UW 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