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
  • Minding the atomic clock

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | March 13, 2019

    UD professor helps test the symmetry of space-time

  • Cybersecurity in Delaware

    Article by Julie Stewart | March 14, 2019

    State officials and UD experts convene to discuss opportunities to bolster cybersecurity education

  • New weapon against breast cancer

    Article by Beth Miller | March 11, 2019

    UD scientists combine light-triggered therapies