history of innovation
continues with Applied Optimization
, an engineering research and development firm. Since 2009, the company has grown revenues by 56%, hiring additional employees and leasing additional space. Their string of successess has allowed them to take on new, exciting projects.
Applied Optimization is focused on space sciences and advanced manufacturing. It hearkens back to the city’s Rust Belt lore with a 21st
century feel. Its team of engineers and computer scientists has worked on a variety of aerospace projects, including Boeing LTS, Rolls Royce, Phantom Works as well as government organizations, such as the Missile Defense Agency.
Principal Scientist Dr. Anil Chaudhary has been with the downtown R&D organization since he started the company in 1995. He attributes the company’s success to a simple mantra: “Do good work and keep your promises.”
Unsurprisingly, working in the city that gave us flight has had a special impact on Chaudhary, who came to the United States to continue his education after receiving his bachelor of technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1977. “Dayton offers unique, first-hand opportunities to interact with scientists who are on the forefront of technological developments,” he explains. “It is an important plus.”
Recently, Chaudhary began work on 3-D printing of metallic parts. "The goal is to be able to produce a small batch of parts economically. This is particularly relevant for aerospace applications where the lot sizes are typically small. The work we do are research programs sponsored by the Air Force, Navy and the Army. We also provide commercial support to the aerospace industry."
Given their progress, Chaudhary predicts continued success “as long as we always remember why the customers gave us work in the first place.”
Source: Dr. Anil Chaudhary
Writer: Joe Baur