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UD-UDRI Research Fellowship

Summer Collaboration Expands Research

2022 Faculty Applications Now Closed - Please congratulate:

  • UDRI - Jevan Furmanski - Realistic Damage Modeling of Intrinsic Flaws in Additively Manufactured Composite Structures and UD Fellow: Thomas Whitney, associate professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
  • UDRI - Bert Liu -  Analyzing Composite Damage Data Using Machine Learning and UD Fellow: Khalid Zouhri, assistant professor with the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology

The UD/UDRI Research Fellowship program matches the School of Engineering faculty and UDRI researchers with the goal of expanding areas of research that are fundable by outside parties. Faculty lend their expertise while learning more about UDRI’s research, capabilities, and personnel. This program enables formal collaboration to help build networks and leads to joint proposals between UD and UDRI.

Fellowship Types

  1. Junior Faculty Fellowship (1-15 years of typical professional experience) — 1 to 1.5 months, full-time. (dependent upon professional experience, to be determined by selection committee).
  2. Senior Faculty Fellowship (15+ years professional experience) — 1 day per week during summer. $1000 honorarium, with $5000 honorarium if proposal submitted at end of summer.

Application Process

  1. Review the Statements of Need from UDRI: 2023 TBD
  2. Apply to the 2023 program: TBD
  3. Email your CV to Judy Grant (


  • Fall – UDRI researchers submit Statements of Need
  • Faculty applications open January-February
  • February – Deadline for faculty applications
  • Spring – UD faculty matched to UDRI Statements of Need
  • April – Partnership announcements made
  • May – Fellowship program commences
  • September – RECAP session


Please direct your questions to Bob Wilkens, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation.


School of Engineering Associate Deans

Kettering Laboratories
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0254