Keeping Food Out of Landfills

Keeping Food Out of Landfills

UD engineers partner with Delaware Solid Waste Authority to reduce food waste in landfills You probably throw out more food than you realize. Food waste makes up 21.6 percent of municipal waste, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. “This is not a good use...
Helping Communities Prepare For Hurricanes

Helping Communities Prepare For Hurricanes

$1.99 million NSF grant supports disaster research project at UD Katrina. Sandy. Maria. These and other hurricanes have devastated countless Americans. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that in 2018, between four and seven hurricanes will...
Using Sensors to Spot Infrastructure Damage

Using Sensors to Spot Infrastructure Damage

UD team aims to commercialize structural health monitoring systems An entrepreneurial team based at the University of Delaware is working to commercialize a system that could make infrastructure such as bridges and pipelines safer. The team, called Smartenius,...
Biochar, microbes and dirt — oh my!

Biochar, microbes and dirt — oh my!

Michael Rechsteiner researches biochar and how it can help sustain our environment Michael Rechsteiner is a senior environmental engineering major from Middletown, Delaware. Q: What is your research focus? Rechsteiner: Biochar is a carbon-rich cousin of charcoal that...
Examining Microbes Under a New Lens

Examining Microbes Under a New Lens

Research illuminates how Chesapeake Bay bacteria snack on sunlight The Chesapeake Bay is known for its blue crabs, but those crustaceans are far outnumbered by much tinier residents: bacteria. Every milliliter of bay water is home to thousands to millions of these...
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