university of dayton research institute


new lab will have wings

researchers from the air force and udri will advance technology in a c130 at udri headquarters.

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latest udri research news

enabling hypersonic travel

udri will develop a subscale hypersonic flight-test vehicle.

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a hot topic

advancing power, energy and thermal management for aircraft

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new titles for research leaders

new titles to better reflect scope of responsibilities, growth of research institute

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udri research statistics


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


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


among catholic colleges/universities in the nation for sponsored r&d in both engineering and materials

research capabilities

advanced manufacturing

udri excels in advanced manufacturing fields such as robotics and automation, manufacturing autonomy, additive manufacturing, manufacturing assistance, and technology integration.

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udri provides 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 designs and runs successful experimental protocols, evalsuates software and products for usability, and develops new and innovative technologies to improve human performance.

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udri's designs, analyzes, builds, tests, transitions, and sustains 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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