Research in UD's ECE department is diverse. Its interdisciplinary modern research environment covers topics of interest that range from photonics to internet technologies. Faculty research can be divided into three broad areas:
- Computer Engineering
- Nanoelectronics, Electromagnetics & Photonics
- Signal Processing, Communications & Controls
Joint and secondary faculty appointments exist with Physics, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Science. Moreover, entrepreneurship exists both as joint MSE/business school courses at the academic training level and as intellectual property and start-up companies that grow from faculty research.