Outreach

With the ability to facilitate faculty collaboration—within the SSoE, among the University, and especially with external partners in industry, government, and academia—the UPCAM operates as a coordinator for incoming requests in areas related to AdvM and as a broker to ensure the success and satisfaction of all parties engaged in these interactions.

AIM Higher

The AIM Higher Consortium is a wide-ranging program funded by the Department of Defense with the goal of strengthening the defense supply chain in the Greater Pittsburgh region of Southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

AIM Higher is led by Catalyst Connection with over 30 academic, economic development, technology institute, and manufacturing partners from around the region. The Program is funded by the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (DoD-OLDCC). The AIM Higher Consortium will directly support DoD-OLDCC’s mission to enhance the readiness, resiliency, and innovation of the national defense manufacturing supply chain. This program supports that effort by providing comprehensive technical assistance to small- and medium-sized defense manufacturing entities in key technology areas. The objective is support to small and medium-sized manufacturers in the defense industry seeking to expand business and operational capabilities to strengthen the supply chain and create and retain jobs in defense manufacturing sectors.

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AMPED Consortium

Consortium Mission: To develop an innovation ecosystem and educational programs for advancing soft magnetic materials and component technologies spanning fundamental science to end-use application in collaboration with various offices and programs.
Consortium Goals:
1) To play a leadership role in providing highly qualified talent to the burgeoning soft magnetics industry and the electric power industry more broadly.
2) To serve as the primary convener for a unique and much needed university / industry / national lab community.
3) To become the premier source of university technical support to industry (papers, patents, direct research support).
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CIS

The Center for Industry Studies supports multidisciplinary research that helps link scholars to some of the most important and challenging problems faced by modern industry. Our activities and programs are motivated by the firm conviction that bringing engineers and social scientists together for research collaboration can lead to important advances in scholarship and produce research of significant practical value to industry.

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Cyber-X Project

Cyber-X is a team tasked with Securing the Industrial Internet. Our team members are involved in research focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing, law and policy, energy and utilities, healthcare and the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), and other evolving areas. To address the challenges of cybersecurity for our critical infrastructure, the Center will focus on industry sectors where both security and high-assurance are necessary. Combining security and high-assurance is challenging because it requires both resilience against unknown disturbances and security against intentional adversaries. Cyber-X Project

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Center for Energy

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Energy is a university-wide endeavor that leverages the energy-related expertise of approximately 100 faculty members across campus from multiple disciplines and departments among the Swanson School of Engineering, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Law School, Business School and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Established in 2008, the Center is a unifying entity for faculty members to collaborate with each other, regional energy industry leaders, government agencies, and the community to address the many challenges and opportunities associated with the generation, transmission, and utilization of energy.

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GRID Institute

The University of Pittsburgh’s Energy GRID Institute, newly established to leverage public and private partnerships with state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities, is a comprehensive international solution center for the entire electric power industry, located in downtown Pittsburgh at the Energy Innovation Center. The laboratory was nationally benchmarked to create academia's most advanced electric power utility scale research entity. The lab focuses on advancing modern power systems, integrating distributed generation sources into AC (13.8 kV, 4.16 kV, 480 V, 208 V) and DC (1.5 kV, 380 V) microgrids in order to demonstrate and study novel power products, as well as monitoring, control and protection systems.

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Investing Now

INVESTING NOW, created in 1988, is a college preparatory program created to stimulate, support, and recognize the high academic performance of pre-college students from groups that are historically underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors and careers. The purpose of the program is to ensure that participants are well prepared for matriculation at the University of Pittsburgh.

Investing Now

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MAC

The MAC's facility at 7800 Susquehanna Street in Pittsburgh is 9,000 sq. ft. In addition to formal classroom space, the MAC's machining lab has lathes, mills, drill presses, precision surface grinders, as well as HAAS and MAZAK CNC machines. The Maker Space and CAD/CAM lab help round out this center for innovation and active learning.

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MDS-Rely

The Center for Materials Data Science for Reliability and Degradation (MDS-Rely) seeks to apply data science-informed research to better understand the reliability and lifetime of essential materials. MDS-Rely is a National Science Foundation Industry University Cooperative Research Center between Case Western Reserve University and University of Pittsburgh. If you are interested in partnering with Case or Pitt professors, please contact Dr. Roger French or Dr. Paul Leu. The MDS-Rely Center utilizes rigorous data science methods and analytics to improve product reliability and lifetime. The center accomplishes this objective by fostering long term relationships between Industry, Academia, and Government entities.
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MOST-AM

The MOST-AM Consortium is a public-private partnership aimed at developing the most advanced modeling and simulation tools for additive manufacturing (AM). Leveraging talent, facilities and research to significantly advance additive manufacturing through modeling and simulation tools.

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