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.

Modeling new materials
  • Why are gels elastic?

    Article by Julie Stewart | May 20, 2019

    New research shows how clustered particles determine elasticity of some gels

  • UDairy Creamery helped by donors

    Article by Dante LaPenta | May 20, 2019

    New Genuardi Food Innovation Laboratory has cheese production and student test kitchen space

  • UD grad students share research

    Article by Beth Miller | May 20, 2019

    More than 90 present details of their investigations during ninth annual forum

  • UD grad students share research

    Article by Beth Miller | May 20, 2019

    More than 90 present details of their investigations during ninth annual forum

  • UD at the 2019 DigiGirlz Day

    Article by IT Communications Staff | May 13, 2019

    University groups help young women learn about STEM opportunities

  • Removing carbon dioxide

    Article by Julie Stewart | May 17, 2019

    UD engineers develop a fuel cell system that helps environment

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