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
  • Donning a lab coat

    Article by Adam Thomas | September 23, 2021

    TreVaughn Ellis reflects on summer conducting marine science research

  • Recruiting research participants

    Article by Tracey Bryant | September 21, 2021

    UD launches Center for Human Research Coordination

  • Improving human health

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 17, 2021

    UD’s Xinqiao Jia secures $4.85 million to advance vocal fold, salivary gland research