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“Provide a forum for industry/university cooperative research including evaluation, design, modeling, and development of advanced materials and structures for energy transfer, aerospace, automotive, nuclear, deep sea, and other extreme applications.”

— HVT Center Mission Statement

The National Science Foundation Center for Novel High Voltage/Temperature Materials and Structures

is an industry/university cooperative research center (I/UCRC). The Center was established in June 2014. Its mission is to provide a forum for cooperative research including evaluation, design, modeling, and development of novel high voltage and high temperature materials and structures for energy transfer, aerospace, automotive and other applications.

There are only 91 active industry/university cooperative research centers across the United States. Learn more about the NSF Industry & University Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC) here.


The Center adds value to its members by:

  • Access to complementary university, state, federal or privately funded research
  • Leveraging of NSF funds to support your industrially relevant fundamental research
  • Only 10 % overhead cost! (compared to 50 % in traditional industry sponsored academic research)
  • Royalty free access to intellectual property and pre-publication access to research results
  • Pool of trained students
  • Access to equipment

“The center will utilize the most advanced aerospace technologies to design novel materials and structures for the next generation electrical grid. The aggressive environment of the high voltage grid will drive innovations that will benefit other industries such as aerospace, oil, transportation, and many others.”

-Dr. Maciej Kumosa, Center Director

Structure of the Center:

  • Industry Advisory Board (IAB) reviews and approves research projects
  • At least one IAB member will serve as mentor for each project with regular ongoing communication with primary investigator (PI)
  • Research updates presented at semi-annual meetings to full IAB

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