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University of Dayton Research Institute

University of Dayton Research Institute

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The University of Dayton Research Institute conducts $100 million in sponsored basic and applied research every year and employs more than 500 people. It is a global leader in advanced materials - pioneering developments in advanced polymers, composites, nanomaterials and additive manufacturing - as well as structures, aerospace systems and propulsion, mechanical systems and human factors. Of late, it has moved into the newer sciences of sensors and biofuels. It consistently ranks in the top 3 of all colleges and universities in the nation for the amount of sponsored materials research it performs.