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The University of Dayton is a rapidly growing institution of scholarship and research. In the past nine years, sponsored research doubled, currently attracting nearly $100 million annually in sponsored research. The University conducted more than half a billion dollars in total sponsored research during that time.

Special expertise in such areas as high-performance materials, sensors, electro-optics, alternative energy and bioengineering drew funding and attention, while scholars in the humanities and social sciences were tapped to advance knowledge and understanding of the human condition during the 2012-13 academic year.


The American Ceramic Society's website and The Columbus Dispatch mentioned the new Center of Excellence in Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering May 12.

WVXU-FM's Focus on Technology April 14 featured the fuels research work of UDRI's Heinz Robota. mentioned the work of Vijay Asari's Vision Lab in a story about rescue robots., Education Technology, States News Service,, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and the IPTV Community website picked up a Dayton Daily News story about the University's new Center of Excellence in Thin-Film Research and Surface Engineering.

WIRED Magazine and The Scientist quoted University of Dayton Research Institute researcher Alex Morgan in stories about flame-retardant DNA. 

The Associated Press talked to mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Kevin Hallinan about Dropoly, his online energy savings game. More than 30 Ohio outlets picked up the story. Hallinan also did radio interviews on Dropoly for WYSO Weekend and Clear Channel's Education Report, on three stations that cover southwest Ohio. Energy Manager Today's website also posted a story about Dropoly.

Laser Focus World and the Dayton Daily News highlighted LOCI Technical Director Paul McManamon's work to increase the role of optics and photonics in economic growth.

The Associated Press picked up a Dayton Daily News story about a $42.2 million Air Force contract to the University of Dayton Research Institute for research and development of advanced power and thermal management systems for aircraft.

WVXU-FM's Sept. 14 "Focus on Technology" segment highlighted Vijayan Asari, Ohio Research Scholar in wide-area surveillance, and students in the School of Engineering Vision Lab for their work on developing robots with facial-recognition capabilities for rescue operations.

Robot Magazine ran a brief about Asari's Vision Lab in its Nov./Dec. issue released in early September.

On Sept. 30, WVXU-FM's "Focus on Technology" reported on the work of Elias Toubia, assistant civil engineering professor, to improve U.S. Navy amphibious vehicles.

The American Composites Manufacturing Association's industry digest picked up a news release about the work of Elias Toubia, an assistant civil engineering professor, to improve ramps for Navy hovercraft.

ABC22/Fox 45 featured the Research Institute on July 16 in a story about its unique responsibility to certify sulkies for harness racing.  

A $3 million Third Frontier award to the Research Institute to advance technologies in additive manufacturing was featured in R&D Magazine online, along with a number of related science and trade news sites. The Dayton Daily News and the Dayton Business Journal also carried stories.


WVXU-FM, a Cincinnati NPR affiliate, featured the newt regeneration research of biology professor and TREND Center Director Panagiotis Tsonis in its weekly “Focus on Technology” segment May 3.

The Scientist featured associate biology professor Carissa Krane's research in an in-depth story Feb. 1 about cryopreservation. The story focused on collaborative research in southwest Ohio and how it could be used to preserve organs for transplant. 

A Nov. 15 Dayton Daily News story on assistant biology professor Ryan McEwan’s research on eradicating invasive honeysuckle was picked up by several special-interest ecology outlets.

American Midland Naturalist in published Ryan McEwan's research on invasive honeysuckle.


Runner's World previewed new research by associate provost Paul Vanderburgh March 13 about marathon qualifying times for women.

The New York Times Magazine reported on research by Paul Vanderburgh, dean of graduate, professional and continuing education, showing that physical barriers impair women’s abilities to do pull-ups. Glamour, Shape, Saude Magazine (Brazil) and about 40 other outlets picked up the story.


The Washington Post cited research by associate political science professor Nancy Martorano Miller about legislative rules in a June 28 story about a senate filibuster in Texas.

States News Service picked up a release on a new book by Rick Ghere, associate political science professor, offering guidance for those interested in humanitarian careers.

More than 40 outlets including Yahoo! News, Net India, Your Psychology, Science Codex and Medical Express carried a story about research conducted by by sociology professors Theo and Linda Majka on challenges faced by refugees. The Dayton Daily News wrote a story on the Majkas’ research on Dayton's growing refugee population.

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