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S 2 ERC Planning Meeting for Georgetown University Site January 14-15, 2013 Larry Hornak & Rathindra (Babu) DasGupta Engineering – IIP Rita Rodriguez – CNS/CISE Alex Schwarzkopf - Expert . Welcome to the Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Program. S 2 ERC.
S2ERC Planning Meeting forGeorgetown University SiteJanuary 14-15, 2013Larry Hornak & Rathindra (Babu) DasGuptaEngineering – IIPRita Rodriguez – CNS/CISEAlex Schwarzkopf - Expert Welcome to the Industry / University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) Program Directorate for Engineering S2ERC Current S2ERC Configuration:
  • One Center, One Industry Advisory Board
  • Three Sites, each carrying its weight, adding its own value
  • Ball State University (lead) – Phase I
  • Iowa State University - Phase I
  • Virginia Tech University in Arlington VA – Phase I
  • Georgetown University – Planning grant
  • Vida Scarpello – Center Evaluator
  • S2ERC Expectations
  • Establish S2ERC I/UCRC Processes, Rhythm
  • Establish Effective, Consistent Center Operations
  • Meetings, financials, cooperative portfolio selection, communications
  • Member recruitment and retention
  • IAB Operation
  • Implement a Strategic Research Roadmap
  • Provide Technology Transfer Success Stories
  • Provide data on I/UCRC students trained versus number of students hired by members (by year)
  • Hone Center’s Value Proposition
  • S2ERC/Typical Organization Chart Lead University Industries in the Target Sectoracross the United States Univ. Admin office Academic Policy Committee NSF S2ERC Director Ball State INDUSTRIALADVISORYBOARD (IAB) CENTEREVALUATOR Current Sites Planned Sites Ball State Faculty Iowa State Site Director, Faculty Virginia Tech Site Director, Faculty Georgetown Site Director, Faculty project project project project project project project project project project project project project
  • Center provides a seamless interface to its talent
  • Center has ONE IAB which recommends, monitors portfolio
  • Each academic site cluster carries its own weight
  • I/UCRC Fast Facts – FY12 Snapshot ENG – Engineering CISE – Computer and Info. Sci and Eng.
  • Program Funding
  • $16M in Program Funding (ENG, CISE)
  • Nearly $135M in Total Center Funding,
  • Nearly 8:1 Leveraging of NSF funds.
  • Centers Nationally:
  • 61 Centers with 178 Sites
  • Over 1000 Memberships
  • 52% Large Business, 26% SB, 15% Federal Members
  • Students
  • 253 PhDs, 423 MS & 351 UGs graduated in 2012, trained in Center research
  • Over 30% hired by members
  • Sustainability
  • 73% of Graduated I/UCRCs remain in operation
  • Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Advanced Manufacturing 1. Center for Friction Stir Processing 2. Center for Particulate and Surfactant Systems 3. Laser and Plasma for Advanced Manufacturing 4. Membrane Science, Engineering and Technology Center 5. Intelligent Maintenance Systems 6. Smart Vehicles Concepts Advanced Electronics Fabrication and Processing 1. Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center 2. Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics 3. Center for Design of Analog Digital Integrated Circuits 4. Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility 5. Cooling Technologies Research Center Biotechnology, Health & Safety 1. Center for Agricultural, Biomedical, and Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology 2. Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems 3. Center for Pharmaceutical Development 4. Bio Energy Research and Development 5. Center for Health Organization Transformation 6. Child Injury Prevention Studies Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers Energy & Environment 1. Center for Advanced Forestry Systems 2. Center for Fuel Cells (CFC) 3. Center for Resource Recovery and Recycling 4. Energy-Efficient Electronic Systems Center 5. Next Generation Photovoltaics 6. Power Systems Engineering Research Center 7. Silicon Solar Consortium 8. Water and Environmental Technology 9. Water Equipment & Policy 10. Sustainably Integrated Buildings & Sites Advanced Materials 1. Advanced Processing and Packaging Studies 2. Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys 3. Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems 4. Center for Integrative Materials Joining Science for Energy Applications 5. Center for Metamaterials 6. Computational Materials Design 7. Center for Nondestructive Evaluation 8. Ceramics, Composites and Optical Materials Center 9. Wood-Based Composites Center 10. Tire Research Civil Infrastructure Systems 1. Center for Electric Vehicles - Transportation and Electricity Convergence 2. Center for the Integration of Composites into Infrastructure 3. Grid-Connected Advanced Power Electronic Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers System Design & Simulation 1. Advanced Space Technologies Research & Engineering Center 2. Center for e-Design 3. Center for Excellence in Logistics and Distribution 4. Telecommunications (Connection One) Information, Communication & Computing 1. Advanced Knowledge Enablement 2. Cloud & Autonomic Computing 3. Center for Identification Technology Research 4. Center for Research in Intelligent Storage 5. Center for Surveillance Research 6. Center on Optical Wireless 7. Embedded Systems 8. Experimental Research in Computer Systems 9. Hybrid Multicore Productivity Research 10. Net-CentricsSystem and Software 11. Center for High-Performance Reconfigurable Computing 12. Safety, Security, Rescue Research 13. Visual and Decision Informatics 14. Wireless Internet Center for Advanced Technology 15. Security & Software Engineering Research Center 16. Dynamic Data Analysis 17. Unmanned Aircraft Systems The I/UCRC Portfolio Cycle: Maximizing Value while Building Trust Semiannual IAB Meeting Review Discuss Adapt L.I.F.E. Refined Projects Initial Results Industry Advisory Board Needs IAB Portfolio Engagement IAB Portfolio Engagement The co-operative process focuses & aligns the Shared Portfolio with Member Needs and University strengths L.I.F.E Review Discuss Adapt Select Completed Projects New Projects Research Roadmap New Proposals Center Strengths Cultivation Process Semiannual IAB Meeting The NSF’s Role Facilitate a Center environment in which long-term relationships between industry and academia can thrive. Cooperative Agreement & Operational Framework Franchise of centers for collaboration Best practices based on decades of evaluation NSF Award - Funding Opportunities CORBI Projects – Between I/UCRC Centers (NSF matching!) Managing Director Role (New Dear Colleague Letter) Fundamental Research (Industry Defined) Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (REU) Research Experience for Teachers (RET) Federal Government Interagency Exchange of Funds International Collaboration/Projects Supplemental Opportunity for SBIR/STTR Memberships NSF I/UCRC Funding Formula (NSF 12-516) Phase 1: First five years
  • $60 – $80k each year based upon industrial membership level ($150k - $300k)
  • Lead university receives $10K for each additional research partner, annually
  • Lead receives up to 20K for operations and communications, annually
  • NSF provides funds for an evaluator Phase 2: Second five years
  • Universities receive $40K-$60K each year depending upon industrial support
  • Lead university receives $10K for each additional research partner
  • NSF provides funds for an evaluator Phase 3: Third Five Years
  • $15K each year based upon industrial membership level ($175k minimum)
  • Lead university receives $25K
  • NSF provides funds for an evaluator
  • Listed alphabetically by last name Rathindra (Babu) DasGupta, I/UCRC Program Director - [email protected] Larry Hornak, Program Director, [email protected] Rita Rodriguez, CISE Program Director – [email protected] Alex Schwarzkopf, Consultant – [email protected] Mary Konjevoda, Program Assistant, [email protected] for more information:http://www.nsf.gov and: http://www.nsf.gov/eng/iip/iucrc Program phone: (703) 292-8383 Note: The best way to contact us is via e-mail. Many are on the road frequently National Science Foundation I/UCRC Contacts 13
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