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Center for Manufacturing Research

No-Cost Energy Efficiency Assessments
Small and medium sized manufacturers can apply to receive a free energy assessment through the Industrial Assessment Center. Engineering faculty and students perform a comprehensive review of major plant energy users and provide a formal report with specific recommendations to save you money on your utility bills!

Putting technology to work for you!

The Center for Manufacturing Research was created to draw together resources of the State of Tennessee, the university, industries and government funding agencies into a cooperative effort to be on the leading edge of the latest technological advances in manufacturing. The Center draws upon expertise from throughout the College of Engineering and various other colleges, departments and the university, as appropriate, as well as resources outside the university. The Center also employs dedicated faculty and staff that are responsible for enhancing and supporting our strategic research program. Staffing includes three faculty, one Post Doctoral Assistant, three R&D engineers, eight supporting office and laboratory staff, and numerous graduate research assistants.

Established in 1985, the Center for Manufacturing Research exceeded the State of Tennessee's benchmarks of performance and was officially recognized by the State as an Accomplished Center of Excellence in 1990.

As part of the College of Engineering's new initiative, the Center is the home of three strategic research areas:

For more information contact:

Vahid Motevalli, Ph.D.
Interim Director
Center for Manufacturing Research


Congratulations to Dr. Jiahong Zhu on the award of a two-year DOE grant "Solid Oxide Fuel Innovative Concepts and Core Technology Research Program".
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Industrial Assessment Center Lead Students, Ian Swagerty and Anthony Taylor, become certified Department of Energy PSAT Qualified Specialists.
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 CMR Student Leora Maxwell at the 2015 CMR Student Leora Maxwell at the 2015 "Posters at the Capitol"
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Working Summer Internships in Industrial Energy Efficiency are Available
Internships - 2015

3d Printer CMR Offers 3D Printing Capabilities
3D Flyer

Dr. Robert Qiu Dr. Robert Qiu Named IEEE Fellow

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Dr. Holly Stretz Dr. Holly Stretz awarded beam time on ORNL Spallation Neutron Source.

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Dr. Vahid Motevalli Dr. Vahid Motevalli Participates in A3IRCON 2015.

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