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.


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 new 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. 



UD’s health science clinics at STAR—Physical Therapy Clinic, Nurse Managed Care Center and Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic—served more than 5,000 patients last year. 

Electric car used in Denmark using 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.



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


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. 

Harsh Bias & Janine Sherrier - Rice Plants

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.

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.