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.

Offshore wind push
  • From carbon dioxide to fuel

    Article by Diane Kukich | February 23, 2017

    UD’s Feng Jiao wins DOE funding to produce alcohols from CO2 flue gas

  • Celestial connection

    Article by Tracey Bryant | February 22, 2017

    Star with seven possible Earth-like planets has UD connection

  • Lima bean predictions

    Article by Adam Thomas | February 22, 2017

    UD researchers create website to inform lima bean growers of downy mildew risk

  • Offshore wind push

    Article by Tracey Bryant | February 21, 2017

    Researchers show US grid can handle more offshore wind power, cutting pollution and power costs

  • Ocean observations

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | February 13, 2017

    UD scientists collect data from ocean sensors underneath Petermann Glacier

  • Diversity research grants

    Article by UDaily staff | February 13, 2017

    Center for Study of Diversity announces faculty research grant recipients