STAR Campus

An Innovation
like no other


It’s a bold idea, an inspiring vision, growing ever-brighter as a nexus for discovery, education and business.


At the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus —
STAR Campus — we’re combining top academics and research, with industry and community partnerships. Together, we’re turning new knowledge into positive impact for the world.


STAR Campus

Bold Opportunity

UD's STAR Campus is a place to live, work and learn. Discover our vision for the future.

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Living Wall

Connect & Collaborate

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Ammon Pinizzotto Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center

Innovative Facilities

The Ammon Pinizzotto Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center is the scientific epicenter for UD’s biopharmaceutical sciences initiative. 


The facility brings together academia, industry and government to create an interdisciplinary hub of discovery, innovation and industrial practice based on collaborative approaches. It is also home to NIIMBL, leveraging UD’s foundation of impactful partnerships.


A hub of inspiration, innovation and impact

Leading a New Approach

STAR Campus shines bright as a nexus for cutting-edge research, top-notch academics, community service and economic development. The Tower at STAR, named one of the nation’s most “amazing university buildings” by USA Today, showcases how we are inspiring partnerships across campus, with the community and the world. 


Soon-to-be STAR Health Concussion Clinic


UD’s health science clinics at STAR—Physical Therapy Clinic, Nurse Managed Care Center and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic—handle more than 30,000 visits a year from patients from the surrounding community and region. 


One more image provided to me by Nuvve -- these are electric cars being used in Denmark that are equipped with the UD V2G technology.



UD is the global research and development center for vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which allows electric cars to feed energy back to the power grid to balance the energy supply as more wind and solar comes online.

Grad students in Salil Lachke's Biological Sciences research group, training and working with undergraduate members of the team in their Wolf Hall lab. From left (grad student unless otherwise noted): Salma Alsaai, Dominic Villalba (undergrad), Kimia Ahmadizadeh - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)


Biopharmaceuticals—medicines produced from living cells—are revolutionizing health care. But producing them safely and efficiently is a challenge. In UD’s Ammon Pinizzotto Biopharmaceutical Innovation Center, researchers are accelerating the manufacture of these life-saving medicines while developing the biopharma workforce of the future.

Alina Christenbury is a sophomore working on a summer research project with assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Andy Novocin on augmented reality (AR) / virtual reality (VR) project to understand aspects of human interaction with AR / VR systems. Their test platform makes use of the Leap motion controller, a headset adapter from a welder's face shield with 3D-printed screen holders, connected to a computer running the Unity game engine. - (Evan Krape / University of Delaware)

Diving into the Unknown

UD’s discoveries and impacts are all around you—from your phone’s touch-screen technology to the Mars spacesuit. As a Carnegie Foundation-classified doctoral university with very highest research activity, a designation held by less than 3 percent of U.S. colleges, we’re on a relentless pursuit of excellence and impact. 


Drs. Harsh Bias & Janine Sherrier work together with bacteria resistant rice plants at the Greenhouse.

Revolutionary Thinking—It’s in Our DNA

At UD, we have a history of being on the front lines of discovery—from our first students who signed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, to our Nobel laureates, to the thousands of big thinkers and doers at work on our campus today. 


At the University of Delaware, the future starts now. Be part of the experience at the STAR campus.

STAR Campus: An Innovation Community Like No Other:

Continuing a tradition of economic development


STAR Campus sits atop 272 acres that once housed the Chrysler auto company’s Newark assembly facility. Chrysler’s 3.4 million-square-foot Newark plant was built in 1951 to produce tanks for the U.S. Army.


During its years of operation, the plant manufactured millions of individual automobiles including popular models such as the LeBaron and Concorde, and when fully staffed employed more than 2000 people. The company shuttered the plant in 2008. The following year UD purchased the property and began its transformation.