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Innovation @ UMD

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  
DNA illustration. Image Credit DennisM2 January 9
UMD Gets First-Ever ‘New Innovator in Food and Agriculture Research Award’
With “New Innovator” award, UMD researcher’s recent crop editing grants total more than $1 million 
Close-up photo of an ion trap. Credit: S. Debnath and E. Edwards/JQI December 20
National Quantum Initiative Becomes Law
 National act with UMD fingerprints provides more than $1.2 billion in funding for U.S. quantum technology R&D
December 11
Research Citations Show Academic and Non-Academic Researchers Win When They Collaborate
New analysis makes case for 'Twin Win' research to create breakthrough research & solutions to real human problems
November 7
UMD Releases First of Seven New Apples Bred for Maryland Growers
New UMD patented apple varieties could improve yields, growing efficiency, and profitability for farmers in Mid-Atlantic and Appalachian regions