It is with real pleasure that I welcome you to the Council of the Environment of the University of Maryland. Our University has tremendous breadth and depth in environmental and earth system science and, as a land grant university, is committed to bringing those resources to support the work of local communities and government, and to promote economic development in the State. Our strengths spread across a wide spectrum of academic fields such as anthropology, agriculture, architecture, climate and earth science, ecology, economics, energy, engineering for sustainable infrastructure, public health, public policy, sociology, and transportation. The Council will work to integrate this diversity of effort and to develop new opportunities. The public and private sectors in the State are also deeply engaged in environmental issues, to which they too bring great strengths. The Council will build new partnerships to connect these efforts with the University. As Chair, I am excited at the...
Eric Wachsman is the University of Maryland Energy Research Center's first director. Wachsman spearheaded the creation of the Florida Institute for Sustainable Energy at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla. He received a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to coming to the University of Florida, Wachsman rose through the ranks from post-doctorate to senior scientist at SRI International. Wachsman has focused his career on developing advanced, efficient, energy conversion devices and technologies. His research is on ionic transport in solids and the heterogeneous electrocatalysis at their surface. This research includes the development of solid oxide fuel cells, gas separation membranes, solid-state gas sensors, the electrocatalytic conversion of CH4, and the post-combustion reduction of NOx using advanced ion conducting materials.
Call for Applications: PSE Graduate Student Research and Travel Grants March 07, 2014 Friday, 7 March 2014 The Program for Society and the Environment at the University of Maryland is inviting applications for graduate student research and travel grants. Students studying
UMD Students Help Revitalize Eastern Shore Community February 28, 2014 COLLEGE PARK, Md. – This semester, 58 graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland's architecture program are closely collaborating with the residents of Salisbury,
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UMD Recognized for Excellence, Value, Global Reputation March 07, 2014 The University of Maryland has been recognized twice this month for its excellence, value and global reputation, by Kiplinger's and Times Higher Education.
Lockheed Martin, UMD Partner on Quantum Computing March 05, 2014 Lockheed Martin and UMD are partnering to develop an integrated quantum computing platform that has the potential to enhance fields ranging from drug discovery and communications to logistics.
Students Assist with Births in "Lamb Watch" Course March 05, 2014 A UMD course offered every spring semester popularly known as "Lamb Watch" teaches animal science students the pre- and post-natal care of ewes and lambs.
Study Links Abuser Arrests to Early Death in Victims March 04, 2014 Researchers found that domestic violence victims whose partners were arrested on misdemeanor charges were 64 percent more likely to have died early.
Over demanding market affects fisheries more than climate change March 07, 2014 Fisheries that rely on short life species, such as shrimp or sardine, have been more affected by climate change, because this phenomenon affects chlorophyll production, which is vital for
Promising news for producing fuels through artificial photosynthesis March 07, 2014 There's promising news from the front on efforts to produce fuels through artificial photosynthesis. A new study shows that nearly 90 percent of the electrons generated by a hybrid material