Research & Innovation


Turning discovery into meaningful impact

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.

Modeling new materials
  • City lights are an attraction for migrating birds

    Article by Adam Thomas | January 18, 2018

    UD study looks at how light pollution lures birds into urban areas during fall migration

  • Discovering how cells divide

    Article by College of Engineering staff, with material from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center | January 17, 2018

    UD professor part of NIH grant to understand mechanisms controlling cell division

  • Artificial light matters

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | January 10, 2018

    Research platforms may affect accurate collection of data in low light

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