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.

A smashing discovery
  • Teens, isolation and COVID

    Article by Ann Manser | December 01, 2021

    Some adolescents experienced pandemic as a relief from negative interactions

  • Rhythms of the krill

    Article by Adam Thomas | November 23, 2021

    New research explores animals’ visual rhythms during the Arctic polar night

  • New tools for critical research

    Article by Beth Miller | December 02, 2021

    UD’s Catherine Grimes and collaborators produce powerful new tools for understanding the immune system