Background Image Alternative Text: The Office of Research and Economic Development hosts the Grand Opening of the Marvin B. Dow Advanced Composites Institute at the Raspet Hanger

The Advanced Composites Institute, or ACI, focuses on pioneering transformational composite technologies in a variety of critical sectors, including aerospace, civil, military, energy, automotive and other emerging markets. It was created at MSU with the donation of a revolutionary stitched composite process and equipment originally developed at NASA by pioneering scientist Marvin B. Dow. 

Marvin B. Dow Bio

Background Image Alternative Text: Background Image Alternative Text: Marvin D. Bow Ribbon Cutting

The mission of ACI is to initiate, lead and facilitate high-utility, strategic programs that drive innovation and nucleate applied research and economic development in the composites industry via collaborative partnerships with universities, U.S. government agencies and industry associates. 

The immediate goal of ACI is to enable funded programs with MSU faculty and students from concept to customer collaboration, to technology transfer and technical service for scale-up to production.

Background Image Alternative Text: ACI Director Dennis Smith speaks at the Marvin D. Bow Ribbon Cutting