University Research

05.26.17University Research

Yearlong Survey Tracks the Microbiome of a Newly Opened HospitalExternal link

A 12-month study mapping bacterial diversity within a hospital — with a focus on the flow of microbes between patients, staff and surfaces — should help hospitals worldwide better understand how to encourage beneficial microbial interactions and decrease potentially harmful contact. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.26.17University Research

Two Simple Building Blocks Produce Complex 3-D MaterialExternal link

Northwestern University scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.25.17University Research

IU Grad Student Earns Department of Energy Award to Advance Research on High-Energy PhysicsExternal link

Jacob Christopher Zettlemoyer of the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Physics will pursue experimental research on high-energy physics with support from the grant at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.25.17University Research

Christine James Selected for U.S. DOE Graduate Student Research AwardExternal link

A PhD student in chemical engineering and materials science at Michigan State University will spend the summer accessing the supercomputing resources of Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque after being chosen for a select national honor from the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE). Read MoreExternal linkage

05.25.17University Research

Modifying Cell Wall Can Increase Bacterial LipidsExternal link

Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) assistant scientist Kim Lemmer and a team of collaborators focus on the microbes, reporting on a novel way to increase lipid production in bacteria. The finding could help make microbial lipids a viable alternative to petroleum-derived fuels and chemicals. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.23.17University Research

Discovery of an Alga’s ‘Dictionary of Genes’ Could Lead to Advances in Biofuels and MedicineExternal link

Plant biologists and biochemists from UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco have produced a gold mine of data by sequencing the genome of a green alga called Chromochloris zofingiensis. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.23.17University Research

Triple Play Boosting Value of Renewable Fuel Could Tip Market in Favor of BiomassExternal link

UW–Madison researchers and collaborators have developed a new “green” technology for converting non-edible biomass into three high-value chemicals that are the basis for products traditionally made from petroleum. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.22.17University Research

Ames Laboratory Celebrates 70 Years of Science and Discovery on Iowa State’s CampusExternal link

The U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory is celebrating 70 years on the Iowa State University campus. The close university-laboratory ties have helped recruit researchers, educate students, build research teams and make scientific discoveries possible. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.22.17University Research

Stanford Scientists Use Nanotechnology to Boost the Performance of a Key Industrial CatalystExternal link

The discovery focuses on an industrial catalyst known as cerium oxide, or ceria, a spongy material commonly used in catalytic converters, self-cleaning ovens and various green-energy applications, such as fuel cells and solar water splitters. Read MoreExternal linkage

05.18.17University Research

Electroplating Delivers High-Energy, High-Power BatteriesExternal link

Researchers at the University of Illinois, Xerion Advanced Battery Corporation and Nanjing University in China developed a method for electroplating lithium-ion battery cathodes, yielding high-quality, high-performance battery materials that could also open the door to flexible and solid-state batteries. Read MoreExternal linkage

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