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


Making way for the whole student

Rising Honors junior Kristina Holsapple wins 2021 George and Margaret Seitz ‘We Are Blue Hens’ award

R is for representation

Educator and children’s author Keaira Faña-Ruiz celebrates heritage, diversity

Probing the powers of zeolites

UD’s LaFollette receives DOE Graduate Student Research Award