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.
our full-time staff of over 600 people combines creative research expertise and extensive technical capabilities with a strong customer focus to deliver quality solutions, on budget and on time. furthermore, it's easy to work with us due to our flexibility on intellectual property rights, responsiveness to changing customer needs, and diversity of contracting mechanisms that reduce barriers to successful collaborations and partnerships.
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, and our engineering research ranks second in ohio. as a division of the university of dayton, udri provides unique opportunities for our customers to engage students under arrangements that allow them to develop their future workforce. in addition, we can readily engage faculty for specific technical expertise as your needs dictate.
thank you for your interest in udri! i encourage you to learn more by surfing our site, visiting the institute, or giving us a call.
allan s. crasto, ph.d.
executive director, research institute