• Supported local healthcare facilities and business with 3D printed personal protective equipment: PPEs (Moses Cone Hospital and Absonutrix, LLC)
  • “Advanced Manufacturing” certificate meeting with faculty, chair from COE, COST, JSNN.
  • First Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics at the Early College at Guilford
  • Organized Virtual/Interactive Tour of CEPDAM for Guilford County Schools (50 high-school students)

  • Digital Manufacturing Institute (MxD), Chicago (Workforce Development)
  • NC BioImpact (Biotechnology Education & WFD)
  • Carolina Cyber Network (Cyber-manufacturing Workforce Dev.)
  • Greensboro Housing Authority (Outreach with Title 1 & 3 communities)
  • Oak Ridge and Savannah River National Laboratories

  • Grant Proposals: 45 interdisciplinary proposal submissions
  • 12 faculty, 6 different colleges with a total funding request of $22 million.
  • Awarded 8 seed grants ($40,000 total) resulting in 7 competitive proposal submission to federal agencies.
  • 55 interdisciplinary publications submitted by 8 faculty in 15 journals and 7 conference proceedings.

  • Establishment of Digital Manufacturing Grid in collaboration with NCMEP
  • Certificate programs in (a) Additive and (b) Smart/Cyber Manufacturing
  • Yanceyville Advanced Manufacturing Facility (Fee for service model)
  • NC Carolina Core – Workforce Development Initiative
  • Spin-off ventures based on IP generated by CEPDAM faculty affiliates
  • Build Back Better (3 Joint Partnerships with State Agencies)
  • NC Bio Manufacturing Forum partnership for workforce training. Defense Manufacturing Community Program (DoD)

  • Organized Centers of Excellence Research Symposium (Dec 11, 2020), 40 + attendees
  • Developed “Design Specifications” for Yanceyville facility for CEPDAM activities.
  • Signed MoU with SecureAmerica Institute (Texas A&M) – Cybermanufacturing
  • Co-organized workshop on “Additive Manufacturing” with UNC – Charlotte (Oct 15-16)
  • Participated in NSF I-Corps program with NYCRIN node (Sept 4 – Oct 30, 2020)
  • Organized meeting of CEPDAM faculty affiliates with DARPA (Nov 2020)
  • Established External Advisory Board (EAB) for CEPDAM

Manufacturing of Future Forum – JSNN (Aug 20)
Engaged with regional industries in AM technologies (robotics, 3D printing, smart manufacturing) to help embrace the 4th generation industrial revolution coined as “Industry 4.0.”   

Strategic Planning Meetings (Sept 13 and Oct 3)
Completed strategic and assessment plans with inputs from 35+ affiliate faculty member across NC A&T campus

CEPDAM Promotional Video Production (Sept 30)
JMSP Productions, Inc. developed video footage with center faculty and students. 

Grant Proposals (Aug – Nov)
Affiliate faculty submitted proposals to different agencies (DoD, NASA and National Science Foundation) - 10 faculty from four different colleges with a total funding request of $8 million.

Publications (Aug – Nov)
Affiliate Faculty journal publications and conference proceedings in cyber design for additive manufacturing, AI in smart manufacturing, Industry 4.0., nano manufacturing, biomedical devices and supply chain management. (8 publications)

NSF Grant Writing Workshop jointly organized by Center of Excellence (Sept 20)
100+ faculty participated from different departments across A&T campus. Multi-investigator interdisciplinary teams collaborating for large-scale grant proposals to several federal agencies. 

Manufacturing Institutes USA - Advanced Manufacturing Workshop (Nov 6 – 8)
Co-Director, Dr. Salil Desai was an invited presenter and initiated collaborations with (1) America Makes and (2) MxD (Digital Manuf.) institutes in Washington, DC.

Centers of Excellence Research Symposium (Nov 15)
40+ faculty and students participated. Faculty funded by seed grants presented posters and research presentations for all three centers of excellence.