Research & Innovation

THROUGH RESEARCH, SOLVING MYSTERIES AND HELPING OTHERS

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.

Discovery could transform industries
  • Marine microplastics

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | May 24, 2017

    Delaware Sea Grant funds research on microplastics found in Delaware Bay

  • Reducing radiation

    Article by Diane Kukich | May 24, 2017

    Paper reports successful use of nanocomposites to absorb electromagnetic radiation

  • Missing aircraft identified

    Article by Katy O'Connell | May 23, 2017

    Two missing World War II B-25 bombers documented By Project Recover off Papua New Guinea

  • Plants call 911, too

    Article by Tracey Bryant | May 16, 2017

    Injured plants warn neighbors of danger, UD study finds

  • Missing aircraft identified

    Article by Katy O'Connell | May 23, 2017

    Two missing World War II B-25 bombers documented By Project Recover off Papua New Guinea

  • Brazilian chickens

    Article by Adam Thomas | May 17, 2017

    UD researchers travel to Brazil to study heat stress in poultry

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