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About UDRI

UDRI logo with design elementsAt the University of Dayton Research Institute, we combine (un)common sense with creativity to deliver innovative, practical science and engineering solutions. On budget. On time.

UDRI 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 accounted for 95% of the University's $238.6 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2023. UDRI is ranked first among all colleges and universities in the nation for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. The Research Institute also ranks fifth in the U.S. and first in Ohio for research and development sponsored by the Department of Defense.


University of Dayton Research Institute

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 0101