Research & Innovation


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.

Discovery could transform industries
  • Renal rehab

    Article by Dante LaPenta | June 22, 2017

    Edwards, Kirkman use ‘renal rehab’ to combat chronic kidney disease

  • Putting science to work

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | June 21, 2017

    Delaware Sea Grant’s annual report informs community about latest efforts

  • Modeling metastasis

    Article by Diane Kukich | June 20, 2017

    Slater lab awarded NIH funds to develop new tissue-engineered device to mimic organ-specific breast cancer metastasis patterns

  • Where water and minerals meet

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | June 12, 2017

    Molecular scale science may inform water purification methods, battery improvements

  • Elucidating lung development

    Article by Diane Kukich | June 01, 2017

    Gleghorn awarded NIH funding to identify molecular mechanisms underlying lung development and congenital diaphragmatic hernia

  • Ecoinformatics

    Article by Diane Kukich | May 30, 2017

    NSF grant to support development of cyberinfrastructure tools for precision agriculture