The National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) program provides industry, government, and research organizations the means to leverage research and development (R&D) investments with centers renowned for their innovative research capabilities.
The NSF IUCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center successfully launched in July 2007. Phase II status was formally granted beginning July 1, 2012 and going to June 30, 2017. Phase III was formally granted effective August 1, 2017 to continue through 2022. Support comes through a grant by the National Science Foundation and through industry sponsorship.
Current projects include the development of smart materials and devices for vehicle use. This pre-competitive technology is shared among contributing members.
The Honda R&D Americas Designated Chair in Engineering
Director, NSF IUCRC on Smart Vehicle Concepts
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
The Ohio State University
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