Frugal Science

Frugal Science

UD researchers develop low-cost method to decontaminate personal protective equipment As the weather turns cooler and people move activities indoors, the number of new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases being reported in the United States is rising. This mirrors COVID-19...
New 3D Printing Technology May Revolutionize the Composites Industry

New 3D Printing Technology May Revolutionize the Composites Industry

Engineers achieve 3D printing of continuous carbon fiber and thermosetting polymer What do airplanes, bridges, and wind turbines have in common? They can all be made from lightweight, strong, composite materials made of polymers reinforced with strong carbon fibers....
Taking Aim at Plastic Waste

Taking Aim at Plastic Waste

UD wins federal grant to establish Center for Plastics Innovation Every year millions of tons of plastic bottles, coffee cups, grocery bags and other waste enter our environment, from landfills to vast garbage patches in the ocean. These plastics can persist for...
Tiny Technology Cleans Dirty Water

Tiny Technology Cleans Dirty Water

Professors, alumnus develop method to destroy explosives in wastewater An activated carbon filter — found in many household filtration systems—can purify your drinking water, but it’s no match for wastewater that contains military-grade explosives. To clean wastewater...
Expanding Horizons for Shear-Thickening Fluid

Expanding Horizons for Shear-Thickening Fluid

UD technology feeds new athletic wear, flies outside International Space Station It expands, it contracts, it gets stronger, it lets up — it reacts to changing conditions in formidable and comfortable ways. And the adventures of shear-thickening fluid, invented by...