The Center for Design, Manufacturing, and Materials (CDMM) is engaged in the development of advanced manufacturing technologies that are based on fundamental science and engineering principles. The main research activities are focused on the development and implementation of new simulation-driven design and manufacturing paradigms and on the creation of sustainable and reliable materials, structures, and engineering systems with enhanced lifecycle, mechanical and physical characteristics demanded in high-tech industries.

The Center is focused on research, education, and innovation around the set of selected key thrust areas of advanced manufacturing: polymer-based composite materials, 3D-printing technologies, thermal spray processing, digital design and manufacturing, and product lifecycle management. Its strategic objectives are:

  • to perform cutting-edge basic and applied research in the key thrust areas of advanced manufacturing;
  • to educate the next generation of researchers, engineers, and practitioners to assume a role of technical leadership in research and innovation of high-tech sector;
  • to create business opportunities in the key thrusts areas of advanced manufacturing in the form of advisory services, centers of collective use services, industry-funded research, and new enterprises.

Since its inception in 2015, the CDMM has established six research laboratories that are being used for both research and education: Composite Materials and Structures Laboratory, Additive Manufacturing Laboratory, Mechanical Testing and Materials Characterization Laboratory, Laboratory for Cyber-Physical Systems, Laboratory of Thermal Spray, and Micro and Nano Mechanics Laboratory.

Two  educational programs in engineering science and digital technologies have been developed and fully accredited: Master’s program in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Ph.D. program in Mechanics. Full curriculum for these programs consisting of over 20 M.Sc. and Ph.D. level courses, taught by CDMM faculty, is developed.