FCU and the University of Cincinnati set up advanced research center
Date of Issue: March 13, 2017
On March 11, FCU’s D.School and the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems (IMS Center) signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the Center for Taiwan Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (TIMS), which will serve as the IMS Center’s research partner in Taiwan.
By linking the IMS Center’s network of domestic and international partners with FCU’s technical expertise, TIMS will not only allow students to receive advanced training, but also provide opportunities for state-of-the-art research and development in intelligent and green manufacturing. TIMS will also cultivate skilled professionals in the field of manufacturing and enhance the international competitiveness of Taiwan's intelligent machinery industry.
The IMS Center’s research team was created by an alliance of the University of Cincinnati, the University of Michigan, the Missouri University of Science and Technology, and the University of Texas at Austin. Members include 15 countries and 75 renowned corporations, such as GE, GM, Boeing, Honeywell, P&G, Ford, and Intel. The tools and methods developed by the IMS Center have been used in over 70 projects with its members and research partners. These projects have involved a wide range of applications in many diverse industries, such as manufacturing, wind-power generation systems, and electric vehicles.