Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. University of Dayton Research Institute is a research institute led by the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. In 2004 and 2005, the Research Institute was ranked no2 in the nation in federal and industry-funded materials research by the National Science Foundation. In Ohio, UDRI is number one among nonprofit institutions receiving contracts and grants from the Department of Defense.The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) employs nearly 400 full-time researchers. In 2009, UDRI performed more than $95 million in sponsored research.The research institute is nationally recognized for its many research projects. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI broke the $1 billion mark in sponsored research at the end of 2003. In fiscal year 2005, sponsored research at UDRI topped $70 million.