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Centers & Auxiliary Units


The Advanced Quantum Sensing (AQS) Center is a DoD Center of Excellence led by DSU researchers who conduct innovative quantum sensing research to deliver improved position, navigation and timing capabilities in DoD applications. The AQS center offers students a quality quantum science-related, higher-education program at DSU and aims to increase and diversify the U.S. quantum workforce. 

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Applied Mathematics Research Center

The Applied Mathematics Research Center (AMRC) was initially funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) in 2003. AMRC is designed to create a research environment where multidisciplinary groups work together to solve applied mathematics problems in military and other areas.

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Delaware Nucleotide Analysis (DNA) Core Center supports high throughput DNA sequencing and genomics research using the state-of-the-art equipment.  The core was established for DSU faculty, staff, students, and external clients in their research and to provide the DNA sequencing training and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) services.

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Imaging Facility

The Optical Science Research Imaging Center’s goals are to create an integrated research and education environment for researchers and students; to support and motivate cross-disciplinary research among scientists from different DSU and non-DSU STEM departments; and to provide access to companies and external users to state-of-the-art instruments and expertise for imaging and analysis of complex samples.

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Hydrogen Storage Research Center

The primary focus of the Center for Hydrogen Storage Research is finding novel materials that can store and release large quantities of hydrogen gas at moderate temperatures and pressures. These materials can be used on board vehicles for hydrogen fuel cell applications. Materials were sought to absorb at least 6 wt. % hydrogen by the year 2010 and 9 wt. % by 2015. The research center is involved in all aspects of hydrogen storage research including:

  • Fabricating and testing the hydrogen storage materials
  • Determining the amount of hydrogen that can be absorbed and released from these materials
  • Determining their thermodynamic stability
  • Finding catalysts that are suitable for certain reactions
  • Measuring the kinetics of uptake and release, and
  • Performing modeling studies to determine the mechanism that controls the reaction rates.

Machine Shop

The machine shop has the capability to service various tooling and fabrication requirements for interested publics.

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Optical Science Center for Applied Research

The main goal of OSCAR is to promote multidisciplinary research and education in optics and the related fields of physics, chemistry, engineering, computer science, mathematics and biology.

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The Water Quality Testing Laboratory

The Delaware State University Water Quality Testing Laboratory provides comprehensive water quality testing services to individuals, businesses, and organizations in the surrounding community using state-of-the-art equipment to ensure accurate and reliable results. The Lab is certified by the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP). 

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