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The Industry Collegium of the Advanced Engineered Materials Center provides a proactive forum where people from industry and UND can work as partners in exploring and pursuing innovative engineered materials research and development. The AEM-C Industry Collegium expands on UND's traditionally close ties with industry by providing a direct link between materials research here and the short-, medium-, and long-term needs of its member companies. The AEM-C works closely with the expertise resident within UND's science and technology community, providing specific expert guidance to companies with materials-related needs.
The AEM-C Industry Collegium provides both a gateway to the broad science and technology community at UND and a range of outreach mechanisms that allow industry to derive substantial value from its collaborations and interaction with UND. The Collegium will create many dynamic modes of knowledge transfer, technology delivery, and personnel exchange. These mechanisms combine the best of academia's intellectual capabilities with industrial engineering practice to solve product, process, and systems problems and implement solutions.
Preproposal exchanges of information can be conducted under non-disclosure agreements to protect proprietary company information and facilitate open discussion.
The AEM-C Industry Collegium expands upon UND's traditionally close liaison with industry by providing a direct link between materials science, engineering, and processing research at the university and the short-, medium-, and long-term needs of your company. When your company joins the Collegium, you gain guided access to research at the cutting edge of technology across the broad engineering and science community at UND. The Center acts as the one-stop facilitator between UND's engineering researchers and members of your company, conducting research briefings, visits, and personnel exchanges while also providing novel opportunities for bilateral information exchange.
The key value that Industry Collegium membership provides companies is guided access to UND faculty. Our staff first works to understand your needs, then sets up interactions with faculty appropriate to those needs. The engineering community at UND is very broad, and the AEM-C helps you make the most of your time and resources.
The AEM-C provides opportunities for personnel exchanges, whether through extended residence visits for industrial researchers to participate in on-campus projects, or through UND students and staff working at company sites. One-on-one contact between your personnel and our faculty and students encourages the flow of creative ideas in both directions, and permits your company to follow the professional development of the undergraduate and graduate students who will be the future experts in engineered materials. All information or personnel exchanges can be conducted under non-disclosure agreements to protect proprietary information and facilitate open discussion.
- Guided access to current research activities and technology development opportunities
- One-on-one research discussions with our faculty and staff
- Strategic research briefings at UND or at your site
- Extended residency visits for industrial scientists and engineers to participate in current on-campus research projects
- Technology monitoring and networking
- Tours of Center facilities and laboratories
- Organization of thematic working groups involving faculty, company personnel, and federal laboratory personnel
- Opportunities for UND students and faculty to work at company sites on proprietary R&D projects through a viable mechanism at UND
- Lectures, short courses, and continuing education for corporate staff development
- Opportunities for student recruitment
As a Collegium member, your company will receive premium access to information via our website, periodic publications, including Materials Research at UND, an annual review of materials research progress, invitations to workshops and symposia, and opportunities for personnel exchanges. One-on-one contact between your personnel and our faculty, staff, and students encourages the flow of creativity and innovation in both directions. For UND, interaction with a problem-rich industry drives the thirst to see solutions reach the marketplace. For your company, some of the best minds can be focused on your problems and opportunities. Your company can create and promote cooperative or sponsored research and development programs with knowledgeable experts who are committed to working with industry. In addition, your company can follow the professional development of undergraduate and graduate students, the future experts in engineered materials product and processing and your prospective employees. We cordially invite your company to become a member of the Advanced Engineered Materials Center Industry Collegium.
An Advisory Board including representatives of participating companies exists to review and to provide advice concerning overall program direction.
For more information, please contact us.