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.

Modeling new materials
  • UD inventor recognized for ingenuity

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 21, 2018

    Physicist Siu-Tat Chui acknowledged for patent with wireless applications

  • Big discoveries about tiny particles

    Article by Julie Stewart  | September 21, 2018

    Doctoral student leads international effort to uncover properties of polymer nanoparticles

  • Engineering for fun

    Article by Julie Stewart | September 20, 2018

    Students design and build toys, pitch to Melissa and Doug representatives

  • Big discoveries about tiny particles

    Article by Julie Stewart  | September 21, 2018

    Doctoral student leads international effort to uncover properties of polymer nanoparticles

  • Choosing native plants for golf courses

    Article by Adam Thomas | September 12, 2018

    UD researchers help area golf courses choose plants for out of play areas

  • Engineering for fun

    Article by Julie Stewart | September 20, 2018

    Students design and build toys, pitch to Melissa and Doug representatives

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