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
  • Mushroom geography

    Article by Connor Keane | March 23, 2018

    UD grad student’s risk analysis contributes valuable information to industry leaders

  • Pi Day: UD math professors explain

    Article by Carlett Spike | March 14, 2018

    UD Math Department Chair Louis Rossi and Assistant Professor Eirini Kilikian share insights

  • Language impairment affects school performance

    Article by Dante LaPenta | March 12, 2018

    Treatment Efficacy & Language Learning Lab studies language impairment to help kids from falling behind academically