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
  • Super Blood Wolf Moon

    Article by Beth Miller | January 18, 2019

    Sunday night’s lunar eclipse is fascinating astronomical phenomenon

  • In search of Weyl semimetals

    Article by Julie Stewart | January 17, 2019

    UD engineers make materials that could enable better computer chips

  • Advancing environmental research

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | January 16, 2019

    EPSCoR kickoff brings together statewide leaders to celebrate $23 million grant