Research & Innovation
Angelia Seyfferth


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.

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  • UD teams get millions in NSF funding

    Article by Tracey Bryant | August 02, 2017

    K. Eric Wommack’s group will get $6 million for work at four universities.

  • Grant supports deep dive into microbes

    Article by Tracey Bryant | July 19, 2017

    UD research team wins prestigious $1 million Keck Foundation grant to unlock microbial ‘black box’

  • Engineering on a Blue Streak

    Article by Julie Stewart | July 26, 2017

    Using blue light, UD engineers develop process to make polymer networks more easily, quickly and sustainably.

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