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.

Scientists who selfie
  • Going small yields big results

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | April 06, 2020

    Atomic-scale catalysts may pave the way for converting biomass to fuels, chemicals

  • Breaking down stigma

    Article by Jordan Howell and Tracey Bryant | April 01, 2020

    HDFS Professor Valerie Earnshaw honored for HIV stigma research

  • Assessing forests from afar

    Article by Adam Thomas | March 30, 2020

    UD’s Pinki Mondal offers recommendations on using remote sensing to quantify forest health