quantum Design VersaLab is a cryogen-free, cryocooler-based material characterization platform. It executes DC magnetization measurements with a temperature range of 50–400K, and 3 tesla field strength. User training is available for this instrument.

The research of our award-winning faculty covers the whole breadth of the field and extends into neighboring disciplines. The Sharp Lab offers more than 70,000 square feet of research space equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and research instrumentation. With annual research expenditures of $7.3 million, chances are we are working on something of interest to you.

DRI Clinical Research Core

UD Research Core Facility

DRI Clinical Research Core

ADDRESS: 540 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19713

SERVICES:

  • Assistance with research subject recruitment
  • Coordination of research test sessions
  • Training and intervention sessions
  • Coordinating clinical trials
  • Generate data for progress reports

EQUIPMENT:

Cytomechanics Laboratory
Carl Zeiss LSM 510 inverted confocal microscope, equipped with dry, water immersion and dipping objectives and a lens inverter; Boss LM test bench system for controlled loading of biological tissues; Instron Micro Tester 5848.

Motion Analysis Laboratory
The Department of Physical Therapy houses a 2,354-square-foot laboratory for research in motor control, biomechanics and the Running Injury Clinic. Equipment includes a VICON motion system, Bertec force platforms, Motion Lab EMG systems and an AMTI instrumented treadmill.

Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory
Shared equipment within the Center for Biomedical Research includes an instrumented split-belt treadmill (Bertec), six-camera motion capture system (Motion Analysis) and 16-channel EMG system (Noraxon).

Posture and Movement Biomechanics Laboratory
Other labs within the Center for Biomedical Research maintain a seven-camera motion capture system (Qualisys), floor-mounted force plate (AMTI), tethered and telemetered EMG systems (Motion Labs), Biodex dynamometer and Asumi 5000 ultrasound unit.

Tissue Engineering Laboratory
Equipped with an Instron Microtester with a range of load cells, LVDT’s, extensometers, specimen grips and computer-based test control and data collection; a compound microscope equipped with BioQuant Imaging system for high-resolution visualization of displacement-force testing of biomaterials and biological tissues. Custom testing devices for animal loading and tissue testing; stereomicroscopes.

DRI’s state-of-the-art facility in the Health Sciences Complex at the 272-acre UD Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark, Delaware, will further promote collaboration among academic disciplines devoted to advancing the science of rehabilitation, including areas such as osteoarthritis, stroke, pediatric mobility and the rehabilitation of wounded warriors.

DRI Cytomechanics Core

UD Research Core Facility

DRI Cytomechanics Core

ADDRESS: 540 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19713

SERVICES:

Confocal imaging, bioimaging, live-cell imaging, mechanical loading, mechanical testing, bone and cartilage processing and histology.

EQUIPMENT:

Epifluorescence Microscopes: Upright Zeiss w/ Color Axio CamMRc5 camera; Inverted Zeiss w/ Monochrome AxioCamNRc camera and motorized stage; Upright Zeiss Image A2 w/ Color Axio CamMRc5 camera.

Confocal Microscope: Zeiss LSM510 Inverted Observe.Z1 with optional lens inverter, environmental chamber and heated stage.

Fluorescent Microscope and Calcium Imaging: Leica DMI6000B Inverted with high-speed EMCCD camera, motorized stage and environmental chamber.

>Stereomicroscope: Olympus SZx7.

Live imaging Apparatus: Isofluorane anesthesia machine; environmental chamber; incubation system (PECON System 2000).

Mechanical Testing Devices: Instron 5848 MicroTester; TA Instruments dynamic mechanical analyzer; Bose ElectroForce TestBench; custom Piezo-positioning/loading system; custom cantilever loading device; custom microindenter.

Physiological Manipulation Devices: Syringe pump (Harvard Apparatus PhD Ultra); multichannel dispenser (ISMATE IPC High Precision); catheter blood pressure measuring system (Millar); manipulators (Narishig).

Sample Prep and Histology: Diamond saws (Buehler Isomet 1000 and Isomet low speed precision); 3D table-top milling machine (Roland).

Researchers at the Delaware Rehabilitation Institute pursue a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to address the cellular level of osteoarthritis (OA) along with prevention and treatment. The continuation of this pursuit is afforded by COBRE funding through the National Institutes of Health.

Fischer Greenhouse and the Growth Chamber Facility

UD Research Core Facility

Fischer Greenhouse and the Growth Chamber Facility

ADDRESS: 531 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 25,000

SERVICES:

  • Cold Storage for Plant Germplasm

EQUIPMENT:

The 13,800 ft2 Fischer Greenhouse Complex and the Growth Chamber Facilities offers:

  • Glass houses (17,000 ft2) with headhouse (5,000 ft2)
  • Growth chambers (2,300 ft2 ) and growth room (500 ft2)
  • Commercial Seed Dryer and Seed Storage Unit

A state-of-the-art plant growth facility at the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the Fischer Greenhouse Complex is a professionally managed suite of growth chambers and glass house facilities serving the research and education community.

Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

UD Research Core Facility

Mass Spectrometry Core Facility

DIRECTOR: Papa Nii Asare-Okai
ADDRESS: 110 Lammot duPont Laboratory, Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

High-resolution accurate mass measurement (HRMS) of organic and organometallic compounds using Waters GCT Premier equipped with Electron Impact (EI), Chemical Ionization (CI), Desorption Chemical Ionization (DCI), Field Ionization (FI), Field Desorption (FD) and Liquid Injection Field Desorption Ionization (LIFDI).

LC/MS and LC/MS/MS using Shimadzu LCMS 2020, Waters Q-TOF and Thermo Q-Exactive Orbitrap with Electrospray Ionization (ESI) and Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization (APCI).

GC-MS (low-resolution EI only) using the Agilent 5973 system.

MALDI analysis of proteins, oligonucleotides, nanoparticles, synthetic polymers and macromolecules.

Mass directed prep purification is also available.

EQUIPMENT:

High-Performance Instrumentation Lab (Room 122, Lammot duPont Lab), Protein Sequencing, Micromass model Ultima Q Tof (Quadrupole-Time of Flight tandem mass spectrometer): This is an LC-MS-MS instrument primarily used to identify proteins by sequencing the products of a digested protein. Product molecular ions and subsequent collisional activation to generate fragments are automatic. Software generated or de novo peptide sequencing can be compared to protein databases for identification.

Protein Digester- Bruker Daltonics model Proteineer DP: This automated digest and prep station performs protein digests. Digest products can be automatically spotted to a MALDI sample plate or captured in MTP format for LC-MSMS analyses.

Open Access Instrumentation Lab (Room 108, Lammot duPont Lab)

GC-MS (Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry): Agilent models 6850 GC and 5973 MS with autosampler. Used primarily for separation of small organic mixtures, incorporates a NIST library to aid identification.

LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry): Thermo-Finnigan model LCQ using Electrospray Ionisation (ESI) with an integrated autosampler. Used for biological samples and polar organics. The instrument can be switched between column mode for mixture separations and loop injections for quick analyses of purer samples.

MALDI (Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionisation) Bruker Daltonics model Omniflex: Used primarily for biological samples to determine molecular weight and purity.

Murray V. Johnston Lab (Room 125, Lammot duPont Lab)
MALDI- Bruker Daltonics model Biflex MALDI mass spectrometer: Used for high-resolution and accurate mass measurements; automated protein identification via peptide mass maps.

The core facility is grouped into three areas; the first laboratory houses the high performance instruments for more detailed and precise analyses, a second lab houses three open-access, user-friendly instruments that are available for researchers to use 24/7, and finally, a high-performance MALDI instrument is located in Murray V. Johnston’s Lab.

NMR Laboratory

UD Research Core Facility

NMR Laboratory

DIRECTOR: Steve Bai
ADDRESS: 015 Brown Laboratory, Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 4650

SERVICES:

Traditionally, the institutional support made a primary contribution to the operational budget of NMR laboratory. A user-fee structure has been established to offset the increasing expenses of maintaining the expanded NMR laboratory in terms of the number of instruments and users. The COBRE III has been providing significant contribution to the NMR laboratory operational budget. To all federally funded investigators: please acknowledge the NIH support of this COBRE-sponsored core in all your publications where you utilized the NMR core. The language for the acknowledgment can be found in a COBRE citation webpage.

EQUIPMENT:

Two solution 400 MHz NMR spectrometers, one with an auto-sampler and a cryogenic QNP probe and another with multinuclear capabilities, are available for routine proton and multinuclear NMR analysis of organic and inorganic materials. Also: two solution 600 MHz spectrometers, one with a triple-resonance cryogenic probe for biomolecular samples and another with an auto-sampler and enhanced 19F capabilities for expanded NMR applications such as high-resolution magic angle spinning (HRMAS) for semi-solid materials.

The 500 MHz solid-state NMR spectrometer is currently equipped with a 3.2 mm triple-resonance (1H, 13C and 15N) probe for biosolids and other organic solid material. The 850 MHz spectrometer is hybridized for both solution and solid-state NMR measurements. With the ultra-high magnetic field and a large collection of solution and solid-state NMR probes, the 850 MHz NMR spectrometer covers a broad range of applications from inorganic material, synthetic organic polymeric materials to structure and dynamic studies in structural biology.

In addition to the departmental NMR instrument, four NMR spectrometers with frequencies ranging from 200 to 600 MHz are used and maintained by the following research groups: Polenova, Dybowski and Rozovsky. Most of these spectrometers are dedicated solid-state NMR instruments.

  • Liquid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Bruker AM-250 spectrometer (Tecmag Upgrade) (011 BRL) 5mm, Dual probe for 1H and 13C measurements
  • Bruker AC-250 spectrometer (Tecmag Upgrade) (011 BRL), 5mm Dual probe for 1H and 13C measurements, 5mm Proton-only probe, Variable Temperature Unit available
  • Bruker AMX360 spectrometer (011A BRL; Telephone: 831-3566), 5mm QNP probe, 5mm Broad-band probe, VT capabilities
    Bruker DRX-400 spectrometer (021 BRL; Telephone: 831-3308), 5mm QNP probe, 5mm inverse BB probe, z-axis pulsed field, gradient, VT capabilities
  • Bruker AV600 spectrometer (015BRL; Telephone: 831-4534) 5mm auto tune/match inverse PTXI probe (triple-resonance; three-axis gradients), 5mm BBO probe, 5mm inverse CryoProbe
  • Solid-state NMR spectroscopy
  • Bruker MSL-300 multinuclear spectrometer (011 BRL), 4mm CP/MAS probe, 7mm CP/MAS probe, 7mm CRAPMS probe
  • Data Workstation
  • Dell Precision workstation (Linux Redhat 7.5 and Bruker xwinnmr 3.5) for off-line data processes

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility currently has six NMR spectrometers. The NMR facilities are located in the basement floor of the North Wing of Brown Laboratories (BRL). The 600 MHz instrument is housed in 015 BRL and the remaining spectrometers are located across the hallway in three adjacent rooms (011, 011A and 021 BRL).

UD Nanofabrication Facility

UD Research Core Facility

UD Nanofabrication Facility

ADDRESS: 221 Academy St., Newark, DE 19716

Sq. ft.: ~ 8,500

The UD Nanofabrication Facility (UDNF) will enable researchers in academia, industry and government to create devices smaller than a human hair, supporting scientific advances in fields ranging from medical diagnostics to environmental sensing to solar energy harvesting. Explore our website to learn about our facility and all that we offer.

UD Sequencing and Genotyping Center

UD Research Core Facility

UD Sequencing and Genotyping Center

DIRECTOR: Bruce Kingham
ADDRESS: Delaware Biotechnology Institute, Room 246, 15 Innovation Way, Newark, DE 19711

SERVICES:

  • DNA sequencing (ABI BigDye Sanger sequencing and Illumina SBS next-generation sequencing)
  • Genotyping (fragment analysis microsatellite analysis, STR analysis)
  • PCR, qPCR, DNA preparation and analysis services (including extraction, purification, quantitation and quality scoring, fragmentation, amplification, plasmid construction and preparation).
  • Access to pyrosequencing and microarray instrumentation

EQUIPMENT:

  • llumina HiSeq 2500
  • Pacific Biosciences RSII Single-Molecule Sequence
  • ABI Prism 3130XL Genetic Analyzer
  • ABI 7500 Fast Real-Time PCR System
  • Pippin Blue DNA Size Selection System
  • Covaris S2 Adaptive Focused Acoustic Disruptor with CryoPrep
  • Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer
  • Qubit Fluorometer
  • NanoDrop Technologies ND-1000 UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • MJ Research Tetrad Thermocycler
  • ABI Veriti and GeneAmp PCR System 9700 Thermocycler
  • Eppendorf Centrifuge 5804R

The DNA Sequencing & Genotyping Center provides state-of-the-art genomics and molecular biology services for University of Delaware research groups and outside users on a fee-for-service basis. R97

W.M. Keck Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis

UD Research Core Facility

W.M. Keck Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis

DIRECTOR: Chaoying Ni
ADDRESS: 250V Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

The laboratory staff and associated faculty members are knowledgeable in SEM, TEM and SPM and are experts in advanced microscopy of a wide range of materials. We work with users on campus and other organizations in many areas including research, research training, and consultation.

EQUIPMENT:

TEM

  • Equipment 1 Talos F200C (200kV FE-TEM)
  • Equipment 2 JEM-2010F (200kV FE-TEM)
  • Equipment 3 JEM-3010 (300kV TEM)
  • Equipment 4 Tecnai G2 12 (120kV TEM)

SEM

  • Equipment 5 Auriga 60 CrossBeam (FIB/FE-SEM)
  • Equipment 6 JSM-7400F (FE-SEM)

AFM

  • Equipment 7 Dimension-3100 V SPM
  • Equipment 8 MultiMode NanoScope V SPM

The W.M. Keck Center for Advanced Microscopy and Microanalysis (Keck CAMM) has been established since 2001 through generous grants from the W. M. Keck Foundation, the National Science Foundation and funds from the University of Delaware. This facility contributes to scientific capabilities by enabling students, faculty and other researchers in the University and from regional institutions and facilities to use state-of-the-art equipment for research and education.

It houses two 200 kV field emission transmission electron microscopes, Talos F200C and JEM-2010F, a LaB6 300kV TEM JEM-3010, an FEI 120kV Tecnai G2 12 Twin transmission electron microscope, two scanning electron microscopes (JSM-7400F and AURIGATM 60 CrossBeamTM with the AURIGATM 60 being a FIB-SEM dual beam instrument), and two scanning probe microscopes (Multimode NanoScope V and Dimension 3100 V).

X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

UD Research Core Facility

X-Ray Crystallography Laboratory

DIRECTOR: Glenn P. A. Yap
ADDRESS: 236 Brown Laboratory, Newark, DE 19716

SERVICES:

Typical turnaround times under average conditions, from start of data-collection to completely refined structure, range from a few hours to a day.

EQUIPMENT:

Dual wavelength APEX II Duo (Mo & Cu) Bruker-AXS CCD X-ray diffractometer. Data are collected typically at 200K. Structures are solved with SHELXTL software.

The X-ray Crystallography Laboratory conducts characterizations by X-ray diffraction of small-molecule organic or inorganic single crystals. As an extension service, the facility also accepts sample submissions from other departments of the University and from local, national and international collaborators of academe and industry. The facility also serves as an ancillary graduate research laboratory for selected graduate students pursuing studies in inorganic chemistry leading to a doctorate degree.

ASSISTANCE

Compliance Hotline
Phone: (302) 831-2792

UD Research Office
210 Hullihen Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: (302) 831-2136
Fax: (302) 831-2828
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