MSU Advanced Composites Institute
- home to the Marvin B. Dow Stitched Composites Development Center
- a member of the Raspet Flight Research Laboratory and
- a member of the FAA’s Joint Advanced Materials & Structures (JAMS) Center of Excellence and
110 Airport Rd. | Starkville, MS 39759
After a competitive selection process by Boeing, the Advanced Composite Institute was created at MSU with Boeing’s donation of a revolutionary stitched composite process and equipment originally developed at NASA by pioneering scientist Marvin B. Dow.
As a partner with MSU's Raspet Flight Research Laboratory, The Marvin B. Dow Advanced Composites Institute is a University resource with a collaborative vision of bridging engineering and science disciplines at MSU by establishing an internationally recognized institute of excellence for composites research & technology.
The mission of ACI is to facilitate and manage foundational programs while nucleating research and economic development initiatives in the field of composite materials science & engineering including resin chemistry and infusion, stitched composites, and manufacturing in collaboration with Universities, US Government Agencies, and Industry Partners.
- promote a collaborative environment for MSU researchers and Strategic Partners including, industry, government, and academe spawning new research opportunities
- serve as the focal point of inter-departmental research and education by providing a cooperative environment for direct exposure to leading technology experts
- develop materials, processes, & equipment to enable low cost, high rate manufacturing
- support economic development via collaboration, technology transfer, and entrepreneurship
- serve as a workforce development and specific training center for strategic partners & suppliers