University of Delaware Online Research Magazine
University of Delaware Online Research Magazine

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UD Research Magazine Vol 7 No 1

The University of Delaware Research magazine, a free publication issued three times a year, showcases the discoveries, inventions and excellence of the University’s faculty, staff and students. UD is classified nationally as a “research university with very high activity.” We’re proud to show you why!

FEATURES

Partnerships in progress

Multiple partnerships took wing in the past year to ensure UD’s scholarly efforts have the broadest and most sustained impact. Learn about the collaborations that ensure a UD world-class educational experience while serving as a major force for economic development.

A NIIMBL Approach

The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL), headquartered
at the University of Delaware, is at the forefront of making these medicines more accessible to Americans.

Suit Me Up for Mars

What will astronauts wear on the Red Planet? NASA wants every protective measure available in place and UD researchers are delivering with suits that can handle whatever space might throw at them.

Filling a Real Demand for Simulated Care

Nursing instructor Amy Cowperthwait and her students are inventing products with a common goal: teaching compassionate patient care. Cowperthwait’s startup links students, engineers, business experts on quest to teach challenging medical procedures.

The Quiet Revolution

Trevor A. Dawes learned how libraries can change people’s lives when he was a college student. Now, he’s leading the charge to make the UD Library, Museums and Press an even greater force for good.

The hidden lives within a portrait

A 1746 portrait would launch a global journey into 18th-century life and present the past in a way never done before. The portrait was of Anne Shippen Willing, and what she wore would lead historian Zara Anishanslin on a journey to the far corners of the world—and launch a bold new way of looking at the past.

At Sea in the Arctic

What’s it like to do research in the Arctic? What ‘s it like to be on a ship for 4 to 6 weeks off Greenland? How do you work and sleep with 24 hours of daylight? Oceanographer Andreas Muenchow gives us a glimpse into his world.

News briefs

Sharpening the olympic competitive edge, fighting brain cancer, driving into the future, partners in disaster research and giving credit where credit is due.

Honors

The UD community celebrates its first Gates Cambridge Scholar, two fellows in the National Academy of Inventors, and the first woman to receive the Soil Science Society of America’s Soil Physics Award.

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS & MORE

Jim Richards has been on the University’s faculty since 1980 and serves as distinguished professor of kinesiology and applied physiology in the College of Health Sciences. His research interests include device design, measurement technique optimization, gait analysis and sport biomechanics. His work with elite skaters draws interest from around the world.

Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong took the first moon step at 10:56 p.m., Delaware time, just six hours and 39 minutes after he and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. fulfilled the age-old dream of landing on the moon. We invite you to relive the excitement of the first moon landing by exploring the July 21, 1969 edition of the “The Morning News.”

From left, Prasad Dhurjati and Deni Galileo, professors of chemical engineering and biological sciences, respectively, have developed a new way to study the motion and spread of brain cancer cells.

Test your knowledge

MORE STORIES

From the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Innovation

Some marvelous momentum is driving the world of University of Delaware research, scholarly and creative activities these days. …

The right stuff for going where no one has gone before

Several new NASA grants have emerged through CCM’s partnership with ILC Dover on the Mars prototype spacesuit Z-2 as researchers and UD-linked businesses work to improve materials and performance of the suit….

Research in Progress

University of Delaware researchers switched the innovation engine into full throttle in 2017, producing discoveries and inventions, winning major grants, inking new partnerships and preparing graduate and undergraduate students for a future of exploration. Here, we spotlight just a few of the year’s big moments.

Test Your Knowledge: Exploring the Red Planet

NASA wants to put humans on Mars by the early 2030s. University of Delaware researchers are helping to develop spacesuits for that mammoth expedition. So what do you know about Mars? Let’s test your knowledge.

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Training ethical hackers: Expert #UDel professors help students build #cybersecurity skills in #UDel's Cyber Range. https://t.co/oNr5APha4z @NSF @UDengineering #EPSCoR https://t.co/5fSpDVFriK UDResearch photo
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#UDel’s Catherine Grimes is the first speaker in the inaugural Delaware Life Science Forum today at UD’s STAR Audion. ⁦ @udcas⁩ ⁦ @CLGrimesLab⁩ ⁦ @Delaware_Bio⁩ ⁦ @DelawareINBRE⁩ ⁦ @MicrobioUD#LifeScience https://t.co/cXWTOwRHMJ UDResearch photo
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We’re delighted to have @Nobel laureate Craig Mello at #UDel today. He met with a dozen ⁦ @UDGradStudents⁩ to talk about #RNAinterference before delivering his talk in Wolf Hall. ⁦ @udcas@udengineering#ResearchMatters https://t.co/jL6gemJwvJ UDResearch photo
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#UDel biologist Salil Lachke has won a $1.7 million @NIH grant for his research on the #genetic disorders that obstruct healthy #eye development. https://t.co/qMKgs8lRSr @udcas https://t.co/ESpHZOMTzm UDResearch photo
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Master of the #marathon: #UDel researchers Austin Robinson and Bill Farquhar are studying the exceptional, record-setting performance of 71-year-old runner Gene Dykes. https://t.co/jeiq2KOPaa @NIH @American_Heart @NEJM https://t.co/qe5rDQLbkr UDResearch photo
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Matt Fischel, a @DENINUD Fellow and postdoctoral researcher at #UDel, studies how sea level rise may affect arsenic mobility in marsh soils and vegetation. https://t.co/RNkYNcv4an @UDcanr #EarthDay https://t.co/tKv7BCLu5m UDResearch photo
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Danhui Xin, a #UDel doctoral student and @DENINUD Fellow, studies #biochar and how it works to degrade contaminants in water and soil. https://t.co/eEUux9YWYr @UDengineering #EarthDay https://t.co/ihhAdDu0gC UDResearch photo
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Mohammad Afsar, a doctoral student and @DENINUD fellow, analyzes groundwater at Blackbird State Forest to study the interaction of soil colloids and organic matter. https://t.co/eqtWwfpq8I @UDcanr #EarthDay https://t.co/GsblePDfsT UDResearch photo
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#UDel doctoral student Maggie Capooci, a @DENINUD Fellow, studies how carbon dioxide and #methane are released in the tidal salt marsh at St. Jones Reserve. https://t.co/r2fA2GCsEO @UDcanr #EarthDay https://t.co/uM8EAVX0hj UDResearch photo
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Innovation by #evolution: In a lecture at #UDel, #Nobel laureate Frances Arnold pointed to the potential of 'all possible proteins' and urged researchers to look at biology with the eyes of a chemist. https://t.co/Bk9l7jTIpu @udcas @UDengineering #biocatalysts https://t.co/vgPPooRs17 UDResearch photo
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Congratulations to #UDel's Roberta Golinkoff, James Hiebert and Laura Desimone on their selection as American Educational Research Association Fellows! https://t.co/6HAI84hu2P @AERA_EdResearch @UDCEHD @UDSOE @udcas https://t.co/qsu1pS3PD1 UDResearch photo
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#UDel is excited to welcome #Nobel laureate Craig Mello to campus for two days April 23-24. He will deliver the #Biology Department's Clark Lecture and the keynote at the inaugural Life Science Forum. https://t.co/i8TRhPSmBX @udcas @Delaware_Bio #RNAinterference #RNAi https://t.co/wMWALHP88j UDResearch photo
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Joseph Taylor, 1993 #Nobel laureate in #physics for discovery of a new kind of orbiting #pulsar, visits #UDel April 24 to deliver the Vernon Lecture. His talk is titled "From Einstein's Theory to Gravity's Chirp." https://t.co/guZH5jnEFn @udcas https://t.co/H6Y5F7Ut10 UDResearch photo
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#UDel pre-vet and animal science students are helping out at the monthly One Health Delaware Vet Clinic, learning from the veterinarians and helping them offer free care for pets in #Wilmington's Southbridge community. https://t.co/sjCQu2cIVv @UDcanr @delawarehumane #OneHealth https://t.co/UgHtT86u4A UDResearch photo
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Science of the Shore: #UDel Professor Jack Puleo uses a wave flume to help students understand the impact of extreme weather, storm surge and erosion. #Coastal engineers are needed to design protective strategies. https://t.co/lRAbQkvlpV @USNavyResearch @UDengineering https://t.co/bVYaIAQdh2 UDResearch photo

CONTRIBUTORS

Charles Riordan
Charles Riordan

VP for Research, Scholarship and Innovation

Tracey Bryant
Tracey Bryant

Editor: Office of Communications and Marketing

Ann Manser
Ann Manser

College of Arts and Sciences

Daniel Maiese
Daniel Maiese

NIIMBL

Beth Miller
Beth Miller

Office of Communications and Marketing

Andreas Muenchow
Andreas Muenchow

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Karen Roberts
Karen Roberts

College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment

Sunny Rosen
Sunny Rosen

Communications Specialist, Lerner College of Business & Economics

CONTACT

Tracey Bryant

Director for Research Communications

Phone: 302.831.8185
Email: Tracey Bryant

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