University Research

10.19.18University Research

Graduate Student Glad Dlott Receives Award to Study Soil Microbes at National LabExternal link

Glade Dlott, a graduate student in the Peay lab at Stanford University, is taking a closer look at soil microbe behavior and interactions. In support of this research, he has received a 2018 Office of Science Graduate Student Research award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Read MoreExternal linkage

10.19.18University Research

New Fuel Cell Concept Brings Biological Design to Better Electricity GenerationExternal link

A University of Wisconsin–Madison team has designed a fuel cell using cheaper materials and an organic compound that shuttles electrons and protons. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.18.18University Research

Revolutionary Ultra-thin “Meta-lens” Enables Full-color ImagingExternal link

Flat, micron-thick lens offers performance comparable to top-of-the-line compound lens systems; could drastically reduce the size and weight of any optical instruments used for imaging, including cameras, microscopes, telescopes, and eyeglasses. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.18.18University Research

Loitering in the Atmosphere: Wildfire Aerosols Linger Longer Than ExpectedExternal link

Light-absorbing brown carbon aerosols, emitted by wildfires, remain longer in the atmosphere than expected, which could have implications for climate predictions. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.18.18University Research

Researchers Find Value in Unusual Type of Plant MaterialExternal link

UW-Madison scientists have shown that a recently-discovered variety of lignin, catechyl lignin (C-lignin), has attributes that could make it well-suited as the starting point for a range of bioproducts. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.17.18University Research

Could Bacteria Fuel the Future?External link

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, the Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, a three-year, $1.5 million grant to study the production of clostridium bacteria as platforms for biofuels. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.17.18University Research

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Could Increase Computer Speed, MemoryExternal link

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) possess optical properties that could be used to make computers run a million times faster and store information a million times more energy-efficiently, according to a study led by Georgia State University. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.17.18University Research

Grad Students Earn Prestigious DOE Research Awards, FundingExternal link

Two Buckeye engineers are among only 47 graduate students nationwide chosen to receive highly competitive Department of Energy (DOE) research awards. Materials science and engineering (MSE) PhD students Cory Myers and Chris Kovacs each earned DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research award. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.16.18University Research

Nuclear Engineering Program Collaborating in Energy Frontier Research CenterExternal link

The Ohio State University is a collaborator on a new U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). A cohort of 42 new and renewed centers announced in June 2018 have been established to accelerate the scientific breakthroughs needed to strengthen U.S. economic leadership and energy security. Read MoreExternal linkage

10.16.18University Research

How Some Algae May Survive Climate ChangeExternal link

Green algae that evolved to tolerate hostile and fluctuating conditions in salt marshes and inland salt flats are expected to survive climate change, thanks to hardy genes they stole from bacteria, according to a Rutgers-led study. Read MoreExternal linkage

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