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UD/UDRI Summer Research Fellowship

Summer Collaboration Expands Research

Faculty applications will be accepted Jan. 15 - Feb. 28, 2020.

The UD/UDRI Summer Research Fellowship program matches School of Engineering faculty with 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 which enables formal collaboration should lead to join proposals between UD and UDRI as well as help build networks 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 a proposal is submitted at the end of the summer.


  • Fall 2019 – UDRI researchers submit Statements-of-Need
  • Faculty applications open January-February
  • Feb. 28, 2020 – Deadline for faculty applications
  • Spring 2020 – Matching of UD faculty to Statements-of-Need
  • April 2020 – Partnership announcements are made
  • May-August 2020 – Fellowship program officially commences
  • September 2020 – RECAP session to discuss research and conclude fellowship

2020 Research Statements-of-Need

  • Reinforcement Learning Agent – Dr. Ian Cannon
  • Thermal Modeling of High-Speed Vehicle Power Extraction – Dr. Mike Hanchak
  • Foundations and Applications of Trustworthy AI in Physical Systems – Dr. Zhenhua Jiang
  • Textile Batteries for Multifunctional Structures and Materials – Dr. Paul Kladitis
  • Machine Learning Applications for Complex Materials Characterization – Dr. Victoria Kramb
  • Mixed Reality Integration for Enhanced Operator Safety and Reliability – Dr. Victoria Kramb

Click here for Statements-of-Need details.


Faculty applications are being accepted from Jan. 15, 2020, through Feb. 28, 2020. To apply, click the following link:


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