University of Dayton Research Institute


Southern Expansion

Our new technology and training center in Georgia is ramping up advanced technologies for Air Force systems sustainment.

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Latest UDRI Research News

Risk in the Sky?

University of Dayton Research Institute impact tests prove large aircraft won’t always win in collision with small drones.

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Ready, Set—Grow!

University of Dayton Research Institute reorganizes in preparation for continued growth in research scope and jobs.

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Our Home is an R&D Powerhouse

UDRI's growth has helped propel UD to a record $150 million in annual sponsored research and impressive research rankings.

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UDRI Research Statistics


for federally sponsored research and development in materials among all colleges/universities in the nation


for federally sponsored research and development in engineering among Ohio colleges/universities


for sponsored research and development in both engineering and materials among Catholic colleges/universities in the nation

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UDRI Research Capabilities
Advanced Manufacturing
UDRI researchers excel in advanced manufacturing such as robotics and automation, manufacturing autonomy, additive manufacturing, manufacturing assistance, and technology integration.
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UDRI researchers provide open and interoperable architectures in sensing, sensor-controls to advance efficiency in manufacturing, mixed reality technology, and autonomous intelligent agents.
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Energy and Power
UDRI provides research and applied solutions on energy topics, including fuels, combustion, and alternative energy and power sources, and on environmental science and engineering issues.
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Human Technologies
UDRI has a robust history of successfully designing and running experimental protocols, evaluating commercial software and products for usability, and developing new and innovative technologies to improve human performance.
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UDRI's expert researchers design, analyze, build, test, transition, and sustain innovative and reliable materials, components, and structures for hypersonic vehicles and their operation.
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UDRI offers expertise in advanced materials research, including ceramics, glasses, and electrical, magnetic and optical materials. We also provide research in new organic polymer-based composites.
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UDRI sensors research and development solves client challenges with innovative technologies. We employ full-time researchers, academics, students, and others to fulfill these objectives.
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UDRI creates total solutions in hardware, software, and algorithms. We also offer proven capabilities, methods, structures, resources, and strategies resulting in reliable software solutions.
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Structures and Systems
UDRI's research in aerospace, ground, industrial, and test systems solves structural safety, durability, and reliability problems through the development and application of new technology.
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UDRI's integrated interdisciplinary teams solve aging system problems by using advanced technologies in order to increase performance levels and reduce maintenance costs.
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