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Distinguished Dissertations

May 31, 2022

UD recognizes six with prizes for exceptional scholarship


2022 Karl Böer Solar Awards

May 6, 2022

Vasilis Fthenakis and Anke Weidenkaff honored for research on solar energy


Improving Fuel Cells

May 4, 2022

UD engineers, international researchers find new catalyst to improve fuel cell materials


A Bright Star in Solar Energy Research

May 2, 2022

UD’s Institute of Energy Conversion marks 50 years of solar advances


Regionalism and the Renewable Energy Transition

April 29, 2022

New Englanders support more offshore wind power – just don’t send it to New York


Department of Energy Announces First of its Kind Collaboration

April 20, 2022

The U.S. Department of Energy and partners accelerate “vehicle-to-everything” technologies


Key Bottleneck

April 12, 2022

U.S. needs more marshaling ports to keep pace with exploding offshore wind demand, UD study finds


Offshore Wind Energy Menu

April 8, 2022

Report lays out offshore wind development options for Delaware


Winners of 2022 Böer Awards Announced

April 6, 2022

Fthenakis, Weidenkaff recognized for distinguished contributions to quest for sustainable energy


Roadmap for the Future

April 4, 2022

The late UD Prof. Babatunde Ogunnaike played a key role in a new report on the future of chemical engineering


Bioinspired Innovations

April 1, 2022

UD’s LaShanda Korley among six elected as 2022 American Chemical Society PMSE Fellows


Four Engineering Professors Honored

March 22, 2022

Professors Chen, Day, Pochan and Wang recognized for excellence in medical and biological engineering


Honoring Success, Supporting Future Achievement

March 17, 2022

Geography Professor Christina Archer awarded Unidel Howard Cosgrove Career Development Chair in Environment


Controlling Catalysts

March 16, 2022

UD researchers report new way to boost catalyst activity


Ph.D. Candidate Earns 2022 Kokes Award, CATL-ChemCatBio Award

March 14, 2022

Brandon Vance set to present at NAM27 and ACS Spring 2022 Conferences


DEI now on LinkedIn

March 11, 2022

Follow us as we work together to expand our knowledge, shape our future, and transform our world.


Sustainably Sourcing Coal Waste

March 9, 2022

Engineering’s Fu, Jiao to refine filament manufacturing for 3D printing


Engaging Communities in Offshore Wind Projects

February 22, 2022

PhD candidate starts federal fellowship at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


Yushan Yan Elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 16, 2022

Yushan Yan, an expert in electrochemical systems and sustainability at the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, recognized for his work by the National Academy of Engineering.


Engineering the Future of Manufacturing

February 7, 2022

COE’s Marianthi Ierapetritou leads $3 million National Science Foundation effort to explore renewable raw materials for chemical manufacturing.


New CReW Director Announced

February 7, 2022

Cristina Archer Appointed Director of UD’s Center for Research in Wind (CReW)


Short Circuit for Big Impact

February 3, 2022

UD researchers report hyper-efficient method for removing carbon dioxide from air


Dynamic Catalysis

January 26, 2022

Researchers demonstrate a method for making ammonia under milder conditions with less energy


Creating Value from Waste

January 19, 2022

UD researchers report low-pressure method to convert industrially processed biomass into plastics, chemicals


Wind Farm Weather Influence

December 9, 2020

UD study shows offshore wind farms have measurable but minimal impact


An Honored Inventor

December 8, 2020

National Academy of Inventors elects UD’s Terry Papoutsakis to 2020 Fellows class


Honor in Solar Energy

December 3, 2020

Electrical and computer engineering graduate student recognized for contributions to photovoltaics


Smarter Models, Smarter Choices

October 19, 2020

UD’s Vlachos and Lansford develop high-confidence approach for artificial intelligence-based models


Advancing Carbon Dioxide Catalysis

September 25, 2020

Engineering professor receives major Department of Energy grants


It’s Electric!

September 10, 2020

UD Prof. Koffi Pierre Yao earns $1 million grant to develop a better lithium ion battery


Offshore Wind in Delaware

August 29, 2020

UD study proposes new port to meet strong demand from offshore wind industry


Assembling Offshore Wind Turbines

August 4, 2020

UD team identifies two ideal sites for offshore wind ports in Delaware Bay


10 Years of Clean Power

July 21, 2020

Wind turbine on UD’s Lewes Campus powers research, student funding, education


Taking Aim at Plastic Waste

July 13, 2020

UD wins federal grant to establish Center for Plastics Innovation


JACS Paper Highlighted in Nature Catalysis

May 27, 2020

A collaboration of CCST faculty


Renewable Energy Advance

May 18, 2020

UD researchers report new method for characterizing materials that might eventually help store energy


Exploring the intersection of communities and technology

April 8, 2020

New research center brings together experts in sociotechnical systems


Going small yields big results

April 6, 2020

Atomic-scale catalysts may pave the way for converting biomass to fuels, chemicals


Cracking the code

February 12, 2020

UD researchers explore methods to turn biomass into sunscreens, shoe soles and more


Professor Epps receives EDGE grant

January 16, 2020

Bio-based materials company Lignolix awarded EDGE Grant from the Delaware Division of Small Business


A key technology for carbon utilization

December 26, 2019

UD researchers highlight potential of electrochemical carbon monoxide reduction


Greenhouse gas for good

December 20, 2019

Engineers reveal new way to capture carbon dioxide and use it cleanly and cost effectively


In Memoriam: T.W. Fraser Russell

December 19, 2019

Campus remembers celebrated chemical engineer


Offshore wind in Delaware

November 22, 2019

Hearing from the state’s leading expert


Very influential researchers

November 21, 2019

Six UD professors rank in the top 1% cited by peers


Advancing fuel cell research

November 15, 2019

UD startup W7energy awarded $3.4M in Department of Energy funding


Honors for Yushan Yan

November 12, 2019

Professor honored by Electrochemical Society, American Institute of Chemical Engineers


Catalysis in the spotlight

September 27, 2019

Research on electrochemical nitrogen reduction reaction lands journal cover


Ammonia for fuel cells

August 14, 2019

Team of UD engineers pushes cost-effective fuel cell technology forward


From greenhouse gas to fuel

July 31, 2019

Novel catalysis approach reduces carbon dioxide to methane


Removing carbon dioxide from an air stream

May 20, 2019

UD engineers develop a fuel cell system that helps environment


Showcasing energy research

May 20, 2019

UD-led catalysis center hosts 2019 spring symposium


Jump starting energy research

April 24, 2019

Delaware Energy Institute announces grants for multi-disciplinary research projects at UD


Powerhouse chemistry

April 8, 2019

UD researchers provide new method to boost clean energy research


The right polymers for the job

April 8, 2019

Technology makes fuel cells more powerful, more durable, less expensive


Offshore wind skills academy

April 3, 2019

UD hosts classes to educate those interested in the emerging global industry


Engineering for high-speed devices

March 26, 2019

New research explores graphene-silicon devices for photonics applications


Living with the wind

March 18, 2019

UD study finds people prefer wind turbines as neighbors over other energy plants


Unlocking the mystery of catalysts

February 25, 2019

Exploration of metal oxides has potential to drive catalysis research to new heights


Keeping things moving

February 1, 2019

UD researchers synthesize renewable oils for use in lubricants


Advancing environmental research

January 16, 2019

EPSCoR kickoff brings together statewide leaders to celebrate $23 million grant


Breaking barriers in solar energy

January 8, 2019

UD’s McCandless and collaborators find path to higher efficiency, lower cost


Greener hydrogen from water

January 3, 2019

UD innovator explores catalysts that pull their weight and serve the environment


Tourism and offshore wind turbines

January 2, 2019

UD professors survey beachgoers on potential implications for offshore wind farms


Materials of the future

December 21, 2018

At UD, materials science and engineering has a storied past and bright future


The Next Generation

December 6, 2018

DEI hosts nearly two-dozen students to discover more about energy, engineering, and science


Faster-charging, safer batteries

November 21, 2018

UD invention aims to improve battery performance


Catalyzing Excellence

November 5, 2018

Bingjun Xu recognized as an influential researcher


Hurricane precipitation

October 24, 2018

UD’s Cristina Archer looks at how wind farms can reduce hurricane rainfall.


Smarter, safer, more efficient vehicles

October 23, 2018

Malikopoulos Lab advances connected and automated vehicle technology


Empowering industry

October 19, 2018

New academy at UD to train offshore wind energy professionals


Let the light shine

October 12, 2018

Luminaries predict future of solar energy as 14th Böer Medal of Merit awarded


UD Engineering’s next era

October 11, 2018

Levi T. Thompson shares vision as new dean of College of Engineering


Quantum momentum

September 24, 2018

UD team gets $1 million from NSF to help research quantum technology


A big spark for energy research

September 6, 2018

U.S. Department of Energy announces $12.8 million for UD-led center


Could bacteria fuel the future?

August 31, 2018

With $1.5 million grant, UD engineers study microbes for biofuel production


Cleaner, greener U.S. manufacturing

August 21, 2018

UD to help boost energy efficiency and modular manufacturing with RAPID grants


Transforming carbon dioxide

August 20, 2018

UD researchers develop novel two-step CO2 conversion technology


Programming a transportation revolution

August 6, 2018

Student research spotlight on Vehicle to Grid technology


Fuels without fossils

August 6, 2018

Novel renewable energy technology being developed at the University of Delaware


A pipeline from research to industry

July 17, 2018

Delaware Energy Institute gives UD students firsthand look at gas industry


UD researcher appointed to national energy advisory committee

July 11, 2018

Basudeb Saha is associate director at the UD-led Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation


Balancing act

June 7, 2018

Chemical engineering student recognized for interests outside the classroom and laboratory


New process turns wood scraps into tape

June 5, 2018

UD engineers convert commonly discarded material into high-performance adhesive


UD announces solar institute director

May 7, 2018

William Shafarman to lead Institute of Energy Conversion


In Memoriam: Karl W. Böer

April 23, 2018

Böer remembered as global pioneer in development of solar energy technology


UD professor speaks at Senate committee hearing

April 16, 2018

Feng Jiao shares carbon utilization expertise with environment and public works committee


UD announces new Data Science Institute and founding director

April 3, 2018

Bioinformatics pioneer Cathy Wu to lead University-wide endeavor


Focusing energy research

December 1, 2017

UD scientists develop new theory to help improve catalysis research


Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight

October 30, 2017

UD energy team develops processes to ramp up bio-based aviation fuel


A sweeter way to make green products

September 7, 2017

Researchers invent novel process for extracting sugars from wood


Discovery could transform industries

April 24, 2017

Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics


“Perfect” soap molecule

October 26, 2016

Discovery could have major impact on multibillion-dollar cleaning products industry