Office of the Dean

Phone: 937-229-2736
Fax: 937-229-2756
Vision Lab Field Research

Advanced engineering education and research.

Building Energy Center

The University of Dayton's Building Energy Center (UD-BEC) was founded in 2006 with the goal of helping to improve building performance and energy efficiency while educating energy-efficiency engineers and advancing the science of building energy performance.

Center for Competitive Change

Learn from us through continuing education opportunities in lean manufacturing, reliability and other areas. The Center for Competitive Change provides educational performance-based, lean learning events that help organizations become successfully positioned for getting to the future first.  

CETRASE: Center of Excellence Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering

Ten University of Dayton researchers with a combined 15 patents and more than 600 publications have joined forces to establish the Center of Excellence for Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering (CETRASE), which will focus on ways to improve sensors, electronics, electro-optics and energy systems. 

Engineering Computing and Information Services

Visit the Engineering Computing and Information Services web page for more information about computer requirements for engineering students at the University of Dayton.

Industrial Assessment Center

The University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC) conducts free energy, waste and production assessments for mid-sized industries and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. 

Innovation Center

The cornerstone of the University of Dayton School of Engineering, the Innovation Center is a transformational space where all disciplines of our school come together to encounter, debate, address, investigate and solve multi-faceted problems. 

LOCI: Ladar and Optical Communications Institute

The Ladar and Optical Communications Institute is believed to offer the nation's first laser radar curriculum. LOCI consolidates the brainpower of the region's ladar researchers — instructors from UD and the Air Force Institute of Technology — to put ladar on a faster track to the battlefield and business.

NEST: Nanoscale Engineering Science and Technology Laboratory

The NEST Lab is a multiuser facility — utilized by student researchers, faculty, and educational and industry clients — with state-of-the-art equipment that enables research and development through the interrogation, characterization and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale.

Strategic Energy and Environmental Informatics, Center of Excellence

The Center for Strategic Energy and Environmental Informatics was recently selected by Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland, to be one of seven university energy centers in the state. This center combines world class strengths in energy, environmental and biological informatics to help Ohioans improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts. Strategic opportunities for reductions in energy consumption and environmental impacts yield the potential to save Ohioans and Ohio's industry billions of dollars. 

Vision Lab

The Vision Lab at the University of Dayton focuses on computer vision and wide-area surveillance to develop new algorithms and architectures for real-time applications in the areas of signal processing, image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, artificial neural networks and bio-mimetic object-vision recognition.

von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center

The von Ohain Fuels and Combustion Center is a gateway to education, research and development, technology transfer and knowledge dissemination in fuels and combustion. The Center is named for Hans von Ohain, co-inventor of the jet engine and former University of Dayton professor of mechanical engineering.