College of Engineering & Physical Sciences

Rocket launches into the green Northern Lights.

Research Snapshot: Northern Lights

On a recent night above the Arctic circle in Norway, two rockets carrying equipment designed and built by UNH students and researchers streaked across the sky, cutting through the vivid green aurora — more commonly known as the Northern Lights. These skyward sensations are created when charged... Read More

Recent Stories

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    - A More Reliable Algorithm
    In the ever-expanding world of machine learning, there have been positive breakthroughs in reinforcement learning, a computer-based method focused on rewarding desired behaviors... Read More
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    - UNH Researchers to Help Identify Barriers of Manufacturing in Space
    Imagine being tens or even hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth and needing a specific part vital for a space endeavor. Now imagine instead of having to return to Earth or... Read More
  • Researcher Harish Vashisth stands with arms crossed in darkened hallway
    - Repurposing Drug Compound Could Slow COVID Spread
    Krisztina Varga, associate Professor of Molecular, cellular and Biomedical Sciences. Photo by Jeremy Gasowski.With the end of the pandemic seemingly nowhere in sight, scientists... Read More
  • Raising the Bar
    - Raising the Bar
    The University of New Hampshire, recognized last year as a top producer of Gilman scholars in the country by the U.S. State Department as part of the 20th anniversary of the... Read More
  • Solar flare bursts away from the surface of the sun.
    - Searching for Answers
    UNH will receive $906,055 from NSF ANSWERS to build on its existing strengths in space weather research and education. Read More
  • Suburban yard with some cut grass and some left long
    - How Low Can You Mow?
    Not a fan of mowing the lawn? Good news: Cutting the grass less may be better for the environment. Trimming the number of times you run the mower around the yard, known as “low... Read More
  • Rockin' Out in the Electronics Lab
    - Rockin' Out in the Electronics Lab
    Matt DiBiase '22, an electrical engineering student, discusses how he took his passion for playing guitar and turned it into his senior design capstone project by designing and... Read More
  • Celebrating the Class of 2022
    - Celebrating the Class of 2022
    UNH celebrated the Durham undergraduate Class of 2022 at commencement festivities on campus May 21 and 22, sending the graduates off with four ceremonies on Memorial Field between... Read More
  • Wide angle shot of engineers measuring beach
    - Building Momentum for the Blue Economy
    When it comes to the economy, the ocean is a major player — from tourism to energy, seafood to shipping, the world’s marine-related assets tally up to trillions of dollars. But... Read More
  • Image of a New England downtown
    - Working for Change
    In 2015, a county agent for UNH Extension started paying closer attention to Franklin, New Hampshire, a small city situated 20 miles north of Concord. Nestled at the intersection... Read More