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INFLUENTIAL RESEARCHER, PASSIONATE MENTOR

UD chemical and biomolecular engineer Thomas H. Epps, III is the recipient of the 2020 Percy L. Julian Distinguished Lecture and Award, given by the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

TAKING AIM AT PLASTIC WASTE

The Center for Plastics Innovation (CPI), led by Professors LaShanda Korley and Thomas H. Epps, III, will focus on chemically transforming plastic waste into fuels, lubricants and other valuable products in an energy-efficient manner. It is one of six new Energy Frontier Research Centers established across the U.S. and the second to be directed by the University of Delaware.

$18 MILLION FOR UD

A new center at the University of Delaware will advance research to transform the way materials are made. The UD Center for Hybrid, Active, and Responsive Materials (UD CHARM) will drive fundamental materials science research with the potential to enable critical innovations in biomedicine, security, sensing and more.

A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF PROTEIN MOVEMENT

A team of engineers has shown that surface diffusion in protein transport into ion-exchange beads depends on adsorption affinity — a measure of attraction between the two materials.

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