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Dave Dunn

Division Head, Power & Energy

University of Dayton Research Institute: Power and Energy


Email: Dave Dunn
Phone: 937-229-2321
1700 S. Patterson Boulevard, Room N3651, Dayton, OH 45409
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Dave Dunn is the Division Head for the Power and Energy Division comprised of over 80 engineers, scientists, and technicians conducting research and development on a wide variety of energy-related projects including alternative energy solutions, microgrids, aircraft power systems, intelligent power solutions, thermal generation systems, combustion, hypersonic combustion, bio fuels, fuel solutions and energetic materials.  He has over 25 years of experience leading military research, development, testing and transition.  His first 21 years were as an active duty Air Force Officer where he worked assignments in Intel, Flight test, the National Reconnaissance office, rapid capability office and the Holloman High Speed Test Track.  Since his retirement from the US Air Force, Dave has supported a wide range of projects transitioning technology for UDRI.  These projects included transitioning new technology in support of advanced, energy efficient industrial process projects, energy portfolio support, wargaming and simulations, and sustainment technologies.


  • M.S., Electrical Energy, Low Observables, AFIT, 1994
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Digital Systems, USAFA, 1993
  • Flight Test Engineering Course, USAF Test Pilot School, Class 99B

Honors & Awards

  • NRO Director's Award
  • Department of Commerce Science and Technology Fellow


  • Head Coach, BONDS 5811, FIRST Robotics Competition
  • Director, RaiseSTEM!