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Results:  Latest Research Articles

Wood Windows are Cooler than Glass
A study by engineers at the University of Maryland shows that natural microstructures in transparent wood are the key to lighting & insulation advantages.  August 16, 2016  More »

UMD Leads Development of Safer Water-in-Salt Electrolyte Lithium Battery
University of Maryland and US Army Research Lab researchers are spearheading a collaboration to develop a safer and less-costly lithium battery.  August 9, 2016  More »

The Blue Whirl: Clark School Research in the News
A team of researchers in the A. James Clark School of Engineering say their discovery of a type of fire tornado they call a blue whirl could lead to beneficial new approaches in reduced carbon emissions and improved oil spill cleanup.  August 8, 2016  More »

Tiny Diamonds Could Enable Huge Advances in Nanotechnology
UMD researchers develop a new method for pairing nanoscale diamonds with other nanomaterials  June 14, 2016  More »

Clark School’s Amazing Transparent Wood Featured in New York Times
Look Through Wood, No X-Ray Vision Required  May 13, 2016  More »

More Salt, More Power: UMD, ARL Researchers Building Better Batteries
A team of researchers at UMD, ARL, and colleagues have developed a battery that is at once safer, cheaper, more environmentally friendly, and more powerful - by adding a pinch of salt.  May 11, 2016  More »

A View Through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications
Transparent wood made at UMD could create new windows, cars and solar panels  May 5, 2016  More »

Ingenious method enables sharper flat-panel displays at lower energy costs
UMD-headquartered project uses nanoslits to control light  April 26, 2016  More »

NEES project shows hybrid battery/capacitor with off-the-charts cycling capacity

Manganese oxide-coated nanowires in gel provide steady, ready power  April 20, 2016  More »

Scientists blend coinage metals to obtain alloys better than gold
Scientists at the University of Maryland (UMD) have developed a novel method for altering the light reflected or absorbed by a material by match-making combinations of gold, silver, and copper into various mixtures of metals, or alloys.  April 20, 2016  More »