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
  • Breaking the communication code

    Article by Beth Miller | February 17, 2020

    UD neuroscientist Josh Neunuebel links specific action to specific sounds in mice

  • The singing engineer

    Article by Diane Stopyra | February 16, 2020

    UD senior Sydney Cargill melds her two passions: science and song.

  • Long-lost aircraft

    Article by Katy O’Connell | February 14, 2020

    Project Recover locates three World War II aircraft, missing for 76 years

  • Breaking the communication code

    Article by Beth Miller | February 17, 2020

    UD neuroscientist Josh Neunuebel links specific action to specific sounds in mice

  • Covering up for winter

    Article by Michele Walfred | February 14, 2020

    Agricultural researchers examine how a blend of cover crops increase yield while improving soil and environmental health

  • Shaping a business for the future

    Article by Dena Hillison | February 04, 2020

    UD research explores one firm’s process behind weaving its success

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