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.

A smashing discovery
  • Tropical rainforest index

    Article by Dante LaPenta | July 23, 2021

    UD Prof. Rodrigo Vargas and collaborators develop unique tool to plan conservation, restoration and avoid climate tipping points

  • Insights into cataracts

    Article by Ann Manser | July 22, 2021

    Large genetic study identifies dozens of new links to eye disease

  • UD-based NIIMBL gets $153 million in new federal support

    Article by UDaily Staff | July 16, 2021

    National Institute of Standards and Technology funding includes $83 million for coronavirus response projects

  • Feeding deep ocean microbes

    Article by Karin Valentine (ASU) with contribution from Adam Thomas | July 08, 2021

    Under the ocean, microbes are active and poised to eat whatever comes their way

  • Tropical rainforest index

    Article by Dante LaPenta | July 23, 2021

    UD Prof. Rodrigo Vargas and collaborators develop unique tool to plan conservation, restoration and avoid climate tipping points

  • Earning his stripes

    Article by Lauren Bradford | July 09, 2021

    New doctoral grad works to protect Sumatran tigers

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