In response to COVID-19, researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering are working tirelessly to create solutions and pool resources in efforts to minimize the spread of the disease, provide critical aid to health care workers and their patients, monitor the impact of social distancing and travel restrictions, and more.
A team led by UMD engineers has received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to accelerate sustainable shellfish aquaculture in the United States. The team, led by Professor Miao Yu, will develop novel technologies and a sustainable management framework to help farmers tap the economic potential and environmental benefits of shellfish aquaculture.

Two Clark School faculty members have been named Finalists of the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists by the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences. Mohammad Hafezi and Liangbing (Bing) Hu are among 31 of the nation’s rising stars in science who will compete for three Blavatnik National Laureate Awards; they are two of 11 Finalists in Physical Sciences & Engineering.

Chenfeng Xiong, who holds a joint appointment with the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Center for Shock, Trauma, and Anesthesiology Research, is building a platform that can pull together real-time crash data, along with data about weather, road conditions, and the vehicles involved, and enable emergency personnel to make quicker, more accurate determinations about the crash severity, the equipment and type of care needed, and the likelihood of critical injuries.