Advanced Manufacturing Centers
NASCENT intends to create high throughput, reliable, and versatile nanomanufacturing systems that will revolutionize future-generation mobile computing and energy devices.
C-SOPS is designing the future of pharmaceutical products and processes.
CCEFP develops new compact and highly efficient fluid power systems that will enable energy savings in the agriculture, mining, health, construction and transportation sectors.
CBiRC reduces dependence on petro-chemical feedstocks by integrating biological and chemical catalysis systems to produce biorenewable chemicals.
Synberc is developing the understanding and technological tools needed to design biological systems for pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, and other areas where the high costs and long development times of conventional biological approaches are prohibitive.
Graduated Centers (Self-sustaining)
With eighteen years of experience in the research, development and facilitated commercialization of particulate based systems, PERC is now looking forward to an exciting future, innovating and transforming particle science and technology advances into useful applications for sustained societal well-being.
Develop the fundamentals and technology needed to manufacture discrete parts from high-strength and low-weight materials to net or near net dimensions at reduced cost and lead times using sheet metal forming and forging methods
Engage scientists and engineers in a pre-competitive, non-proprietary and collaborative industry-university partnership environment enabling member companies to delve into the fundamental science behind their products and processes
Develop methods and technological tools needed to enhance enterprise responsiveness to global markets, by introducing cost-effective changeable manufacturing systems with in-line product quality evaluation
Pursue systems research, with an emphasis on advanced strategies for high-level synthesis and analysis of complex, multidisciplinary engineering systems, using model-based systems engineering techniques
Provide an integrated research and education environment for the systems-oriented study of high performance fibers, films, and composites for applications ranging from military to medical uses
Identify, seed, and grow new areas of multidisciplinary research in complex engineered materials, devices, processes, and systems
Develop a methodology for incorporating Environmental, Safety & Health (ESH) factors as design parameters in the development of new processes, tools, and protocols for semiconductor manufacturing