Research Stories

Changing the color of light
Researchers in UD's College of Engineering have received a $1 million grant from the Keck Foundation to explore converting low-energy light to high-energy light, advancing solar and medical technologies.
Knee pain
A study led by UD's Daniel White has found that an intensive regimen of regular exercise and a healthy diet might reduce the short-term onset of knee pain for overweight adults with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Ship of opportunity
University of Delaware researchers are monitoring Delaware Bay air and water conditions using sampling equipment aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
Aug. 12-14: Advanced composites
The University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials will host a three-day course for science and engineering students, "Advanced Manufacturing Composites," from Aug. 12-14.
Research diver
Brian Griffiths is spending his time this summer with sharks, eagle rays, massive corals, turtles and schools of endangered fish as he conducts underwater research on seagrass in the Caribbean.
Pluto fly-by
University of Delaware professors John Gizis and Sarah Dodson-Robinson share their thoughts on the fly-by of Pluto by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.
SmartBoot
An interdisciplinary engineering senior design team received a third-place award at the 2015 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference for a rehabilitation device called SmartBoot.
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U.S. wind power on course to grow big

Here and Now, July 27, 2015

Jeremy Firestone of UD's School of Marine Science and Policy spoke about why wind power is on course to become one of the country's largest sources of energy, and where the U.S. stands compared with other countries.

'It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's'

Science, July 23, 2015

Jennifer Biddle, assistant professor at UD, was quoted in an article about the surprisingly ordinary microorganisms found deep beneath the ocean floor. She said, "You'd expect microbes from this exotic environment to be unusual, and the discovery that they are similar to familiar microorganisms is 'disconcerting.' It's like going to Pluto and seeing McDonald's."

Wilmington, the city with too many charter schools

WHYY, July 22, 2015

A story about the heavy concentration of charter schools in the city of Wilmington quotes Dan Rich, University Professor of Public Policy.

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