UD-UDRI Fellowship Program


The UD/UDRI Summer Research Fellowship program matches School of Engineering faculty with UDRI researchers with the goal of expanding areas of research that are fundable by outside parties. Faculty lend their expertise while learning more about UDRI’s research, capabilities and personnel. This program, which enables formal collaboration, should lead to joint proposals between UD and UDRI as well as help build networks between UD and UDRI.


  • Fall 2018 – UDRI Researchers submit Statements of Need
  • Winter 2018-19 – UD faculty apply to participate
  • January 15, 2019 – Deadline for faculty applications
  • Spring 2019 – Matching of UD faculty to Statements of Need
  • April 2019 – Partnership announcements are made
  • May-Aug 2019 – Fellowship program officially commences
  • September 2019 – RECAP session to discuss research and conclude fellowship

in 2019, the program will expand to include:

  • Faculty Fellowship (1-15 years of typical professional experience) — 1 to 1.5 months, full-time. (dependent upon professional experience, to be determined by selection committee)
  • Senior Faculty Fellowship (15+ years professional experience) — 1 day per week during summer. $1000 honorarium, with $5000 honorarium if a proposal is submitted at the end of the summer.

2019 Statements of need

  1. Well-stirred reactor machine-learning design optimization for additive manufacturing
  2. Process monitoring of direct metal laser metal (DMLM) additive manufacturing
  3. Theory and applications of real-time, adaptable autonomy kernel (RT-AAK)
  4. Multi-modal image and signal processing for damage assessment
  5. Autonomy, artificial intelligence, deep learning and data exploitation innovations

Please click this link to go to the “Statements of Need" webpage for more details. 


Faculty applications will be accepted from Dec. 1, 2018, through Jan. 15, 2019. To apply, click this link to go to our online Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/61M3PcJ7zFWolgzc2.


Please direct your questions to Bob Wilkens, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation.


School of Engineering Associate Deans

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254