Research Area: Engineering & Physical Sciences

UNH Research Digest ‒ February 2015

The UNH Research Digest collects research news stories from across the University and provides brief summaries that showcase the breadth and depth of our research, scholarly activity, and artistic endeavors.

Preview a few of February’s stories below. Find the rest of the February Digest articles at the UNH Research Office web site: http://www.unh.edu/research/unh-research-digest.

 

A Discussion of Advanced Wireless Broadband Standards

Leading Wireless Expert to Head Discussion of Advanced Wireless Broadband Standards

Dr. Apurva Mody, a world renowned expert on wireless technology, will present the latest information on advanced wireless broadband standards.

Research Profiles

Personal glimpses of outstanding UNH researchers and scholars
 

Agriculture & Biosciences

Tom Laue                               Developing New Tools to Study Macromolecules

Seeking Trial Participants for New System to Treat Drinking Water Disinfectant By-Products

Disinfecting drinking water is an absolute must, but what can be done about the harmful trihalomethanes (THMs) by-products?

UNHInnovation: A Busy Start to 2014!

It’s been a cold and snowy 2014 so far, students have returned for the spring semester, and UNHInnovation (UNHI) is excited about its line-up of activities over the next few months.

“If you feed them, they will come” – James Earl Jones

As the title suggests, that was my hopeful outcome from hosting numerous pizza lunches for CEPS graduate students in various departments over the last month. My objective was to make graduate students aware of our office, the services and resources that we provide, and to stress that we’re not here just to serve the faculty and staff – we want to work with graduate students too!

RESEARCH PROFILE: Erin Bell, Bridge Doctor

Erin Bell, associate professor of civil engineering, works to develop the tools needed to monitor the “health” of bridges. Learn more about her work, which includes using information collected through structural health monitoring and intelligent transportation systems to create a model updating program for highway bridge decision-making and management, in this Research Profile: Erin Bell, Bridge Doctor.

UNH’s Latest Startup Company Commercializes Anti-Fatigue Hydrogel

DURHAM, N.H. – Research from the University of New Hampshire’s chemistry department has resulted in an exclusive license agreement for an anti-fatigue hydrogel between the university and Wakup, Inc., UNH’s sixth startup company.

Publish and Patent? You CAN Do Both

I review many of the published research or research-focused press releases and news articles coming from UNH. As a publicly funded state institution, I recognize that publishing research and disseminating information is not only the faculty’s highest concerns, but also UNH’s top priority. However, commercializing UNH’s innovations is an integral part of the University’s long-term mission. 

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