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Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation News
Lockheed Martin—one of the world’s premier aerospace and propulsion companies, with research and development impacting civil, military and space flight—recently solidified its position as a charter-level member with IACMI.
More than a hundred people were on hand recently for the opening of UT’s new Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility and Engineering Annex, located on White Avenue.
UT has been selected to participate in a $317 million public-private partnership run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and announced today by US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.
According to the News Sentinel, fiberglass pool manufacturer Leisure Pools plans to increase its Knoxville work force to 1,000 in the next decade. Part of their growth will come from composite materials manufacturing, which is crucial for the UT-led Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation.
IACMI serves as one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s highlight points for clean innovation.
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, visited the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Thursday as part of a two-day tour of the institutes that make up the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.
Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Department of Energy Assistant Secretary David Danielson will visit the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation in Knoxville.
Hundreds of composites experts from industry, government, and academia gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center for the launch of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI. UT and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are among IACMI’s founding research partners.
John D. Tickle—a longtime supporter of UT and a member of the College of Engineering’s board of advisors—is past president of ACMA, met with IACMI and ACMA members.