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.

A smashing discovery
  • Creating value from waste

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | January 19, 2022

    UD researchers report low-pressure method to convert industrially processed biomass into plastics, chemicals

  • Mapmakers

    Article by Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven | January 18, 2022

    UD students competed in the 2021 geospatial data visualization and map design contest

  • Data analyst training options

    Article by Adam S. Kamras | January 18, 2022

    Two UD PCS programs teach in-demand skills

  • Data analyst training options

    Article by Adam S. Kamras | January 18, 2022

    Two UD PCS programs teach in-demand skills

  • National Climate Assessment

    Article by Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven | January 13, 2022

    UD faculty contributing to federal report on climate change, seeking public input

  • Sustainable manufacturing

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | January 10, 2022

    UD and LSU collaborate to advance manufacturing technologies that employ carbon dioxide and renewable energy