Journalists: Andrea Boyle Tippett (UD Media Relations) can assist with interview requests for this expert. 302-831-1421,
  • Studies bio-based materials (materials derived from renewable resources including: soybeans, natural fibers and chicken feathers).
  • Can discuss green engineering for homes and buildings, as well as engineering hurricane resistant housing. Is knowledgeable about renewable energy.
  • Works in polymer materials science, examining why polymers and plastics possess certain properties. Current chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Composites, Wool is knowledgeable about composites.
  • Has done novel work on the nature of glass and the use of chicken feathers to store fuel.
  • Currently working on the reconstruction effort in Haiti, incorporating hurricane resistant structures.

Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

In The News:
Green chemists use rocket science and chicken feathers to create cow-less leather (Fast Company)
UD professor's work wins green chemistry award (Associated Press)
Chicken feathers could store fuel (
Hydrogen storage in chicken feathers (Science Friday, NPR)

Sifting the garbage for a green polymer (New York Times)
The flap over plastic shopping bags (Virginian-Pilot)

UDaily Articles:
UD's Wool wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
Wool to speak at '09 World Congress of Chemical Engineering
Wool paper in journal's top accessed list
ACRES program to be featured on Discovery Nov. 20

biomaterials, composites, plastic, renewable energy