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
  • Impact of removing milldams

    Article by Dante LaPenta | October 22, 2019

    UD researcher examines how removing dams might impact water quality

  • Promoting healthy behavior

    Article by Ann Manser | October 16, 2019

    Communication research ranges from Alzheimer’s to adolescents

  • Coral reef starter kit

    Article by Karen B. Roberts | October 14, 2019

    New study shows coral reef fish do not mind 3D-printed corals