NASA-MIRO: Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Space Technology & Research at UDC (CAM-STAR)
The NASA-MIRO Center: CAM-STAR at UDC, will focus on research investigating various advanced manufacturing (AM) techniques and their application in Space Exploration Technology and Research. UDC is leading this effort in collaborations with
- NASA Johnson Space Center’s subject experts
- University of Maryland’s experts of nanomaterials
- Clemson University’s team on lunar regolith,
- Advanced Cooling Technologies’ ISO certified fabrication facilities
- National Institute of Standards & technology’s sophisticated laboratories.
Aligned with the four MIRO Goals, our Center objectives include
- To advance UDC’s research capacity and STEM curriculum through integrating Space Technology-focused multidisciplinary research projects; and to provide experiential learning on Advanced Manufacturing to a diverse group of students and faculty;
- To become a premier research institution through initiating and strengthening UDC’s partnerships with NASA centers, nearby research universities, space-related industries, and neighboring federal research laboratories;
- To increase the awareness of UDC and partnering institutes’ faculty cohort and students on research and STEM engagement opportunities of NASA mission directorates;
- To attract, train, and retain a diverse group of students, primary students from under-represented and minority groups, to pursue their career on NASA related areas through Space Technology-related educational experience.
Dr. Jiajun Xu