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November 2018

Once-Worthless Radio Waves Get New Life in Spectrum Auction
In this Wall Street Journal article about the millimeter wave spectrum, Dennis Prather lends an expert voice. He’s the Engineering Alumni Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

How to Derail a Runaway Train (And Save Australia) 
Allan Zarembski, director of UD’s Railroad Engineering and Safety Program, comments on a runaway train that traveled 57 miles through Australia in November in this Wired article.

A Custom Home Builder Takes The Express Route with Lower Gwynedd Project 
Philadelphia magazine reports on the success of civil engineering alumnus Greg Harth, who manages a custom homebuilding firm.

Newark-based Biopharma Institute Advancing the Industry of Living Medicine 
The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals, NIIMBL, is based at UD. The organization was recently profiled by Delaware Public Radio.

Self-driving Cars Could Make Tickets and Traffic Lights Obsolete 
Research by Andreas Malikopoulos, the Terri Connor Kelly and John Kelly Career Development Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is highlighted in this article by Future Car.

How the Blockchain Will Impact the Financial Sector
Assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering Andy Novocin commented on the risks and benefits of blockchain for financial institutions in this piece for Knowledge@Wharton.

October 2018

Why We Need to Encourage Neurodiversity and Different Ways of Thinking 
OZY mentions the Spectrum Scholars program, a 10-year, multi-million dollar collaboration between UD and JPMorgan Chase to help students on the autism spectrum have fulfilling careers.

DHSS Secretary Dr. Kara Odom Walker Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine
Dr. Kara Odom Walker, who received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from UD in 1999, was elected to the NAM on October 15. She is the Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary for the State of Delaware.

Chinese scientists claim solution to lithium phone batteries dying or catching fire
The South China Morning Post reports on an innovation in battery research by researchers in China and includes perspective from UD mechanical engineering professor Bingqing Wei, director of UD’s Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries.

Engineering grad student is brains and brawn behind Delaware offensive line
The starting center for UD’s football team, Collin Wallish, is a master’s student in electrical engineering. Read more from Delaware Online.

‘Overboxing’ Becomes Enemy No. 1 in Amazon-Led Web-Shopping Boom 
In an article about shipping waste, Bloomberg BNA shares perspective from civil and environmental engineering professor Ardeshir Faghri, whose research suggests that shopping online may not decrease the number of miles traveled by vehicles.

Technology Innovation Showcase puts student work on display at UD
The Delaware Business Times shares highlights from a UD entrepreneurship showcase, including a robotics company founded by Adam Stager, a graduate student in mechanical engineering.

September 2018

John L. Anderson Nominated to Be Next National Academy of Engineering President
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) announced that Anderson, an alumnus of UD’s chemical engineering department, has been recommended as the sole candidate for the NAE presidency. NAE members will vote in March 2019.

On the Move: Levi Thompson
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education shared the news of Levi Thompson’s appointment as the next Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Delaware.

‘Smart’ Fabrics: The Future of Technology
The University Network reported on textile innovations at MIT, the University of Delaware, Vanderbilt University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Science Center names 12 QED Finalists
Philadelphia Business Journal reported that a technology under development by mechanical engineering professor X. Lucas Lu was named a finalist in the University City Science Center’s QED program.

UD researchers develop novel two-step CO2 conversion technology 
Ethanol Producer Magazine shared research findings by chemical engineering professor Feng Jiao.

August 2018

Italy, EU Spar Over Bridge Collapse  
Wall Street Journal article features expertise from civil engineering professor Michael Chajes.

Reebok debuts a shape-shifting, NASA-inspired sports bra
Fast Company article describes new product made with shear thickening fluid technology developed by Norm Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chair in Chemical Engineering.

Station Square derailment, a rare but risky accident, could renew rail safety concerns
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article shares insight from Allan Zarembski, director of the Railroad Engineering and Safety Program.

2018’s Most & Least Energy-Expensive States
Materials science and engineering professor S. Ismat Shah was a featured expert in this Wallethub article.

Levi Thompson to Be the Next Dean of College of Engineering at the University of Delaware
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education reported on the appointment of Levi Thompson, the Richard E. Balzhiser Collegiate Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan, as our next dean, starting October 1.

Turning wood waste into adhesives
The Chemical Engineer reported on a new process developed by chemical engineers at UD.

April 2018

RedShiftBio Launches New Protein Characterization Instrument System – AQS3pro – Business Wire, April 30, 2018

SAE International Releases New Specification for Charging of Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Vehicles – Markets Insider, April 26, 2018

Better Railroading Through Big Data – Railway Age, April 24, 2018

Delaware Bio Gala highlights gene editing breakthrough, scholarships – Delaware Business Times, April 20, 2018

Scientists have developed glass curtains that turn from transparent to opaque – Weekly Observer, April 18, 2018

Bipartisan Energy Legislation Highlights Benefits Of Carbon Capture – E&P, April 17, 2018

Optofluidic Smart Glass System Is Cost-Efficient, High Performing – Photonics Media, April 16, 2018

Delaware preps for driverless cars – WHYY, April 16, 2018

44 Members Honored for Technological Accomplishments and Change-leading Efforts for Women in Computing – Benzinga, April 15, 2018

Driverless cars coming to UD campus – WBOC-TV, April 13, 2018

Proposal to use captured carbon a win-win, senator says – AgriPulse, April 12, 2018

Mayoral Candidate Archie Campbell – Q&A – Milford LIVE, April 10, 2018

SpaceX Dragon arrives at ISS with material samples and new testing facility – Space Daily, April 6, 2018

How a Coal Polluter Became a Renewable Energy Leader – Harvard Business School Working Knowledge Blog, April 5, 2018

Hen Hatch grand finale returns to The Queen –, April 5, 2018

MBTA pushes deadline to install collision system – The Daily News of Newburyport, April 2, 2018

State Gives Firm Housed At University Of Delaware Grant For Materials Research – ASEE First Bell, April 2, 2018

Task Force Mulls Autonomous Car Testing In Delaware – ASEE First Bell, April 2, 2018

March 2018

STAR Campus company receives state grant – Newark Post, March 30, 2018

MBTA won’t meet deadline on mandated train safety system – The Salem News, March 30, 2018

Delaware task force weighs possibility of driverless cars – Delaware Business Times, March 29, 2018

Biological Computers can Control Cellular Proteins – Technology Works, March 26, 2018

3D-Printed Smart Glass Works More Efficiently Than Previous Designs – DesignNews, March 23, 2018

GLASS: New smart glass reflects or absorbs light to moderate temperature – Materials for Architecture, March 23, 2018

3D Printing News Briefs – 3D Print, March 23, 2018

What happens to the beach during nor’easters? UD scientists on the case. – DelMarva Now March 21, 2018

Connecticut Bridges Built Using Accelerated Bridge Construction – NBC Connecticut News Today (WVIT-TV), March 17, 2018

What caused FIU’s bridge to fail? More clues come to light. – Miami Herald, March 17, 2018

Two Delaware Companies Receive Council On Development Finance Grants – ASEE First Bell, March 16, 2018

Promise of state grants spur tech companies to expand in Delaware – Delaware Business Times, March 15, 2018

Scientists Find Same Wild Physical Effect Happening in Two Vastly Different Materials – Gizmodo, March 14, 2018

Delaware working to be on cutting edge of self-driving cars – The News Journal, March 11, 2018

Railroad trespassing fatalities in the U.S. reach 10-year high – NBC News, March 11, 2018

Liquid-filled smart glass is cheaper, better than competing designs – Laser Focus World, March 8, 2018

Low-cost, gen-next glass panels pave way for smart windows – Press Trust of India, March 8, 2018

UD engineers are building ‘smart glass’ that could make window blinds obsolete –, March 7, 2018

Testing Advanced System Requires Its Own Innovation – EE Times, March 7, 2018

Smart glass made better, and cheaper – Science Daily, March 7, 2018

Researchers Unveil Improved Smart Glass Prototype – R&D Magazine, March 7, 2018

Engineers develop eco-friendly smart glass panels that switch from transparent to opaque – Tech Xplore, March 7, 2018

Developers open up about smart windows at Denver conference –, March 7, 2018

Virtual reality, augmented reality company becomes tenant at LSU business incubator – The Advocate, March 3, 2018

February 2018

New method could help calculate untapped natural gas reservoirs – Delaware Business Now, February 28, 2018

SPE to honor nine new fellows at Antec 2018 – Plastics News, February 28, 2018

5 UD Professors get funding for early-stage research – Delaware Business Now, February 27, 2018

Smart Power – BBC News, February 27, 2018

Structurally Deficient Bridges in CT at Risk for Closure – WVIT-TV Online | NBC, February 26, 2018

Transport safety rules for trucks and trains have been sidelined under President Trump – USA Today, February 26, 2018

New method could help quantify untapped natural gas reservoirs –, February 23, 2018

Off the rails: What’s going on with all these deadly train crashes? – Metro New York Online, February 23, 2018

Using technology to detect hidden threats –, February 19, 2018

Catching up to brain cancer: Researchers develop accurate model of how aggressive cancer cells move and spread – Medical Xpress, February 15, 2018

Researchers at University of Delaware awarded grant to develop improvised explosive device, landmine detection system – Homeland Preparedness News, February 15, 2018

Accurate model of how aggressive cancer cells move and spread – Science Daily, February 15, 2018

Foreign scholars laud AIOU linking research with community issues – The News International, February 15, 2018

Breaking the rules of brain cancer – Medical Xpress, February 14, 2018

Perspective on fuel cells – Science Daily, February 14, 2018

Should We Be Jittery About Train Travel? – HowStuffWorks, February 14, 2018

Data visualization, actionable insights key to Big Data applications – Progressive Railroading, February 14, 2018

Search for answers, solutions continues as rail accidents pile up – WJLA-TV | ABC Washington DC, February 8, 2018

Why Have There Been So Many Train Crashes Lately? – Vice, February 8, 2018

Deadly Amtrak train crash preventable – GK Men, February 7, 2018

Now, a process to thwart liver cancer cells – ANI News, February 7, 2018

There’s hope for cancer patients. A new way to kill liver cancer cells and stop tumor growth found – India Tribune, February 7, 2018

Two-step process to thwart cancer cells – Science Daily, February 7, 2018

Amid spate of Amtrak mishaps, critics point to political inertia – Christian Science Monitor, February 5, 2018

Amtrak Train Crash: How the Fatal Accident in South Carolina Could’ve Been Prevented – Conde Nast Traveler, February 5, 2018

Lack of Positive Train Control haunts another deadly collision – NBC News, February 5, 2018

Spate Of Amtrak Crashes ‘Unusual,’ Railroad Expert Says – WBUR-FM, February 5, 2018

New system matches genetic anomalies with precision cancer treatments – Medical Xpress, February 2, 2018

Researchers discover two-step process to thwart cancer cells – Medical Xpress, February 2, 2018

January 2018

U Delaware to Become Home of Discovery Hub – Commercial Property Executive, January 30, 2018

Chemical engineers discover how some bacteria resist threats –, January 26, 2018

Tracing the evolution of E. coli – Science Daily, January 24, 2018

Delaware Bioscience Center awarded 12 grants in 2017 – Delaware Business Teams, January 23, 2018

2018 realLIST highlights Delaware’s top 10 startups –, January 22, 2018

America Could Stop More Than a Third of Train Crashes. Here’s Why It Doesn’t. – The Daily Beast, January 16, 2018

Chemours building $150 million research site at University of Delaware – Plastics News, January 12, 2018

Op-Ed: STEM Education Needs More Shop Floors – U.S. News & World Report, January 11, 2018

Professional development course in passenger rail – RailwayAge Magazine, January 6, 2018

This Halcyon Incubator Fellow is Transforming How Veterans Manage Amputation Pain – American Inno, January 3, 2018

December 2017

Two rail advocates killed in Amtrak train derailment – Insider Car News, December 24, 2017

Amtrak accidents hurt safety reputation, but railroad remains popular with Congress, riders – USA Today, December 21, 2017

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash – Associated Press, December 21, 2017

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash – The News and Observer, December 21, 2017

Expert: New route may have distracted engineer before crash – WRAL, December 21, 2017

Murphy: New DOT head must fix NJ Transit – Press of Atlantic City, December 21, 2017

Officials: Why was train in fatal Amtrak wreck speeding? – The Sun Herald, December 21, 2017

The Amtrak Engineer May Have Been Distracted By a New Route Before the Deadly Crash, Experts Say – Time, December 21, 2017

UD students launch gravity-defying Kickstarter –, December 21, 2017

Was engineer in fatal Amtrak wreck distracted? – The Olympian, December 21, 2017

Amtrak didn’t wait for system that could’ve prevented wreck – Associated Press, December 20, 2017

Amtrak train was going fast, but train was built for that – CBS News Radio, December 20, 2017

Optofluidics for Smart Windows – OSA | Optics & Photonics News, December 20, 2017

Univ. of Delaware teams with California firm on electric car battery tech – WHYY-TV, December 20, 2017

Amtrak crash: Why safety improvements lag even as industry advances – Christian Science Monitor, December 19, 2017

Amtrak derailment: train was going at nearly three times the speed limit – The Guardian, December 19, 2017

Amtrak Inquiry Will Focus on Driver Distraction and Excessive Speed – The New York Times, December 19, 2017

Amtrak safety record already under scrutiny before deadly derailment – SBS News, December 19, 2017

Amtrak Safety Record Already Under Scrutiny Before Fatal Derailment – U.S. News and World Report, December 19, 2017

Chemours breaks ground on STAR Campus discovery hub – Newark Post, December 19, 2017

Driving V2G technology forward –, December 19, 2017

RPT-Amtrak safety record under scrutiny even before deadly derailment – Reuters, December 19, 2017

Train derailment near Olympia: Officials pushed ‘aggressive’ timeline before safety technology was ready – The Seattle Times, December 19, 2017

UD collaboration helping drive electric car technology into the future – The News Journal, December 19, 2017

Chemours breaks ground on $150 million Discovery Hub on UD STAR Campus – Delaware Business Daily, December 18, 2017

Chemours breaks ground on Discovery Hub at UD – WDDE-FM, December 18, 2019

Chemours breaks ground on new ‘Discovery Hub’ in Delaware – WHYY-TV. December 18, 2017

Chemours looks to future with groundbreaking of new ‘Discovery Hub’ in Newark – WDEL-AM, December 18, 2017

Could decades-old technology have prevented Amtrak crash? – Crosscut, December 18, 2017

Delaware doctors, hospitals increase security as medical data breaches continue nationwide – The News Journal, December 18, 2017

Ground Broken on Chemours Discovery Hub – Delaware Business Time, December 18, 2017

This Delaware YouTube channel empowers young engineers to rise to the top 1% –, December 18, 2017

Want a tougher space suit? Just add liquid – Science News for Students, December 18, 2017

New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel – Press of Atlantic City, December 15, 2017

Reflective glass goes clear – just add methyl salicylate – New Atlas, December 15, 2017

Easy-to-Manufacture Smart Windows May Help Keep Cars Cool in Summer – AZoOptics, December 14, 2017

Smart 3D printed window panels use a liquid layer to switch from clear to reflective –, December 14, 2017

3D Printed Prototypes Demonstrate Smart Windows That Can Keep Your Car Cool in the Sun –, December 13, 2017

New type of smart windows use liquid to switch from clear to reflective –, December 13, 2017

Strategic alliances for Michelman – Innovation in Textiles, December 13, 2017

Could cadastral blockchains be the answer to Pa.’s economic woes? –, December 11, 2017

Bioelectronics herald the rise of the cyborg – Science, December 8, 2017

From a spaghetti-like jumble of microfibers and water comes a promising new material –, December 6, 2017

Mini smart city drives research on fuel efficiency for connected autonomous vehicles – StateScoop, December 6, 2017

Students turn over a new leaf at STEM Night – Middletown Transcript, December 6, 2017

Check out the University of Delaware’s tiny smart city –, December 5, 2017

For the physically challenged, bamboo wheelchairs have arrived – Business & Financial Times, December 3, 2017

November 2017

R&D Special Focus: Assistive Technologies – R&D Magazine, November 30, 2017

MRI-Compatible Robot Could Lead to Individualized Treatments for Stroke Survivors – R&D Magazine, November 29, 2017

Deliveries and the Environment – WWOR-TV, November 28, 2017

UD professor pooling treatment resources from vast medical database – WDDE-FM, November 24, 2017

Why You Should Think Twice Before Opting for Free 2-Day Shipping – HuffPost, November 17, 2017

Found: Our Best Future Cyber Protectors in World’s Biggest Student-Led Cybersecurity Games – Broadway World, November 14, 2017

Exeter Township reservist helps in Puerto Rico – Reading Eagle, November 13, 2017

Manufacturing holds its own in central Delaware – Delaware Business Times, November 13, 2017

UD grad launching device and campaign to help veterans with amputated limbs – The News Journal, November 11, 2017

‘Liquid Armor’ reinforces NASA spacesuits – T.EVO Textile Evolution, November 9, 2017

Help TheraV help 100 veteran amputees –, November 8, 2017

Science institute announces innovation Partnership Program at UD – Delaware Business Now, November 6, 2017

STAR Campus lives up to its name with Chemours, pharma announcements – Delaware Business Now, November 6, 2017

University of Delaware are developing renewable jet fuel – Energy Digital, November 11, 2017

October 2017

Chemours announces expansion to Univ. of Delaware STAR Campus – WHYY-FM, October 31, 2017

Chemours to build $150 million building on UD’s STAR Campus – Newark Post, October 31, 2017

Corncobs and ‘goats’ could help renewable jets take flight – Professional Engineering News, October 31, 2017

Chemours moves R&D to university campus – The Inquirer, October 30, 2017

Chemours to build research center at University of Delaware – Associated Press, October 30, 2017

Chemours to construct new building, move jobs to University of Delaware’s STAR campus – The News Journal, October 30, 2017

High-performance computing methods focus of new text –, October 30, 2017

Dr. Ron Forsythe, Jr. Named One Of Savoy Magazine’s 2017 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors – Savoy Magazine, October 27, 2017

The Ghost in the Lab Dish? – Laboratory Equipment, October 27, 2017

Interns identify road repairs most needed in Milford – Milford Chronicle, October 25, 2017

STAR Campus set to expand with Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building – Delaware Business Times, October 25, 2017

UD breaks ground on $156 million biopharmaceuticals building – Newark Post, October 24, 2017

University of Delaware breaks ground on biopharmaceutical research center – Philadelphia Business Journal, October 24, 2017

Ground broken on $156 million biopharmaceutical institute on UD STAR Campus – Delaware Business Now, October 23, 2017

UD breaks ground on $156 million biopharma building – WDDE-FM, October 23, 2017

UD starts construction on Biopharmaceutical Innovation Building at STAR Campus – WDEL-AM, October 23, 2017

University of Delaware breaks ground on biopharmaceutical research center – WHYY-TV, October 23, 2017

University of Delaware to break ground on new biopharma building – NBC-10, October 22, 2017

Groundbreaking slated for 200,000 sq. ft. pharma research center on UD STAR campus – Delaware Business Now, October 19, 2017

New biopharmaceutical building part of UD’s plan to attract 1,500 new jobs to area – News Journal, October 19, 2017

University of Delaware to break ground on biopharma building – Associated Press, October 19, 2017

The best girl leadership experience in the world – MyEasternShoreMD, October 18, 2017

Liquid armor’ toughens spacesuits – Nano Werk, October 12, 2017

UD researchers develop tougher material for next generation spacesuits – WDDE-FM, October 9, 2017

UD expands student entrepreneurship outside business school – Delaware Business Times, October 5, 2017

Electric car owners in the UK can drive for FREE by letting energy firms use their vehicle’s battery – Daily Mail, October 3, 2017

September 2017

How to stay safe in the water – KBFX-TV, September 25, 2017

Lab space at DuPont’s Experimental Station will put ex-DuPont scientists back to work – News Journal, September 25, 2017

In the race to high-speed rail, where does the US stand? – WDEL, September 16, 2017

36 Intriguing Delawareans – Delaware Today, September 11, 2017

UD research finds alternative for petroleum – WDDE-FM, September 11, 2017

Elliott elected president – BMES Blog, September 7, 2017

AAAS Selects Innovator in Industry to Join its Board of Directors – AAAS, September 6, 2017

Soon, more durable, cheaper fuel cells – Business Standards, September 6, 2017

August 2017
June 2017

The iPhone Was Inevitable – The Atlantic, June 29, 2017

UD radio show ‘Rise and Science’ aims to make STEM accessible to all –, June 23, 2017