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.

Scientists who selfie
  • Eco Entrepreneurs

    Article by Adam Thomas | July 23, 2020

    Students spent spring semester moving environmentally beneficial ideas closer to reality

  • 10 years of clean power

    Article by Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven | July 21, 2020

    Wind turbine on UD’s Lewes Campus powers research, student funding, education

  • Conspiracy and gender

    Article by Peter Bothum | July 24, 2020

    New study shows men are more likely than women to endorse COVID-19 conspiracies