Protecting Buildings From Earthquake Damage

Protecting Buildings From Earthquake Damage

Engineering professor studies effectiveness of retrofits to strengthen concrete structures The most recent major earthquake to hit the United States shook the ground around Anchorage, Alaska on Nov. 30, 2018. Jovan Tatar, an assistant professor of civil and...
Light Wakes Up Freshwater Bacteria

Light Wakes Up Freshwater Bacteria

Researchers find pond bacteria grows faster during the day, suggest a genetic explanation Some of the bacteria that live in ponds, lakes and other freshwater environments grow faster during the day, even though they don’t take in sunlight as an energy source,...
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...
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