Did you know? UDRI…
… employs more than 400 full-time researchers, technicians and support staff in eight operating units that provide basic and applied R&D services for our customers.
…performed more than $90 million in sponsored research in fiscal year 2013.
…developed and operates the world’s fastest light-gas gun, used to measure the impact of space debris at orbital speeds.
…developed and operates the world’s only test facility to certify sulkies that race in U.S. Trotting Association sanctioned events.
…developed the phase-change materials used in Domino’s Pizza’s first “Heat Wave” transport pack and in portable refrigerators for vaccine delivery to Third World nations.
…designed modifications to aircraft canopies for every model of high-performance jet fighter and bomber currently flying to improve their resistance to bird strikes.
…operates the world’s first center for the scale-up and product demonstration of nano-enhanced polymer composites.
… ranks second in the nation for sponsored materials research.
… is home to three R&D 100 awards, selected by a judging panel of top scientists and editors of R&D Magazine for the top 100 “most technologically significant new products” for a given year.
…employed more than 230 undergraduate and graduate students in meaningful research in fiscal year 2013.