Beth Potier

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  • Microscope image of droplets of antifreeze

    Research Snapshot: Nature’s Antifreeze

    A close-up view of a new polymer that looks to nature to replicate antifreeze properties.
  • All blue room with acoustic pyramid-shaped foam

    Research Snapshot: Eerie Quiet

    Stanley Ellis, a research engineer with UNH’s Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space, tests a detector inside Morse Hall’s anechoic chamber, a room lined with pyramid-shaped material...
  • Autonomous boat under a dramatic sunrise

    Research Snapshot: ASV BEN

    In June, UNH’s Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center’s autonomous surface vehicle Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator — ASV BEN — traveled Lake Huron, where it mapped the...
  • Close-up of McGregor EMS jacket with student working in background

    Jump Seat to History

    34 student volunteers helped power McGregor Memorial EMS, the primary ambulance service for Durham, UNH, Madbury and Lee, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only did the student-volunteers, who...
  • Pomp and Pandemic

    Pomp and Pandemic

    UNH leaders hooded New Hampshire public health leader Beth Daly '02, who received a DrPH from University of North Carolina, in a remote ceremony on campus.
  • Map of Missouri with deer's track overlaid

    The Buck Stops Where?

    UNH research recorded an adult male white-tailed deer who traveled a record 300 kilometers.
  • Graphic describing USafeHS app

    An App for Violence Prevention

    With new NSF funding, UNH's Prevention Innovations Research Center will launch and pilot a new violence prevention and safety app targeted to high school students and administrators.
  • Logo with leaves and words "White Oak New England Certified" are branded on piece of wood

    Local Barrels for Local Spirits

    UNH has received a first-of-its-kind registered certification mark for New England-sourced white oak to be used in barrels for beer and spirits.
  • Image of neurons lit up on dark background

    Brain Monitor

    With a new National Institutes of Health grant, UNH researchers Edward Song and Arturo Andrade will conduct research on the neurotransmitter glutamate that will contribute to our understanding of...
  • Headshot of professor Serita Frey

    Soil Synthesis

    Serita Frey, Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Drone image of research tower in forest in autumn

    Excellence in Citations

    Forty-one current and emeritus UNH researchers are among the world's 100,000 most cited, according to a new study.
  • Growing More Than Algae

    Growing More Than Algae

    Fertilizer pollution can have ripple effects in the food webs of streams and rivers, new research from UNH and other institutions finds.
  • Close-up of clams

    Not Clamming Up

    A recent paper by a team of UNH researchers sheds new light on how apoptosis, a form of programmed cell death, evolved in invertebrates.
  • Headshot of psychology professor Jack Mayer

    Overconfident, Underwhelming

    New research finds less confident people have higher personal intelligence.
  • Physics professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein stands against a chalkboard with arms crossed.

    A Force in Physics

    Nature magazine has selected assistant professor of physics Chanda Prescod-Weinstein to its "Nature's 10" list of 10 people who helped shape science in 2020.
  • Headshot of researcher Serita Frey, wearing a dark t-shirt and a necklace

    Frey Fellow

    AAAS has recognized UNH professor of natural resources and the environment Serita Frey as a fellow.
  • Overhead shot of manufacturing training center at UNH

    Cybersecure Manufacturing

    UNH is a member of the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute, or CyManII, joining dozens of other leading research institutions in keeping manufacturing data secure.
  • Bill McDowell and Larry Mayer

    Geophysical Fellows

    Professors Larry Mayer and Bill McDowell have been named fellows of the American Geophysical Union.
  • Birx Visit

    Birx Visit

    Dr. Deborah Birx, U.S. coronavirus response coordinator, visited UNH's state-of-the-art COVID-19 test lab.
  •  Excellence, Times Two

    Excellence, Times Two

    Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, assistant professor of physics and core faculty in women’s and gender studies at UNH, has received the American Physical Society’s (APS) Edward A. Bouchet Award. The award...
  • A Research Record

    A Research Record

    UNH closed FY20 with a record-breaking $129 million in new grants and contracts for research.
  • Creating a Workforce

    Creating a Workforce

    UNH will engage middle and high school teachers and students in Manchester, Nashua, Portsmouth, Dover and Barrington as well as Lawrence, Mass., to develop a pipeline to support the state’s...
  • Simone Chapman stands at the beach

    Environmental Justice

    Simone Chapman ’20G, a master’s student in environmental conservation at UNH, has received a Science Policy Fellowship from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences,...
  • Aerial imge of University of New Hampshire campus

    Improving STEM Education

    UNH will lead a master teacher program to support STEM education in Manchester, Nashua and Rochester schools.
  • Satellite-image-of-2019-wildfires-in-Amazon

    Smoke on the Water

    UNH researchers will study Amazonia's wildfire history from thousands of years ago to understand how fire might affect the region in the future.
  • Lumpfish in water

    Fisheries Funding

    With new NOAA grants, UNH marine research aims to bring better, more sustainable seafood to the table.
  • Mind the (Data) Gaps

    Mind the (Data) Gaps

    Gaps in available data impede our understanding of heavy metals in Alaskan soils that can harm human health, a team of UNH researchers have found.
  • Professional Honor

    Professional Honor

    Director of research development Kathy Cataneo received an award from the National Organization of Research Professionals.
  • Portrait of marine researcher Jennifer Miksis-Olds with ocean in background

    Sage of the Sea

    To celebrate World Oceans Day June 8, Jennifer Miksis-Olds will participate in an ocean-themed quiz bowl against high school champions.
  • Vine full of kiwiberries

    Fingerprinting Kiwiberries

    A new partnership between UNH and Hartmann's Plant Company in Michigan aims to ensure that every bite of a kiwiberry is as delicious as the next one, a level of product control essential to growing...
  • Political science professor Jeannie Sowers headshot

    Energy-Health Nexus

    Jeannie Sowers will study the health impacts of infrastructure destruction in the Middle East.
  • Enhancing Teaching

    Enhancing Teaching

    The American Physiological Society selected Patricia Halpin, associate professor of biological science and biotechnology at UNH Manchester, to receive its Teaching Career Enhancement Award.
  • Scientific illustration of protease inhibitor

    COVID Collaboration

    UNH has launched six new interdisciplinary research projects aimed at addressing the challenges of coronavirus.
  • SPARK 2020

    Editor’s Note

    Welcome to SPARK, UNH’s annual review of research and scholarship
  • Amy Michael

    Warming a Cold Case

    UNH anthropologist helps identify century-old remains
  • Will Clyde and Anthony Fuentes ’19G

    Fossil Frenzy

    Paleontologists assist in “game-changing” fossil find
  • President Dean

    Insider Wisdom

    UNH president decodes academia for business people
  • Shannon Rogers

    Paths to Prosperity

    Cooperative Extension connects towns with their “nature economies”
  • Dam

    Dam Dilemma

    Majority in N.H. favor removing dams unless they’re providing power
  • headshot of history professory Michael Leese

    NEH Award to Michael Leese

    Michael Leese, assistant professor of history, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend award to work on his second book, which will focus on the role of institutions in...
  • Printing Protection

    Printing Protection

    UNH's 3D printers are contributing to the COVID-19 effort by printing parts for medical face shields. Photo by Heather MacNeill.
  • Marian McCord

    Poised to Take Great Leaps

    MARIAN MCCORD, UNH’s new senior vice provost for research, economic engagement and outreach, describes herself as a “firm supporter and fan of” the mission of land-grant universities. “Universities...
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  • UNH Provost Wayne Jones

    Provost of Invention

    UNH provost Wayne Jones — also an inorganic chemist, materials scientist and patent-holder — has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
  • Close-up image of North American carpenter bee on black background

    What’s the Buzz?

    A new study looks at the "almost-social" North American carpenter bee to better understand how honeybees evolved such complex social lives.
  • Anthropologist Amy Michael and law enforcement officers at the entrance to the cave where Joseph Henry Loveless's body was found

    Warming a Cold Case

    UNH anthropology lecturer Amy Michael helped crack a cold case of more than a century, identifying the remains of outlaw Joseph Henry Loveless in Idaho.

    Eyes on the XPRIZE

    Today, less than 10 percent of the world’s oceans have been mapped to high resolution. But efforts to map the remaining 90 percent could happen more quickly than previously expected, thanks in part...
  • GLIMR infographic


    In August, UNH received from NASA its largest-ever single research contract: $107.9 million to develop a space-based instrument to study coastal ecosystems near the Gulf of Mexico. Led by research...
  • Highly Cited

    Highly Cited

    Two UNH faculty members — professor of sociology David Finkelhor and professor of natural resources Serita Frey — are among the Web of Science Group’s 2019 Highly Cited Researchers. 
  • Two male paleontologists collect rocks on a dusty hillside

    Fossil Bonanza

    UNH researchers contributed to a major study that shows how life on Earth rebounded after an asteroid wiped out dinosaurs 66 million years ago.
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