Institutes and Centers

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 of Excellence for Strategic Energy and Environmental Informatics

The Center was selected by Ohio as one of seven university energy centers in the state to combine world-class talents in energy, environmental and biological informatics and 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.

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.

LADAR AND Optical Communications Institute (LOCI)

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

Nanoscale Engineering Science and Technology Laboratory (NEST)

The NEST Lab is a multiuser facility for 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.

Vision Lab: Center of Excellence for Computer Vision and Wide Area Surveillance Research

The Vision Lab 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 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.

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