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
  • Coastal cities of the future

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | June 17, 2021

    Managed retreat can expand solutions to climate change

  • Dissertation scholars shine

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | June 11, 2021

    UD doctoral students honored for work in preservation studies, engineering, chemistry, psychology and more

  • Shelter from the storm

    Article by Peter Bothum | June 10, 2021

    UD researcher examines how pets are managed during disasters

  • Double-cropping

    Article by Adam Thomas | June 08, 2021

    Increasing crop production without clearing new fields transforms Brazilian agriculture

  • Dissertation scholars shine

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | June 11, 2021

    UD doctoral students honored for work in preservation studies, engineering, chemistry, psychology and more

  • Can’t we all just get along?

    Article by Jen Hendrickson | June 09, 2021

    Political polarization: Challenges, opportunities and hope

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