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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Some marvelous momentum is driving the world of University of Delaware research, scholarly and creative activities these days. …
• Nayantara Bhatnagar: Problems of physics
• Joe Feser: Going with the flow
• Charles Hohensee: New avenues in math education
• Deb Jaisi: Environmental forensics
• Anderson Janotti: Defects that matter
• Rodrigo Vargas: Unraveling mysteries in the marsh
• Bingjun Xu: Go away, greenhouse gas
• Rui Zhang: Shared-use superhighway
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….
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.
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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Power from the people! Delaware law paves the way for citizens to provide power to the #electric grid. #UDel's @WillettKempton is a pioneer in #V2G (vehicle-to-grid) tech. https://t.co/c5392yyvzY @JohnCarneyDE @udceoe @NuvveCorp #cleanenergy https://t.co/3IhKA71Er2
Research by #UDel's Danielle Dixson is cited in this @sciencemagazine article on how a 'sensory smog' created by pollution, acidification and noise confuses fish and threatens their survival. https://t.co/E5H7LKOedt @udceoe @fish_scientist #marinebiology https://t.co/dTJ58Cu9P6
The #Urban Thinkscape project, which includes #UDel's Roberta Golinkoff, can transform parks, bus stops and other city places into play-fueled learning spots. https://t.co/OTAGLcxOAV @UrbanThinkscape @educationweek @UDCEHD @KathyandRo1 #ResearchMatters https://t.co/1HT6uTmoOQ
'One Health' = Connecting the dots between the health of humans, animals and the environment. https://t.co/sf8gTO1zVT
Less tape, more teamwork: #UDel students combined forces at Brainstorm-a-Palooza to find a better way to treat #football players' pulled #hamstring muscles. https://t.co/jlx8XVHzAT @UDCHS @BlueHensRawak @BlueHensAT @UDBlueHens #ResearchMatters https://t.co/S6gaoCa3nD
The science of selfies! #UDel doctoral student and conservation biologist Imogene Cancellare puts scientists in focus on @instagram to study science communication and the public's view of scientists. https://t.co/tVKei8hZRh @UDcanr @biologistimo #WomenInSTEM #scicomm https://t.co/Fp4qea6GFp
It’s a happy day at #UDel—the Doctoral #Hooding Convocation! The amazing Prof Jen Biddle (rt) is attending her first ‘hooding’ with new PhD Kristin Yoshimura. Congratulations! #UDGrad2019 @subsurface_life @kmyoshimura @udceoe @UDGradStudents https://t.co/RQ4d9Iir5Y
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