Research

Igniting Our Pursuits

From advocating for human rights to sending aircraft higher and farther, UD is where the future takes form.

Whether we're creating a computer chip that can think for itself or powering the Mars 2020 Rover, we work in the space between inspiration and impact — and bring great ideas to life.

Here, it's about more than innovation for the sake of discovery. It's about developing solutions to help others. By bringing together graduate and undergraduate students with our renowned faculty and researchers, we continue to pave the way to a better world.

Research Rankings

No. 1

In the nation for federally sponsored materials R&D

No. 1

Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D

$150 million

in annual sponsored research last year

Research

Our Momentum Moves the World

At UD, our solutions have a real impact on society.

Research and Collaboration

UD Research Institute

At this moment, UDRI is engaged in hundreds of complex experiments, tests, prototypes and more. But our goal is simple: to turn our research expertise into solutions for tomorrow's problems.

UDRI

Office for Research

The Office for Research brings together faculty with the staff of UDRI in pursuit of world-changing research and development, while expanding entrepreneurship on campus.

Office for Research

Partnerships

Whether on the local or international level, our partnerships further innovation, spur economic growth and extend our ability to help people everywhere.

Partnerships

Centers and Institutes

More than 40 centers and institutes work to cross disciplines, improve communities and change the world.

Centers and Institutes

Research Stories

  • Out of this World
  • Hard Knocks
  • Insect Control
  • Out of this World

    There are only three generators like the one that will power the Mars 2020 rover. Two are at UD, and the third is on Mars.

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    Hard Knocks

    Susan Davies is using her research to help educators recognize and respond to concussions in school.

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    A Giant Leap in Insect Control

    Insect ecologist Chelse Prather is "rewriting the textbook" about the role certain minerals might play in controlling grasshopper and other insect populations under a $346,500 National Science Foundation grant.

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    Research Rankings

    No. 1

    in Ohio for sponsored materials R&D

    No. 2

    in Ohio for sponsored physical S/TEM R&D

    No. 3

    Catholic university for sponsored R&D in all categories