Institutes, Centers and Core Facilities
Thriving research centers and institutes at the University of Delaware reflect the diversity and rigor of UD’s research interests and activity as well as our commitment to improving the quality of life in Delaware and beyond. Our academic landscape is shaped by these partnerships and plays a strategic role in bringing scholars and scientists together at UD.
Data Science Institute
Delaware Biotechnology Institute
Delaware Energy Institute
Delaware Environmental Institute
Delaware Rehabilitation Institute
Institute of Energy Conversion
Agricultural Experiment Station
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories
Art Conservation Laboratories at Winterthur
Avian Biosciences Center
Bartol Research Institute
To an extent matched by few peer institutions, the University of Delaware fulfills the Kellogg Commission’s model of an “engaged university” — an institution that makes a comprehensive and sustained contribution to the improvement of the communities it serves. UD’s research core facilities are increasingly becoming important state, national, and international assets.
Our faculty attract significant research sponsorship for projects and programs of student and public benefit, including support for federally funded national centers of excellence.
W.M. Keck Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis: State-of-the-art equipment available for research and education.
Advanced Materials Characterization Lab: Providing for the exchange of novel ideas and science for the next generation.
Mass Spectrometry Core Facility: Offering a variety of instruments using EI, CI, FD, ESI, APCI and LIFDI for analyses in GC-MS, LC-MS, MS-MS.
UD Nanofabrication Facility: The UDNF is part of the research wing of the 194,000-square-foot Patrick T. Harker Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory.
DBI BioImaging Center: A multi-user microscopy facility with state-of-the-art electron, confocal and light microscopes.
DRI Clinical Research Core: Advancing the science of rehabilitation, including osteoarthritis, stroke and pediatric mobility.