Texas A&M to lead Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center

Texas A&M University and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) will lead the new Gulf Coast Regional Manufacturing Center, one of five regional centers located across the country as part of the $140 million Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) announced June 20 by the White House.

The Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., will lead CESMII, in partnership with the Department of Energy. The coalition brings together a consortium of nearly 200 partners from across academia, industry and non-profits—hailing from more than 30 states—to spur advances in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

The five regional manufacturing centers are each focused on local technology transfer and workforce development. TEES and the Texas A&M Energy Institute will lead the Gulf Coast center, assisted by industry partners and The University of Texas at Austin and Tulane University, and focus on the chemical, oil and gas sectors.

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