University Research

09.05.18University Research

Catalyst Advance Could Lead to Economical Fuel CellsExternal link

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a new way to make low-cost, single-atom catalysts for fuel cells — an advance that could make important clean energy technology more economically viable. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.04.18University Research

UH Engineer Part of $800K DOE Study Targeting Safer Storage for Nuclear WasteExternal link

Dr. Jeffrey Rimer, with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering, is studying the corrosion behavior of glass containers often used to store nuclear waste. Its goal is to find solutions to reduce or avoid the degeneration of the containers. Read MoreExternal linkage

09.04.18University Research

Paris Perdikaris Predicts Complex Outcomes of Physical SystemsExternal link

An assistant professor in the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Perdikaris is taking a new approach to modeling complex and unpredictable physical systems, research that is being funded by an Early Career Award from the Department of Energy (DOE). Read MoreExternal linkage

09.04.18University Research

Scientists Take Important Step Toward Understanding Higgs Boson DecayExternal link

The Large Hadron Collider collaborations ATLAS and CMS jointly announced the discovery of the Higgs boson transforming into bottom quarks as it decays. This is predicted to be the most common way for Higgs bosons to decay, yet was a difficult signal to isolate because background processes closely mimic the subtle signal. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.31.18University Research

Department of Energy Invests $1.1 Million in Sorghum Disease Resistance Research at IllinoisExternal link

Sorghum is traditionally grown for the grain, but newer cultivars have been developed to maximize vegetative biomass, a key trait for lignocellulosic bioenergy production. But before sorghum can meet its full potential as a bioenergy crop, it will need to become more resistant to diseases that can reduce its ability to produce biomass. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.31.18University Research

The Career Pivot: It's Not Just for PeopleExternal link

Originally known solely for its work in high energy physics, SLAC pivoted its accelerator in 2009 to the LCLS, which looks at everything from living cells to chemical reactions. This December, the laser will go dark for two years to make way for its daunting successor—LCLS-II, which will be 10,000 times brighter. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.30.18University Research

Organizing Quantum Dots May Improve Consumer ElectronicsExternal link

Carnegie Mellon University Materials Science and Engineering Professor Michael Bockstaller and his team are working on ways for quantum dots, or nanoparticles created from a specific semiconductor, to self-assemble into organized patterns. The research may help improve the quality of image displays for electronic devices like televisions. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.30.18University Research

Internship Profile: Swati Narasimhan, Mechanical Engineering’19External link

University of Miami student Swati Narasimhan spent her summer as a research intern in the Battery Manufacturing Facility, working with the Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.30.18University Research

Higgs Particle's Favorite 'Daughter' Comes HomeExternal link

In experiments conducted at the Large Hadron Collider, a team including Princeton University researchers has identified a long-sought pathway by which the Higgs boson decays into two other particles, known as bottom quarks. Read MoreExternal linkage

08.29.18University Research

Unraveling Titanium Dioxide's Self-Cleaning AbilityExternal link

An international collaboration between the labs of Melissa Hines, professor of chemistry and chemical biology at Cornell University, and Ulrike Diebold, professor of surface science from the Technical University of Vienna, Austria, has come to the surprising conclusion that these self-cleaning surfaces are covered by one of the oldest known cleaning agents: simple vinegar. Read MoreExternal linkage

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