It used to be plain old seaweed. But now it’s a “sea vegetable,” and lauded for the role it plays in marine environments. Yes, we’re talking kelp, a family of large, fast-growing algae that has been around at least five million years and thrives in shallow oceans around the world. With its solid grip on the ocean floor and the small bladders that keep its brown fronds aloft, it’s a familiar sight—or brush against the leg—for anyone who swims in Rhode Island waters. Kelp is enjoying a moment in…
Jimmie OxleyDirector of national center of excellence at URI in explosives detection & mitigation, works with FBI, ATF, municipal law enforcement, governments of Israel, United Kingdom
Otto GregoryDirector of the Sensors and Surface Technology partnership and holder of 12 patents, he deveops sensors for monitoring the health of jet engines.
Isaac GinisThe most accurate hurricane forecaster of the last decade, Dr. Ginis developed the first hurricane forecasting model to incorporate the effect of the ocean on hurricane path and intensity.
Thomas MatherA national leader in the study of ticks and Lyme disease, he is working on developing a vaccine against the disease, developed a tick bite risk index for the U.S., and is the leading voice seeking to educate New Englanders about how to avoid getting bitten by ticks.
URI in the News
Nearly $3M for URI research expedition to Arctic’s Northwest Passage
Providence Business News on Sep 7, 2016
RI on track to meet computer-science goal by next year
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News on Sep 8, 2016
URI receives $3M grant for Arctic expedition aboard tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry
The Providence Journal on Sep 8, 2016
Diamondback Terrapins Making RI Comeback
ecoRI news on Sep 7, 2016