UD to break its research record with anticipated $130M funding

The University of Dayton expects to break a record this year with annual sponsored research projected to total nearly $130 million.

The new record reflects a growth of 10 percent from fiscal year 2017, the university reports.

To highlight the impact of research achievements by faculty, staff and students, UD has launched a new website called “Momentum.”

RELATED: UD professor awarded more than $364K to study grasshoppers

The website boasts UD’s rankings in the research community. UD is the top rated school among all universities in Ohio and all Catholic universities nationally for sponsored engineering research and development, according to the website.

RELATED: UD launches program to boost quality of life in Dayton

UD is also second in the nation in federally sponsored materials research and development and ranks ninth in the nation for sponsored research at private research universities without medical schools.

Momentum reports 12 stories that illustrate the wide range of research being conducted at UD including:

• Engineering Wellness through Biomechanics Lab, which brings engineering researchers together with faculty from the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program to develop ways to help people move and live better.

• Investigating how DNA creates diversity through a $839,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

• Putting sustainability research to work on an East Dayton community garden.

RELATED: UD president promises continued support for Paris Climate Accord goals

• Studying the eyes of fruit flies for keys to Alzheimer’s disease.

• Giving NASA an assist in determining a landing site for the Mars rover.

• Building a school and developing curricula for a high school in Malawi to improve life for the people of Sangilo Village.

• Breaking new ground with R&D engineers at Emerson’s Helix Innovation Center and the GE Aviation EPISCenter on energy efficiency and advanced electrical power technologies.

About the Author