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.

Student research expands
  • Using clocks to detect ultralight dark matter

    Article by Beth Miller | December 05, 2022

    UD’s Marianna Safronova and collaborators propose sending atomic clocks into space to study dark matter

  • Integrated mineral supply

    Article by Adam Thomas | December 01, 2022

    UD researchers suggest the climate crisis requires international minerals agreement

  • Let’s talk turkey

    Article by College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Staff | November 22, 2022

    UD’s food science experts answer turkey food-safety questions