Biology graduate student works on collecting samples of DNA for isolating C.eleganes

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.

With more than 700 research assistants, 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.

Explore the exciting research we’re leading and the entrepreneurial ecosystem we’re building.

Learn more about UD's research and innovation

UD has more than 4500 students engaged in research
University of Delaware in the top 3% of U.S. universities
University of Delaware has more than 75 research centers


From homelessness to a new career path

McNair Scholar dropped out of UD but returned strong and is planning a medical career

UD Lerner Chap Tyler Lecture welcomes Peak Trust’s Matthew Blattmachr

April 26 event focuses on overcoming obstacles, leading with passion

Making Delaware-in-space history

NASA selects UD’s CubeSat spacecraft for upcoming mission