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.

Research & Innovation | University of Delaware
Research & Innovation | University of Delaware
Research & Innovation | University of Delaware
Student research expands
  • Shaping a new generation of nuclear fusion researchers

    Article by Beth Miller | December 08, 2023

    Robert Spiers is UD’s first graduate student to win NNSA Stewardship Science fellowship

  • Western water crisis

    Article by Adam Thomas | December 08, 2023

    Study shows that planting less water-intensive crops in the western United States would help alleviate water scarcity

  • Finding heat-tolerant corals

    Article by Adam Thomas | December 06, 2023

    Two studies look to improve reef resilience by determining how coral species respond to temperature fluctuations