SUBJECT: UD Research News
University of Delaware Research
  1. In the Spotlight
  2. News Briefs
  3. Coming Events
  4. Recent Award Recipients
  5. Funding Opportunities
  6. For Research Administrators
  7. OEIP Corner
In Fiscal Year 2017 More than 1,650 New Proposals Submitted by UD's Researchers
In the Spotlight

UD’s Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center, has invented a new process that could make forest and farm waste a cheaper, sustainable alternative to the petroleum used in manufacturing thousands of products.

A Sweeter Way to Make Green Products
Researchers invent process for extracting sugars from wood

The shampoo you washed your hair with this morning. The balloons for the party. Refrigerators and sunglasses, medicine and mosquito repellent, guitar strings and fishing lures. These—and thousands of other products we use every day—contain chemicals made from petroleum. But researchers at the University of Delaware can now offer manufacturers a much sweeter alternative to this fossil fuel.

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Students around the nation explore the frontiers of brain research at UD

As the undergraduate students participating in the Summer Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences packed their bags in 12 different states in preparation for their trip to UD, they knew they were embarking on a unique opportunity to explore the frontiers of brain research.

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Did you know: In FY 2017 UD Research Expenditures exceeded $143 million
News Briefs & Coming Events

Vernon Lecture: NASA's Jane Rigby, James Webb Space Telescope
7:30 p.m., Clayton Hall


Research Admin CHAT
(Participant Support Costs)
1:30–2:30 p.m.,
220 Alison Hall


Small Bore MRI Colloquium
(Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences)
4 p.m.,102 Colburn Lab


How to Prepare a
GUR Application
10–11:30 a.m.,
130 Hullihen Hall

Recent Award Recipients
Outstanding young investigators

Chemistry journal recognizes outstanding work of Rosenthal, Watson

Mary Ann McLane

UD Library receives NEH grant to continue digitizing historic newspapers

Dawn Elliot

Elliott elected president of Biomedical Engineering Society 

Valerie Earnshaw

Earnshaw wins NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award

Recently Funded Projects

Matrix Positivity Preservers, Schur Polynomials and Hankel Operators Dominique Guillot Simons Foundation $ 47,796
Research, Evaluation and Preservation of the Indian River Inlet Bridge Structure Health Monitoring System Michael Chajes Delaware Department of Transportation $ 70,951
Probing Novel Syntrophic Microbial Interactions Eleftherios Papoutsakis US Army Research Office $ 72,262
Job-Embedded Professional Development for High-Need Schools Chrystalla Mouza Delaware Department of Education $ 119,740
Lego Foundation Cross-Cultural Project Roberta Golinkoff The LEGO Foundation $ 150,189
INFEWS N/P/H2O: Supramolecular Recognition in the Biocatalytic Transformation of Organic Phosphorus-Containing Environmental Matrices Deb Jaisi National Science Foundation $ 155,109
Integration of Comprehensive Cancer Mutation and Expression-Associated Data with Cancer Biomarker Information from EDRN Vijay Shanker George Washington University / HHS $ 215,737
Novel Electrochemical Membrane Reactor For Synthesis of NH3 from Air and Water at Moderate Temperature and Low Pressure Yushan Yan Molecule Works Inc. $ 282,054
Understanding Molecular Driving Forces to Tailor Macromolecular Materials with Dual-Thermoresponsive Behavior Arthi Jayaraman National Science Foundation $ 396,765
Time Resolved Echelle Spectroscopy of Massive Stars at the SARA Observatory Veronique Petit National Science Foundation $ 417,398
Technology Testbed for Finding and Characterizing Long-Term Underwater Aircraft Wreckage Mark Moline Scripps Inst. of Oceanography / DOD $ 497,058
Secure Mobile Cloud Sensing Rui Zhang National Science Foundation $ 500,000
Smart Wearable Systems to Support and Measure Movement in Children With and Without Mobility Impairments Michele Lobo National Science Foundation $ 537,101
The Role of Stimulus Properties on Past Tense Acquisition in Children with SLI Amanda Van Horne National Institutes of Health $ 538,791
Stochastic Hybrid Systems Approach to Uncovering Cell-Size Control Mechanisms Abhyudai Singh National Institutes of Health $ 675,003
A Comprehensive System for 3D Augmented Reality with Fusion on Radar, IR, Color, Depth and Classification of Hidden Target Objects Chandra Kambhamettu US Army Research Office $ 954,492
Selenoproteins in the ER-Associated Protein Degradation Pathway Sharon Rozovsky National Institutes of Health $ 989,469
Defining and Optimizing Societal Objectives for the Earthquake Risk Management of Critical Infrastructure Rachel Davidson National Science Foundation $ 1,041,501
An Experimental and Analytical Framework for Genome to Phenome Connections in Viruses of Microbes Eric Wommack National Science Foundation $ 5,999,131
Listing of 2017 Funded Projects
Funding Opportunities

National Oceanographic
Partnership Program (NOPP)

$3,500,000 | Deadline: October 16, 2017

Humanities Connections

$100,000 | Deadline: October 17, 2017

Industry-University Cooperative
Research Centers Program (IUCRC)

$200,000 | Preliminary Deadline: October 18, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline: December 20, 2017

Environmental Sustainability

Average $300,000 | Deadline: October 20, 2017

Communication and Dissemination Research

$1,500,000 | LOI Deadline: October 31, 2017
Full Proposal Deadline: February 6, 2017

Understanding and Modifying Temporal Dynamics of Coordinated Neural Activity (R21)

$275,000 | Deadline: November 8, 2017

For Research AdministratorsResearch Training Moves Online
The Research Office is happy to announce the release of four online training modules for the fall. These trainings (GUR, UDRF, UDRF-SI and UD As A Sponsor) are just the first of many future on-demand style research training opportunities. These trainings can be found in ConnectingU under the ‘Research’ tab. Please check back frequently with ConnectingU and the Research Office website, as more offerings continue to be added.


Think you have an invention?
If so, UD’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO) would like to talk with you! The process begins by filling out and submitting an Invention Disclosure Form available at

Upon receipt, the TTO will assign a case number and arrange for you to meet with the IP Commercialization Committee, composed of experienced legal, business and technical professionals, to discuss your invention and strategies for commercialization. We look forward to talking with you!

Please contact Brad Yops at (302) 831-0147 or for any intellectual property or commercialization related questions.


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