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.

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  • How math could make bones stronger

    Article by Beth Miller | March 29, 2017

    Models help UD researchers calculate best dosage for osteoporosis treatment

  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

    Article by Beth Miller | March 28, 2017

    Twelve UD students, alumni win prestigious research support

  • Talent article

    Article by Diane Kukich | March 28, 2017

    Epps team highlights work on tuning block polymers for nanostructured systems

  • CEOE dives deep

    Article by Karen B. Roberts  | March 22, 2017

    UD professor, students dive deep along the East Pacific Rise

  • UD Day in D.C.

    Article by Beth Miller | March 16, 2017

    UD Day in D.C. shows off wide range of essential studies

  • Getting a healthy start

    Article by Artika Casini | March 17, 2017

    UD professor’s research explores healthy weight gain in infants