Tipp City Rotary Club Meeting 5.28.14


An overview of the research enterprise at the University of Dayton was presented at the May 28, Tipp City Rotary Club meeting. Dr. Michael McCabe, Director of the UD Research Institute indicated that research at UD is performed in both the academic departments and in the UD Research Institute. UDRI consists of 430 people who are fully supported by funding from outside of the university. Research revenues at UD have averaged around $90 million annually over the last three years. Major areas of expertise are in advanced materials, sensors, mechanical and structural technologies, environmental engineering, energy and fuels research, and over a dozen other areas. Application areas include automotive, aviation and aerospace, sustainable energy, UAVs and many other areas. A major emphasis at UD is turning research into economic outcomes. Commercialization of technology to create new jobs, new products, and new businesses, are extremely important. UD’s philosophy concerning intellectual property was discussed. The university has adopted a business friendly attitude that includes liberal policies when it comes to intellectual property and this makes them easy to work with on development programs. Pictured are Dr. Michael McCabe (left) and Program Chairperson Bill Rodenberg.


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