Research Stories

Learning from leeches
In order to get a better grasp on the biodiversity of mammals in Sumatra, University of Delaware graduate student Sarah Weiskopf spent two weeks collecting leeches in Bukit Barisan Selatan National Park and conducting genetic analyses of their blood meals.
'Preforming' magic
Tsu-Wei Chou, Pierre S. du Pont Chair of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is part of an international team of researchers that is examining the feasibility of using additive manufacturing to produce 3D preforms.
Steele Symposium
Fifty students majoring in education, human services and dietetics presented their research papers and posters at the 30th annual Marion H. Steele Research Symposium.
Research award
Oak Ridge Associated Universities has provided UD's Jason Gleghorn an early career award for the study of how proteins, pressure and time contribute to the development of airway branches
Affordable food
UD's Center for Research in Education and Social Policy has received USDA funding to evaluate the effectiveness of offering incentives at farmers markets to encourage healthy food purchases.
UDEI symposium
More than 50 people from the energy community convened at the University of Delaware Energy Institute annual symposium to discuss issues associated with the clean energy challenge on Wednesday, May 13.
Cross-cultural counterfeits
A UD researcher finds that consumers in different cultures may buy counterfeit items for different reasons.
Biomechanical engineering research
Close to 100 participants turned out for the 12th annual Biomechanics Research Symposium at the University of Delaware on Friday, May 8.
Corporate greed
Studies by UD's Katalin Takacs Haynes and collaborators have yielded the first data-backed analysis of CEO greed, and explore the relationships between greed, hubris, altruism and company performance.
Soil security
UD's Don Sparks leads a group of soil scientists calling attention to the precarious state of the world's soil resources in an article published in the journal Science.
Exploring bacterial genes
A team of University of Delaware researchers is opening wider the door for those who study the vast world of microbes.
Fighting cancer
UD researchers are part of a team working to develop targeted treatment that will deliver anticancer medication directly to leukemic cells using nanoparticles, an approach designed to mitigate side effects.
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Tracking sharks

The News Journal, May 20, 2015

Work by scientists at UD and Delaware State University is highlighted in the newspaper's "Did You Know" feature about sharks along the Delaware coast.

DuPont spent $15 million to keep Peltz off board

The News Journal, May 19, 2015

UD corporate governance expert Charles Elson was quoted in an article about the money spent by DuPont in a proxy fight with investor Nelson Peltz. "It is $15 million that would have gone to the bottom line," Elson said. "The shareholders pay for the dispute."

Train derailment

WHYY Radio Times, May 13, 2015

Allan Zarembski, director of UD's Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, was featured in a segment on the Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. He also appeared on CNN.

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