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ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science & Engineering Award

Aug. 26, 2016--Joshua Condon, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, recently won a best poster award from the American Chemical Society Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering. The poster, “Molecular Simulation Studies of Phase Transitions in Diblock Polymer Conjugates of Elastin-Like Peptides and Collagen Mimicking Peptide Triple Helices,” was co-authored by doctoral student Tyler Martin and assistant professor Arthi Jayaraman. The award was presented at the 2016 ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia on Aug. 24.

SEPT. 1: ACS WEBINAR: Wagner to present on use of shear thickening fluids in protective equipment

Aug. 26, 2016--Norman Wagner, Unidel Robert L. Pigford Chaired Professor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will deliver an American Chemical Society webinar, "Future Protective Materials for First Responders, Football Players, and Astronauts: Shear Thickening Fluids," on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 2-3 p.m.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING HONORS: Papoutsakis receives Murphree Award from American Chemical Society

Aug. 23, 2016--Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won the E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. The award is sponsored by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company. Papoutsakis has made significant contributions in the areas of cell culture engineering, metabolic engineering, genetics and genomics, and cell stem- and T-cell bioengineering.

SUPPORTING RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS: 6 new projects funded through Delaware Bioscience CAT program

Aug. 3, 2016--The Bioscience CAT grants synergize efforts between the academic and industrial bioscience research communities to address the technology innovation gap and promote economic development in Delaware. Projects involve partnerships among principal investigators at Delaware’s academic or research institutions and scientists from Delaware companies.

POLYMER 'PENS': Epps, DuPont receive NSF funding to develop new approach to manufacture nanostructured arrays

Jun. 14, 2016--The University of Delaware’s Thomas H. Epps, III, and a collaborator Kai Qi from DuPont Performance Materials have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate a new approach to the challenge of manufacturing small-scale structures that are cheaper, lighter and defect-free. Applications for the work range from generating master templates for digital information storage devices to developing patterns for portable biosensing arrays that could screen and treat a wide array of diseases.

EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENTS: Students honored for dissertations, prof for exceptional mentoring

Jun. 2, 2016--As the University of Delaware recognized more than 160 students who completed their doctoral studies at the Doctoral Hooding Convocation held May 27 on The Green, top prizes went to six students and one faculty member for exceptional achievements. UDaily provides this collection of Provost Domenico Grasso's remarks on each prize winner...

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