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Innovation @ UMD

June 6
UMD Researcher Develops Digital Preschool Curriculum to Improve Early Childhood Learning
Developed by UMD researchers, former teachers, and graduate students, “Children Study Their World” is a collaboration with Maryland State Department of Education, Smithsonian
May 30
Transgenic Fungus Rapidly Killed Malaria Mosquitoes in West African Study
Technology developed at the University of Maryland could safely reduce malaria mosquito populations, including insecticide-resistant strains 
  A calorimeters used in latest cold fusion work.  (Photo courtesy: C Berlinguette  et al/Nature) May 28
Scientists Revisit the Cold Case of Cold Fusion
Four academic laboratories partner with Google to explore how materials science can help make fusion more accessible 
May 16
UMD ‘Hyperdimensional’ AI Might Lead to Major League Improvements in Robotic Abilities
Work by UMD computer scientists offers a way to radically enhance the ability of AI to translate sensory input into robotic movement. 
New UMD & ARL battery in a small button-sized version typically used as a test vehicle in research labs. May 9
Reversible Chemistry Clears Path for Safer Batteries
UMD and ARL scientists latest advance in their water-based battery yields outstanding performance 
April 25
UMD Researchers Kill Foodborne Bacteria with Electrified Air
UMD plasma-based technology could provide simple process for destroying bacteria on the surface of fruits and vegetables  
April 22
UMD Announces Landmark Grants for Sustainability Fund Projects
The University Sustainability Fund provides the UMD community grants to boost sustainability 
April 17
UMD Engineers Create Fresh Route to Fresh Water
Clark School researchers have created a successful prototype of a critical component for affordable small-scale desalination technology
April 17
Two University of Maryland Scholars Named 2019 Guggenheim Fellows
 Computer scientist Mohammad Hajiaghayi and author and English faculty Gerard Passannante awarded fellowships on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise. 
April 16
University of Maryland Launches Center for Machine Learning
An inaugural partner in the center is financial and technology leader Capital One 
March 25
UMD Researchers’ Wood-based Technology Creates Electricity from Heat
March 11
New UMD Microscopy Method Could Improve LASIK Surgery
University of Maryland bioengineers pave the way for direct determination of visual acuity with new technique for precise measurement of light’s refraction in the eyes 
YuHuang Wang and Min Ouyang with automatically regulating radiant heat fabric February 7
Scientists Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions
University of Maryland researchers have created a fabric that dynamically regulates heat passing through it.
January 30
Machine Learning Finds Multiple Factors Underlie Cancer Immunotherapy Success
UMD computer scientist leads work to better ID which cancer patients will benefit from immunothehorapy
January 24
New UMD 3D Nanoprinting Strategy Opens Pipeline to Revolution in Medicine, Robotics
UMD engineers advance “microfluidic circuits” by printing smallest-known 3D one-way fluid valve