University of Dayton School of Engineering Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics

Flyers Go to Incredible Heights


As the No. 1 Catholic university in the nation for sponsored engineering research and development, we are dedicated to the common good. Our quest? To turn discovery into application — and engineer solutions to the most vital problems abroad and at home.

Whether we’re creating a computer chip that can think for itselfsafeguarding pipelines or powering the Mars 2020 Rover, we work in the space between inspiration and impact — and bring great ideas to life.

This innovative spirit has led to double digit growth in research volume for the past few years, with $135.9 million in sponsored research last year— and $1 billion in sponsored research contracts currently underway.

In addition, we’re:

  • No. 1 nationally for federally sponsored materials R&D
  • No. 1 Catholic university for sponsored engineering R&D
  • No. 1 in Ohio for sponsored materials R&D
  • No. 2 in Ohio for sponsored physical S/TEM R&D
  • No. 3 Catholic university for sponsored R&D in all categories

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As dean of the School of Engineering, I am privileged to watch our students growing into engineers dedicated to a better world for us all. At the University of Dayton, we're committed to supporting student success by providing opportunities that connect learning, research and scholarship with leadership and service — the Catholic, Marianist tradition.

With our shared knowledge, we can continue to transform engineering education to prepare our students for even greater success.

Eddy Rojas
Dean of the School of Engineering

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300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254