Since 1956 the University of Dayton Research Institute has helped customers succeed in reaching their research and development goals, solving technical challenges, and transitioning technologies into application. We specialize in research, development, application, and transition of technology in diverse fields, including materials, structures, energy, propulsion, manufacturing, sensors, intelligence, and much more. Our materials engineering research effort alone is the largest in the nation among universities.
Each year, some 300 undergraduate and graduate UD students work on sponsored research programs alongside faculty and UDRI researchers in labs on campus and at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. Combined with classroom education, these experiences prepare students to seamlessly step into jobs in technology, the sciences and engineering upon graduation.