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Making The Most of Yeast

Making The Most of Yeast

In April, in recognition of these outstanding achievements, Blenner received the prestigious Young Investigator Award from the American Chemical Society’s BIOT, or biochemical technology division, an honor reserved for researchers under 40.

THE HUNT FOR NEW MEDICINES

THE HUNT FOR NEW MEDICINES

The hunt for new medicines to treat pain and fight disease is a critical and never-ending quest that Toni Akin-Adenekan, a University of Delaware chemical engineering major from Lagos, Nigeria, wanted to learn more about firsthand this summer.

A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR

A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR

Rising junior Eduardo Nombera-Bueno lands competitive scholarship from the American Chemical Society

PROBING THE POWERS OF ZEOLITES

PROBING THE POWERS OF ZEOLITES

As part of his research, Mark LaFollette, a doctoral student in chemical and biomolecular engineering at the University of Delaware, has been running experiments with zeolites in UD’s Colburn Lab.

USING ZERO GRAVITY OF SPACE

USING ZERO GRAVITY OF SPACE

Furst, a self-described “space nut,” has designed a series of experiments that will be conducted by a team of five astronauts on the International Space Station throughout the summer of 2021.

Leadership and Impact

Leadership and Impact

Alumnus, department chair Kristi Kiick reflects on how engineering leaders help others

UNDER LOCK AND KEY

UNDER LOCK AND KEY

Synthetic biology is an emerging field with promise for improving our ability to manufacture chemicals, develop therapeutic medicines such as biopharmaceuticals and vaccines, and enhance agricultural production, among other things.

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