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.

Student research expands
  • Innovation for the nation

    Article by Beth Miller | September 22, 2022

    ‘UD Day in DC’ shows federal partners the powerful impact of research

  • Key research tool

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 22, 2022

    New UD spectrometer can detect surface materials, down to individual atoms

  • Early growth in plant science

    Article by Kate Zincone and Dante LaPenta | September 21, 2022

    Long after his first UD internship, Ron Ferriss gives Delaware high school students a memorable research experience

  • Coast Day returns

    Article by Adam Thomas | September 09, 2022

    Science festival back in Lewes on Sunday, Oct. 2

  • Getting the message right

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | September 16, 2022

    UD researchers explore the importance of clear communication in a crisis

  • Studying domestic violence in Delaware

    Article by Margo McDonough | September 16, 2022

    Undergraduate students supported a research team’s field research