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Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics

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Phase-III: Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics  (Auburn University)

Research Focus & Anticipated Benefits

The Center for Advanced Vehicle Electronics is an Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 1999. It conducts research on cost-effective manufacturing and packaging technologies that help ensure a high reliability of the electronics housed in the harsh environments of the automotive, aerospace, military, computing, and other industries.  The center works with industry to conduct research ranging from the development of manufacturing processes and materials characterization to reliability testing and modeling.  

NSF's I/UCRC program is effecting positive change in the performance capacity of the U.S. industrial enterprise.  The centers feature high-quality, industrially relevant fundamental research, strong industrial support and collaboration in research and education, and direct transfer of research results to U.S. industry, improving its competitive posture in world markets. With industrial and other support totaling 10-15 times the NSF investment, I/UCRCs are a premier example of how to leverage federal funding to synergize the research and development process.

Education & Outreach

In addition to advancing vehicle electronics manufacturing and packaging technologies, the center is training the next-generation workforce for the field, with both graduate and undergraduate students performing research alongside faculty and other professionals. The students have won accolades for posters and presentations at a variety of professional conferences. The center conducts webinars to share new ideas as well as research results with its diverse members, and posts news and updates on Twitter.

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