Research & Innovation


Revolutionary thinking—it’s part of our DNA at UD. Our first students in 1743 helped found this nation.

Today, we’re marshaling that daring spirit and our expertise in science, engineering, the social sciences, arts and humanities to address new challenges.

We’re innovating clean cars and clean fuels, giving mobility to youngsters with disabilities, conserving the precious artifacts of our collective global heritage, and creating life-changing inventions right at your fingertips—did you know our touchpad technology made your smartphone possible? Explore the exciting research we’re leading and the entrepreneurial ecosystem we’re building.

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  • National concussion study

    Article by Dante LaPenta | April 20, 2017

    UD researchers play key role in largest concussion project ever conducted

  • Ultrafast research

    Article by Beth Miller | April 19, 2017

    UD doctoral student wins time with Argonne Lab's synchrotron

  • Parkinson's: Medication adherence

    Article by Dante LaPenta | April 19, 2017

    Nursing’s Ju Young Shin addresses medication adherence in people with Parkinson’s disease

  • Hard-core astrophysics

    Article by Beth Miller | April 04, 2017

    IceCube Master Class puts neutrinos in focus for high school students

  • Creating Bookworms

    Article by Hilary Mead | April 10, 2017

    University partners with Maryland schools on literacy initiative

  • Methane emissions from trees

    Article by Adam Thomas | March 30, 2017

    UD researchers discover tree trunks act as methane source in upland forests