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
  • Artificial photosynthesis

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | June 23, 2022

    UD researchers and colleagues report progress on producing food without sunlight

  • When in Rome

    Article by Ann Manser | June 22, 2022

    UD art historian Denva Gallant awarded prestigious prize to conduct research at American Academy

  • Understanding why women kill

    Article by Colin Heffinger | June 22, 2022

    UD professor investigates commonalities among women who commit homicide

  • When in Rome

    Article by Ann Manser | June 22, 2022

    UD art historian Denva Gallant awarded prestigious prize to conduct research at American Academy

  • Scholarship success

    Article by Maddy Lauria | June 16, 2022

    Computer science student first from UD to win Adobe Women in Technology Scholarship

  • Honoring advancements

    Article by Maddy Lauria | June 21, 2022

    UD Engineering’s Antony Beris named American Physical Society Fellow