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 Allan S. Crasto, Ph.D.

 Director, Research Institute 



300 College Park

Dayton, OH 45469-0101




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shaping the technology of tomorrow®


Since its inception in 1956, the University of Dayton Research Institute has been helping customers achieve success in reaching their research and development goals, solving challenging technical problems, and transitioning technologies into application.


Our full-time staff of close to 500 people combine creative research expertise and extensive technical capabilities with a strong customer focus to deliver quality solutions, on budget and on time. Furthermore, our flexibility on intellectual property rights, our responsiveness to changing customer needs, and our diversity of contracting mechanisms reduce the barriers to successful collaborations and partnerships and make it easy to do business with us.


We specialize in the research, development, application and transition of technology in diverse fields, including materials, structures, energy, propulsion, manufacturing, sensors, intelligence and much more. Our materials research effort alone is the third largest in the nation among universities, and our engineering research ranks second in Ohio. As a division of the University of Dayton, the Research Institute provides unique opportunities for our customers to engage students under arrangements that allow them to develop their future workforce. In addition, we can readily engage faculty for specific technical expertise as your needs dictate.


I thank you for your interest in our organization and encourage you to learn more by surfing our site, visiting the Institute, or giving us a call.


Allan S. Crasto, Ph.D.
Director, Research Institute



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