Students in Action
Did you know that microbiologists and engineers have been working for several years to harvest plastics from bacteria in wastewater sludge? Now Xiangmin Liang, a UD Ph.D. student and DENIN Environmental Fellow, is trying to make the plastics stronger.
- Rucha Wani, DENIN Environmental Scholar, Researching Carbon Storage in Permafrost
- Kyra Han Kyul Kim, Beach Chemist
- Maggie Capooci, Champion of Tidal Salt Marshes
- Alma Vázquez-Lule, Advocate for Coastal Wetlands
- Eric Moore, Grappling with Invasive Plants in Urban Forests
The DENIN Network in the News
One of the grand challenges facing the planet now and into the future is ensuring the availability of enough clean water to sustain humans and ecosystems across the globe. So, when UD’s Office of Graduate and Professional Education solicited proposals from faculty on ways to engage graduate students in addressing grand challenges, water sustainability seemed like a strong choice. The first symposium — the Human and Climate Series I: Dynamic Hydrology from Land to Sea — will bring together students and professors from across campus, as well as outside speakers, for networking, presenting and collaborative research opportunities. It will focus on the sea, coastal vulnerability and other challenges in the interface between the land and waterways.
Faculty Cluster Hire
An interdisciplinary team of faculty from five University of Delaware colleges will be conducting a Coastal Water Security cluster hire focused on water quality, toxicological assessment and restoration of contaminated environments, and impacts on human and ecosystem health arising from increased stressors in the coastal environment. To learn more, click link above.