University of Delaware
delware environmental institute

About Us


The mission of DENIN is to conduct research and coordinate partnerships that integrate environmental science, engineering, and policy in order to provide solutions and strategies that address environmental challenges.


The institute fosters a culture of scholarship that leverages the combined talents of our affiliates and fellows and adds value to environmental research, education, and outreach efforts through collaborative working groups, joint proposal development, and project resource coordination.

The Institute's goals are to
• Initiate interdisciplinary research projects;
• Support interdisciplinary academic programs;
• Forge partnerships among government agencies, nonprofits, industry, policymakers, and the public; and
• Coordinate and sponsor signature events and programs that provide opportunities for interdisciplinary interaction.


Our vision is to develop an internationally recognized community of faculty, staff, and students in environmental science, engineering, social science and policy, supported by state-of-the-art facilities and an effective management process, who can compete successfully for interdisciplinary grants, provide research-based educational opportunities, promote economic development, and contribute to the environmental health of the state, the region, and the world.