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U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Centers of Excellence

Map of Centers

National Center of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE)
Joint Center for Advanced Materials Research (JAMS) - CECAM
Joint Center for Advanced Materials Research (JAMS) - AMTAS
Center of Excellence for General Aviation Research (CGAR)
COE for Aircraft Noise and Aviation Emissions Mitigation (PARTNER)
Center of Excellence for Airport Technology (CEAT)

National Center of Excellence for Research in the Intermodal Transport Environment (RITE)

Our mission at RITE is conducting a comprehensive and integrated program of research and development on the cabin environment. The team brings the diverse expertise necessary to conduct research on the healthfulness of the cabin environment for passengers and crew, enhancement of aircraft environmental control systems, and detection and mitigation of chemical and biological threats aboard aircraft.

Name Partner Schools Point of Contact
Auburn University (Administrative Lead) Purdue University, Harvard University, Kansas State University, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Boise State University, University of California Berkeley Ruel (Tony) Overfelt
201 Ross Hall
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334-844-3406
Email: overfra@auburn.edu
Website: www.acer-coe.org
Purdue University (Technical Co-Lead) Auburn University, Harvard University, Kansas State University, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Boise State University, University of California Berkeley Qingyan (Yan) Chen
85 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-496-7562
Email: yanchen@purdue.edu
Website: www.acer-coe.org
Harvard University (Technical Co-Lead) Auburn University, Purdue University, Kansas State University, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Boise State University, University of California Berkeley John (Jack) Spengler
164 Longwood Avenue, 2nd Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-384-8810
Email: spengler@hsph.harvard.edu
Website: www.acer-coe.org
Kansas State University Auburn University, Purdue University, Harvard University, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Boise State University, University of California Berkeley Byron W. Jones
1046 Rathbone Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: 785-532-5844
Email: jones@ksu.edu
Website: www.acer-coe.org
University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey Auburn University, Purdue University, Harvard University, Kansas State University, Boise State University, University of California Berkeley Clifford P. (Cliff) Weisel
170 Frelinghuysen Road, Rm 314
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Phone: 732-445-0154
Email: weisel@eohsi.rutgers.edu
Website: www.acer-coe.org
Boise State University Auburn University, Purdue University, Harvard University, Kansas State University, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, University of California Berkeley Sin Ming Loo
1910 University Drive
Mailstop 2075
Boise, ID 83725
Phone: 208-426-5679
Email: SMLoo@boisestate.edu
Website: www.acer-coe.org
University of California Berkeley Auburn University, Purdue University, Harvard University, Kansas State University, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Boise State University William W. (Bill) Nazaroff
661 Davis Hall
UC Berkeley Mailcode 1710
Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-642-1040
Email: nazaroff@ce.berkely.edu
Website: www.acer-coe.org

Joint Center for Advanced Materials Research (JAMS)
CECAM

Our mission is to lead the aviation community by researching new ideas in advanced materials, educating and training aviation professionals, and facilitating knowledge transfer among industry, government and academia.

Name Partner Schools Point of Contact
University of Washington (Co-Lead) Washington State University, Edmunds Community College, Oregon State University, University of Utah, Florida International University Mark Tuttle, PH. D.
371 Loew Hall, MEB Room #143
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-685-6665
Email: tuttle@u.washington.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
Washington State University University of Washington, Edmunds Community College, Oregon State University, University of Utah, Florida International University Prof. Lloyd Smith
PO BOX 642920
Pullman, WA 99163
Phone: 509-335-3221
Email: smith@mme.wsu.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
Edmunds Community College University of Washington, Washington State University, Oergon State University, University of Utah, Florida International University Charles Seaton
20000 68th Ave W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Phone: 425-640-1830
Email: charles.seaton@edcc.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
Oregon State University University of Washington, Washington State University, Edmunds Community College, University of Utah, Florida International University Timothy C. Kennedy, Ph.D.
412 Rogers Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-2579
Email: kennedy@engr.oregonstate.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
University of Utah University of Washington, Washington State Univeristy, Edmunds Community College, Oregon State University, Florida International University Prof. Daniel Adams
50 CENTRAL CAMPUS DR RM 2110
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Phone: 801-585-9730
Email: ADAMS@MECH.UTAH.EDU
Website: www.jams-coe.org
Florida International University University of Washington, Washington State University, Edmunds Community College, Oergon State University, University of Utah Prof. Dwayne McDaniel
11200 S.W. 8th Street
EC 2105
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-6628
Email: dwayne.mcdaniel@fiu.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org

Joint Center for Advanced Materials Research (JAMS)
AMTAS

Our mission is to lead the aviation community by researching new ideas in advanced materials, educating and training aviation professionals, and facilitating knowledge transfer among industry, government and academia.

Name Partner Schools Point of Contact
Wichita State University (Co-Lead) Northwestern University, Purdue University, Tuskegee University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Delaware John Tomblin, Ph.D.
1845 N. Fairmount St.
Campus Box 93
Wichita, KS 67260
Phone: 316-978-5234
Email: john.tomblin@wichita.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
Northwestern University Wichita State University, Purdue University, Tuskegee University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Delaware Jan D. Achenbach, Ph.D.
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
Phone: 847-491-5527
Email: achenbach@northwestern.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
Purdue University Northwestern University, Tuskegee University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Delaware, Wichita State University Thomas Siegmund, Ph.D.
85 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-9766
Email: siegmund@purdue.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
Tuskegee University Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of California at Los Angeles, University of Delaware, Wichita State University Hassan Mahfuz, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL 36088
Phone: 334-727-8985
Email: ememah@tuskegee.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
University of California at Los Angeles Wichita State University, Northwestern University, Purdue University, University of Delaware, Tuskegee University H. Thomas Hahn, Ph.D
UCLA MAE
BOX 951597, 48-121 Engr IV
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-825-2383
Email: hahn@seas.ucla.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org
University of Delaware Northwestern University, Purdue University, Tuskegee University, University of California at Los Angeles, Wichita State University John W. Gillespie, Ph.D.
201C Composite Center
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-8702
Email: gillespie@ccm.udel.edu
Website: www.jams-coe.org

Center of Excellence for General Aviation Research (CGAR)

Our mission is to research areas of safety, management, communications, icing, runways, fuel system safety technologies, aircraft standards, training of pilots and inspectors, and airport studies.

Name Partner Schools Point of Contact
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (Lead) University of North Dakota, Wichita State University, University of Alaska - Anchorage, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Steven Hampton, Ed.D
600 South Clyde Morris Blvd.
D-COA Bldg
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: 386-226-6725
Email: steven.hampton@erau.edu
Website: www.cgar.org
University of North Dakota Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Wichita State University, University of Alaska - Anchorage, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Dr. Paul Lindseth
3980 Campus Road
Mail Stop 9007
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Phone: 701-777-2917
Email: lindseth@aero.und.edu
Website: www.cgar.org
Wichita State University Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, University of North Dakota, University of Alaska - Anchorage, University of Alaska - Fairbanks John Tomblin, Ph.D.
1845 N. Fairmount St.
Campus Box 93
Wichita, KS 67260
Phone: 316-978-5234
Email: john.tomblin@wichita.edu
Website: www.cgar.org
University of Alaska - Anchorage Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Wichita State University, University of North Dakota, University of Alaska - Fairbanks Dr. Leonard Kirk
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Phone: 907-264-7436
Email: anlfk@uaa.alaska.edu
Website: www.cgar.org
University of Alaska - Fairbanks Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Wichita State University, University of North Dakota, University of Alaska - Anchorage Billy G. Connor, P.E.
P.O. Box 755900
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Phone: 907-474-5552
Email: ffbgc@uaf.edu
Website: www.cgar.org

COE for Aircraft Noise and Aviation Emissions Mitigation (PARTNER)

Our mission is to fosters breakthrough technological, operational, policy, and workforce advances for the betterment of mobility, economy, national security, and the environment.

Name Partner Schools Point of Contact
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Lead) Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Missouri Science and Technology, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Ian A. Waitz
77 Massachusetts Avenue, 33-207
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-253-0218
Email: iaw@mit.edu
Website: www.partner.aero
Georgia Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Missouri Science and Technology, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Prof. John-Paul Clarke
270 Ferst Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404-385-7206
Email: johnpaul@gatech.edu
Website: www.partner.aero
Pennsylvania State University Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Purdue University, Stanford University, Missouri Science and Technology, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Prof. Victor Sparrow
0165 ARL BUILDING
University Park, PA 16802
814-865 3162
Email: vws1@psu.edu
Website: www.partner.aero
Purdue University Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Stanford University, Missouri Science and Technology, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Qingyan (Yan) Chen
85 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-496-7562
Email: yanchen@purdue.edu
Website: www.partner.aero
Stanford University Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Missouri Science and Technology, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Sanjiva K. Lele
450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650-723-7721
Email: lele@stanford.edu
Website: www.partner.aero
Missouri Science and Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill Dr. Phillip Whitefield
G-11 Norwood Hall
Rolla, MO 65409
Phone: 573-341-4340
Email: pwhite@mst.edu
Website: www.partner.aero
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, Stanford University, Missouri Science and Technology Prof. Sarev Arunachalem
137 E. Franklin St., Room 656
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 919-966-2126
Email: sarav@email.unc.edu
Website: www.partner.aero

Center of Excellence for Airport Technology (CEAT)

Name Partner School Point of Contact
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Lead) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute David A. Lange
1116 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
205 N. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: 217-333-4816
Email: dlange@uiuc.edu
Website: www.ceat.uiuc.edu/
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Nadarajah Narendran, Ph.D.
1223 Peoples Ave
Troy, NY 12180
Phone: 518-687-7176
Email: narenn2@rpi.edu
Website: www.ceat.uiuc.edu/