VCU joins forces with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing as a new organizing university member

Virginia Commonwealth University partnership with Virginia’s Applied Research Consortium will fuel economic development through R&D, innovation

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Virginia Commonwealth University and the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) today announced with Gov. Terry McAuliffe that the university will partner with the research center as a new academic member.

“VCU’s partnership with CCAM is beneficial for all faculty, staff and students of the school,” said Barbara Boyan, Ph.D., dean of the School of Engineering. “This broadens our research opportunities and gives students the chance to gain hands-on, industry experience through internships. With the power of CCAM behind our research ventures, VCU School of Engineering is sure to have a lasting impact on all engineering fields.”

VCU is a broad discipline research institution with developments in several areas of mechanical, electrical, computer, biomedical and nuclear engineering.

Over 50 research areas were identified by the school to provide research opportunities for students and professors from all five departments. From medical device design to semiconductor device theory, the School of Engineering has plans to conduct research in a myriad of fields.

CCAM President and Executive Director Joseph Moody said, “CCAM is delighted to join forces with VCU as our newest university and academic member  creating a dynamic partnership and collaboration. The VCU research mission and quest for distinction reflects a deep legacy and commitment to innovation through research, development and excellence. CCAM shares that vision and looks forward to new breakthrough manufacturing technologies that will move industry into the future.”

VCU joins the University of Virginia, Virginia State University, Virginia Tech and Old Dominion University, becoming CCAM’s fifth university partner.

CCAM bridges the gap between research and commercialization, accelerating new manufacturing technology developments to market. CCAM’s 21 industry and government members include Aerojet Rocketdyne, Airbus, Canon Virginia Inc., Chromalloy, Newport News Shipbuilding, Oerlikon Metco, Rolls-Royce, Sandvik Coromant, Siemens,  Blaser Swisslube, EOS, Hermle Machine Co., Mitutoyo, Paradigm Precision, Buehler, Cool Clean Technologies, GF AgieCharmilles, Mechdyne, National Instruments, SIS and the NASA Langley Research Center.


Feature image at top: Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during the ceremony. Joining him were (from left) Barbara Boyan, Ph.D., dean of the VCU School of Engineering; VCU President Michael Rao, Ph.D.; and Joseph Moody, CCAM president and executive director.