Graduate School of Engineering & Management


Universities & Industry
CDE collaborates on research projects with both universities and industries. The Center manages new and existing Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). CDE will also collaborate in the co-authorship of joint proposals. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Steven Fiorino, CDE Director.

Government Agencies
CDE works directly with DOD and other US government agencies to address research problems related to directed energy by consulting, advising, and conducting sponsored research. Most CDE research is sponsred by the US Air Force or other government agencies. Inquiries concerning research collaboration should be directed to Dr. Steven Fiorino, CDE Director.

CDE currently collaborates with the following universities, industries, and government agencies:

  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Air Force
  • Army
  • Dayton Area Graduate Studies Institute (DAGSI)
  • Directed Energy Professional Society (DEPS)
  • Directed Energy Test and Evaluation Capability (DETEC)
  • High Energy Laser – Joint Technology Office (HEL-JTO)
  • The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System (JPALS)
  • MZA
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • The National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC)
  • Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) and the Optical Sciences Company (tOSC)
  • Navy
  • Notre Dame
  • University of Dayton
  • National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
  • Riverside Research 
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of New Mexico (UNM)