Research & Innovation

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.

Student research expands
  • Promoting nuclear fusion

    Article by Beth Miller | August 11, 2022

    UD’s Arijit Bose and collaborators find new ways to steer fusion with lasers and magnetic fields

  • Summer research symposium goes hybrid

    Article by Beth Miller | August 10, 2022

    More than 400 students to present details of work in-person and virtually

  • Extraterrestrial cement

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | August 09, 2022

    UD Prof. Norm Wagner and colleagues explore ways to create building materials on the moon, Mars

  • Foreign ambassadors visit UD

    Article by Amy Wolf | August 02, 2022

    Inspiring global partnerships in innovation, ambassadors learn about cutting-edge research at UD’s STAR Campus

  • The science of food

    Article by Dante LaPenta | August 08, 2022

    UD food science major Sydney Tankard spends summer in Chicago as a research and development intern with Kraft Heinz

  • Unraveling the mystery behind stuttering

    Article by Amy Cherry  | July 27, 2022

    UD researchers study the brains of children with persistent stuttering to determine what hinders recovery