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Faculty spotlight


LaShanda Korley

Distinguished Associate Professor, College of Engineering

LaShanda Korley joined UD this year as Distinguished Associate Professor of materials science and engineering and chemical and biomolecular engineering. She is the director of a five-year, $5.5 million NSF-funded project to explore bio-inspired materials and systems, such as nanocomposites inspired by spider silk and soft robotics inspired by the way worms wriggle. Korley also brings expertise in fiber and film manufacturing.

Korley is passionate about mentoring students, especially through undergraduate research opportunities. She plans to do outreach activities to empower women to consider careers in STEM.

Before joining UD, Korley was the Climo Associate Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University. She earned her doctoral degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


A lifetime of teaching




More than 1,000 students spent Winter Session exploring other countries while continuing their studies. More study abroad opportunities await. 

UD is a community where we celebrate our individual and collective achievements, 

where we respect diverse backgrounds,
values and viewpoints.


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UD receives diversity award


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