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
  • Advancing fuel cell research

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | November 15, 2019

    UD startup W7energy awarded $3.4 million in Department of Energy funding

  • New twist on CRISPR technology

    Article by Beth Miller | November 14, 2019

    UD researchers Wilfred Chen and Emily Berckman tweak gene research process, improving efficiency

  • Chinese research experience

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 12, 2019

    Two UD students take part in first research cruise with Xiamen University

  • Chinese research experience

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 12, 2019

    Two UD students take part in first research cruise with Xiamen University

  • Learning at sea

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 12, 2019

    UD student shares experiences from Xiamen University research ship

  • New Esterly Chair

    Article by Kelly Bothum | November 11, 2019

    Aquiles Iglesias named Unidel Katherine L. Esterly Chair in Health Sciences

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