Clean Energy & Environment

One of the biggest challenges in today’s world is sustainably generating, converting, transporting, storing and using energy.

Areas of Expertise

  • Wind energy
  • Fuel cells, batteries, ultracapacitors, thermoelectrics, and other energy-conversion devices
  • Hybrid vehicle design and demonstration under intelligent control with real-time traffic feedback
  • Computational fluid dynamics of warm rain, coal combustion, and environmental-pollutant transport

Affiliated Research Centers

Key Faculty

Spotlight on Research

It’s Electric!

UD Prof. Koffi Pierre Yao earns $1 million grant to develop a better lithium ion battery.

Engineering Impact

UD students implement projects in Newark and the Philippines If you judged the organization by its title, you might expect the University of...

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

15 UD students, alumni earn support for future work

Making batteries safer, more efficient

Mechanical Engineering Professor Bingqing Wei leads team to curb formation of harmful dendrites in lithium metal batteries From smartphones to...

Fuels of the Future

Under its new moniker, UD’s Center for Fuel Cells and Batteries will be a hub of energy innovation Alternative fuels will power our future—and that...

Making Better Material for Fuel Cells

UD researchers make material to make fuel cells more durable, less expensive Take a ride on the University of Delaware’s Fuel Cell bus, and you see...

Membrane, Heal Thyself

Paper documents self-healing membrane for fuel cell applications Fuel cells, which offer a cleaner, more efficient alternative to the combustion of...

Building Better Batteries

Researchers report new approach to improving lithium-sulfur batteries Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are the power behind most modern portable...
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