Research & Innovation

Associate Professor Charles Hohensee and students

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.

Scientists who selfie
  • Influential researcher, passionate mentor

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 22, 2020

    UD’s Epps honored with Percy Julian award for science excellence

  • Speaking up for Science

    Article by Beth Miller | September 22, 2020

    In UD’s Jefferson Lecture, Thorp calls on scientists to be advocates for fact-based public policy

  • Wildlife advocate

    Article by Dante LaPenta | September 22, 2020

    Alumna Jamila Blake spearheads diversity efforts in wildlife science, management and conservation

  • Wildlife advocate

    Article by Dante LaPenta | September 22, 2020

    Alumna Jamila Blake spearheads diversity efforts in wildlife science, management and conservation

  • Trombone tribute to the U.S. National Parks

    Article by Tracey Bryant | September 21, 2020

    UD student Ryan Meredith composes music to honor national parks

  • Fresh perspective on learning

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 18, 2020

    Undergraduate Abby Griffith aims to spark student success in middle school

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