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SMARTER MODELS, SMARTER CHOICES

SMARTER MODELS, SMARTER CHOICES

They call it artificial intelligence — not because the intelligence is somehow fake. It’s real intelligence, but it’s still made by humans. That means AI — a power tool that can add speed, efficiency, insight and accuracy to a researcher’s work — has many limitations.

NEW DRUG CARRIER SYSTEMS

NEW DRUG CARRIER SYSTEMS

University of Delaware Professor Kristi Kiick is leading collaborative research to create new drug delivery systems with the potential to improve treatment for diseases that affect connective tissues, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease.

ADVANCING CARBON DIOXIDE CATALYSIS

ADVANCING CARBON DIOXIDE CATALYSIS

Feng Jiao is the Robert Grasselli Development Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, receives major Department of Energy grants.

INFLUENTIAL RESEARCHER, PASSIONATE MENTOR

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

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

$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.

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