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.

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  • Cosmic fireworks

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | November 13, 2018

    UD astronomers detect once-in-a-lifetime gamma rays

  • UD grad students host conference in Germany

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 13, 2018

    UD students and leading experts on ecohydrology confer at German castle

  • New insights into HIV

    Article by Ann Manser | November 12, 2018

    Research reveals details of how the virus becomes infectious

  • New insights into HIV

    Article by Ann Manser | November 12, 2018

    Research reveals details of how the virus becomes infectious

  • Human impact on the global nitrogen cycle

    Article by Dante LaPenta | November 07, 2018

    UD’s Tara Trammell to study ecological effects of excess nitrogen in small forests

  • Sharp Ship

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 07, 2018

    UD’s Hugh R. Sharp research vessel used in diverse studies throughout the Atlantic

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