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Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing integrates information technology, design methodology, rapid prototyping, automation, computation, software, sensing, networking, and new materials in the production of products as well as the systems that support and enable them. Examples include robotics and other automation; additive and traditional machining; computation; and visualization equipment.

Advanced Manufacturing approaches and techniques can apply to cutting-edge technical fields such as aerospace, nanotechnology, and biopharmaceuticals as well as to traditional industries such as furniture, textiles and motor vehicles, all of which are part of the North Carolina manufacturing economy.


The Future of Electronics: Designing new materials for organic electronics

  • NC Carbon Materials Initiative: Materials Design, Processing, and Manufacturing
  • $2,829,994
  • July 2014 - June 2017
  • Led by Harald Ade, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Physics, NCSU
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • North Carolina Central University

The Future of Vaccines: Using algae for large-scale vaccine and therapeutic production

  • Bioengineering Microalgae for Large-Scale Production of Therapeutic Antibodies Against Ebola, West Nile Virus, and Rabies
  • $600,000
  • July 2014 - June 2017
  • Led by TinChung Leung, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology at North Carolina Central University
  • North Carolina Central Universty
  • NC Research Campus
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill