Min Zou, University of Arkansas mechanical engineering professor, will be the director of the Center for Advanced Surface Engineering.
A new federally funded research center led by the University of Arkansas will partner with Arkansas industries and create new products for use in manufacturing, aerospace and defense, agriculture, forestry, oil and gas, food packaging and health care.
The Center for Advanced Surface Engineering will be funded with a $20 million grant from the National Science Foundation through its Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), which promotes scientific progress nationwide by establishing partnerships with government, higher education and industry.
Min Zou, who holds the endowed Twenty-First Century Professorship in Mechanical Engineering at the UA, will serve as the center’s director.
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