The University of Dayton Research Institute is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry, and nonprofit customers. Our professional engineers and scientists conduct research and provide support in a wide variety of technical areas, ensuring customer success by delivering affordable and innovative solutions, leading edge technologies and outstanding service. Our accomplishments are marked by integrity, respect for others, and commitment to the individual growth of our employees. Our major research areas include materials, energy and the environment, aeropropulsion, structures, mechanical systems, sensors and human factors. UDRI also contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research, and public service through the involvement of students, faculty, and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI has performed more than $1.5 billion to date. Since 2004, the University of Dayton Research Institute has been ranked number two in the nation among all colleges and universities for federal- and industry-funded materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. In Ohio, UDRI is number one among nonprofit institutions receiving contracts and grants from the Department of Defense. This Dayton Original is shaping the technology of tomorrow!