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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  • Membrane, heal thyself

    Article by Diane Kukich | March 24, 2017

    Paper documents self-healing membrane for fuel cell applications

  • Cybersecurity grants

    Article by Diane Kukich | March 23, 2017

    Funds support multidisciplinary cybersecurity research

  • CEOE dives deep

    Article by Karen B. Roberts  | March 22, 2017

    UD professor, students dive deep along the East Pacific Rise

  • SXSW research video

    Article by Tracey Bryant | March 13, 2017

    UD professor featured in American Chemical Society video at SXSW

  • Powerful partners

    Article by Beth Miller | March 15, 2017

    Army general gets 'phenomenal' briefing on UD research, cybersecurity work

  • Sustainable mineral supply

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | March 15, 2017

    International research team warns of mineral supply constraints as demand increases for green technologies