As a result of a strategic effort by UK to move to the forefront of new technologies and workforce development for the future of manufacturing, the Center for Manufacturing will be integrated into a new entity – the Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing (ISM).
The newly created ISM, under the direction of I.S. Jawahir, the James F. Hardymon Chair in Manufacturing Systems Professor of Mechanical Engineering will advance progress toward sustainability for Kentucky, the United States and the world.
The ISM will
- generate intellectual property and create new business enterprises by developing next-generation products and processes, especially in energy efficiency
- rapidly and effectively transfer/translate this technology to industry and UK entrepreneurs through education and research collaboration and;
- prepare the sustainable manufacturing workforce of the future through integrated research, education and service/outcome.
Specifically, the ISM will conduct basic and applied academic research, invest in and commercialize innovative products, processes and technologies, transfer knowledge to industry through extension and outreach, and develop and deliver credit and non-credit education.
A new website, http://www.ism.uky.edu is under construction and will be up and running soon. In the interim, please visit http://www.mfg.uky.edu/sustain to view current information on sustainable manufacturing activities.
Please continue to use the website to access Center for Manufacturing programs until new pages/sites are established.
Lean Systems, Rapid Prototyping, the MFS degree program and other center components are moving to other departments within the College of Engineering and their web pages will be updated to reflect these changes as soon as possible.