Institutes and Centers
Where will you be studying in a few years? At the University of Dayton, from our renovation of Kettering Labs on campus to our work with the University of Dayton Research Institute, you'll have the opportunity to work in world-class research institutes and centers.
Since 1993, the professional experts at the Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center (AIM) have been helping manufacturing companies all over the Miami Valley tackle the rigors of lean implementation and process improvement, provide hands-on employee training, and design and manufacture complex prototypes.
The University of Dayton's Building Energy Center (UD-BEC) was founded in 2006 with the goal of helping to improve building performance and energy efficiency while educating energy-efficiency engineers and advancing the science of building energy performance.
Learn from us through continuing education opportunities in lean manufacturing, reliability and other areas. The Center for Competitive Change provides educational performance-based, lean learning events that help organizations become successfully positioned for getting to the future first.
The Center for Strategic Energy and Environmental Informatics was recently selected by Ohio Governor, Ted Strickland, to be one of seven university energy centers in the state. This center combines world class strengths in energy, environmental and biological informatics to help Ohioans improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts. Strategic opportunities for reductions in energy consumption and environmental impacts yield the potential to save Ohioans and Ohio's industry billions of dollars.
The University of Dayton Industrial Assessment Center (UD-IAC) conducts free energy, waste and production assessments for mid-sized industries and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The cornerstone of the University of Dayton School of Engineering, the Innovation Center is a transformational space where all disciplines of our school come together to encounter, debate, address, investigate and solve multi-faceted problems.
The Ladar and Optical Communications Institute is believed to offer the nation's first laser radar curriculum. LOCI consolidates the brainpower of the region's ladar researchers — instructors from UD and the Air Force Institute of Technology — to put ladar on a faster track to the battlefield and business.
The NEST Lab is a multiuser facility — utilized by student researchers, faculty, and educational and industry clients — with state-of-the-art equipment that enables research and development through the interrogation, characterization and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale.
The Vision Lab at the University of Dayton focuses on computer vision and wide-area surveillance to develop new algorithms and architectures for real-time applications in the areas of signal processing, image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, artificial neural networks and bio-mimetic object-vision recognition.