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Center of Innovation in Mechanics for Design and Manufacturing (CiMDM)

The threefold mission of the Center of Innovation in Mechanics for Design and Manufacturing (CiMDM) is: research; education and training and global collaborations; and industry and governmental lab outreach (provide consultancy and expert technical services to industry and also collaborative in research with government labs). The center aims to solve the need for mechanics support for early stage design and subsequent manufacturing. This is complementary to the advances in manufacturing techniques, sensor-based manufacturing process prognostics, supply chain innovations, and quality control measures. Developments and advances in mechanics are essential to gaining insight into the physics of these processes.

J.N. Reddy

  • Director, Center of Innovation in Mechanics for Design and Manufacturing (CiMDM)
  • Oscar S. Wyatt Jr. Chair Professor
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Regents Professor
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering
J.N. Reddy

Center for Intelligent Multifunctional Materials and Structures

The Center for Intelligent Multifunctional Materials and Structures (CiMMS) consists of some of the top researchers in Texas and the world, including a Nobel laureate and several members of the National Academies, in biotechnology, nanotechnology, biomaterials and aerospace engineering to develop the next generation of bio-nano materials and structures for aerospace vehicles. CiMMS is a collaborative effort of professors and researchers from six universities: Prairie View A&M University, Rice University, Texas A&M University, Texas Southern University, University of Houston, and The University of Texas at Arlington.

Amine Benzerga

  • Director, Center for Intelligent Multifunctional Materials and Structures (CiMMS)
  • Professor
  • Holder of the General Dynamics Professorship in Aerospace Engineering
Amine Benzerga

Institute for Manufacturing Systems

The Institute for Manufacturing Systems was formed to provide coordination of research and education in the broad area of manufacturing systems. The institute serves as a focus for manufacturing research. The term “manufacturing” is used in its most broad sense and encompasses all aspects related to the production and distribution of goods, including product and process design and engineering, operations, marketing and sales and product life cycle management.

Satish Bukkapatnam

  • Director, Institute for Manufacturing Systems
  • Professor
  • Rockwell International Professor
Satish Bukkapatnam