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.

Research and life
  • Indian agriculture

    Article by Jim Erickson with contribution from Adam Thomas | February 25, 2021

    Groundwater depletion could reduce winter cropped acreage significantly in years ahead

  • Estella Atekwana on being a 'first'

    Article by Adam Thomas | February 24, 2021

    Dean of UD’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment reflects on being a Black woman in geoscience and a career full of firsts

  • Honor for Prof. Thomas H. Epps, III

    Article by Julie Stewart | February 23, 2021

    Epps named to American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering College of Fellows

  • Final beam raised in FinTech building

    Article by Beth Miller | February 16, 2021

    Financial innovation hub emerges on UD’s STAR Campus

  • Domesticated shrimp

    Article by Adam Thomas | February 17, 2021

    UD study looks at how damselfish and mysid shrimp co-exist in mutually beneficial relationship

  • Indian agriculture

    Article by Jim Erickson with contribution from Adam Thomas | February 25, 2021

    Groundwater depletion could reduce winter cropped acreage significantly in years ahead

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