Advanced Manufacturing

N.C. A&T Welcomes Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing   

As an outgrowth of its recently updated strategic plan and commitment to outstanding quality in research, teaching, and community engagement, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has created a Center of Excellence in Product Design and Advanced Manufacturing (CEPDAM).

The Center is led by Dr. Salil Desai, an industrial and systems engineering professor.The Center’s vision is to be a leader in transformational design and manufacturing to address local and global challenges by innovating convergent solutions through inclusive partnerships. The mission of the center is to advance and translate knowledge in design and manufacturing to enhance economic competitiveness.

Goals of CEPDAM

Goal 1: Excel as a premier research and technology focused enterprise in design and manufacturing.

Goal 2: Educate students to be innovators and leaders.

Goal 3: Perpetuate workforce development and life-long learning.

Goal 4: Incubate and translate innovation to industry and the community.