Center for Composite Materials - University of Delaware
University of Delaware

Industrial Consortium

UD-CCM is a pioneer in university-industry partnerships and has established a premier technology transfer network to transition research accomplishments to industry. UD-CCM established its University – Industry Consortium “Application of Composite Materials to Industrial Products” in 1978. Since then, the Center has collaborated with more than 275 companies representing materials suppliers and end users in the aerospace, automotive, and durable goods industries.

Overview of Benefits to collaborating with CCM

  • Tailored solutions to your company’s needs using mature technology
  • Solve problems quickly in all aspects of composite materials and structures
  • Access to technological advances and unique material and structure characterization infrastructure
  • Leveraging ongoing programs with other industrial and government sponsors
  • Partner with CCM in initiating and preparing proposals for research funding in areas of common interest
  • Exclusive access to composite design and simulation software for design and analysis, materials modeling and process simulation
  • Informal consulting with UD-CCM faculty and research staff

How to Join Our Industrial Affiliates Consortium

  • Contact one of CCM’s directors listed below
  • Identify / Prioritize research needs
  • Negotiate desired benefits and leveraging opportunities
  • Finalize membership fee structure and duration tailored
    to company needs (one page agreement)

If you wish to receive more information, or are interested in becoming a consortium member, please send an email or call:

Jack Gillespie, Jr., Director

Dirk Heider, Asst. Director for Technology

Shridhar Yarlagadda, Asst. Director for Research

Dan Molligan, Asst. Director for Application Development

Click here to view a complete list of past and present
consortium sponsors and their gifts.

Current Consortium Members


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