Office of Research

Center for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS)


The mission of the Center for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is to lead the aviation community by researching new ideas in advanced materials, educating and training aviation professionals, and facilitating knowledge transfer among industry, government, and academia. AMTAS-sponsored activities are grouped into the following three areas:

Research: Perform studies related to composite materials and structures used in transporting aircraft as well as the application of new nanotechnologies to transport aircraft.

Education: Train new and existing engineers and technicians through degree programs and short courses to ensure an educated workforce in the aerospace industry.

Knowledge Transfer: Foster knowledge exchange between government agencies, industry, and academia. Activities include seminars, workshops, presentations, and conferences.

Funding Information:

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), 2004-2008.
UW Provost.
College of Engineering, Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, and Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Reporting Structure:

Curtis Davis, FAA JAMS Program

Related UW Entities:

College of Engineering, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Department of Material Science & Engineering (MSE), Applied Physics Laboratory

External Partners:

Edmonds Community College
Workforce Development & Training Washington State University Florida International University University of Utah

Center Details

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Director: Tuttle, Mark
Location: Mechanical Engineering Building
Year Started: 2004
Administrator / Program Manager: Barker, Ellen
Administering College/School: College of Engineering 
P.I. Home Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering 
Faculty Involvement: 29