Director's Note

Welcome to the Composite Vehicle Research Center website.The following web pages are intended to provide a brief overview of our activities; if you would like to find out more, please contact me. You may also be interested in our latest brochure. (Click here - opens in PDF).

Michigan State University College of Engineering has three major facilities for conducting research and development in the area of composite materials. These facilities are:

These three facilities are central to the mission of the new Department of Energy sponsored Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI).

We hope to create a new paradigm for a university research center through collaboration across the size scale, from nano to macro, i.e. from current revolutionary developments in material science to the design of advanced components and structures for vehicles.

At the same time we aim to collaborate across the innovation process from breakthrough research through technology validation to product development by forming close relationships with participants in the innovation process, such as research organizations, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and end-users.

Director, Dr. Martin Hawley