Mission

To develop an innovation ecosystem and educational programs for advancing soft magnetic materials and component technologies spanning fundamental science to end-use application in collaboration with various offices and programs.

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Goals

1) To play a leadership role in providing highly qualified talent to the burgeoning soft magnetics industry and the electric power industry more broadly.
2) To serve as the primary convener for a unique and much needed university / industry / national lab community.
3) To become the premier source of university technical support to industry (papers, patents, direct research support).

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Vision

Our vision is an innovation and educational ecosystem that includes:

  1. Foundational research with a diverse base of funding support spanning federal, private, foundation, and other resources.
  2. A range of existing and newly developed interdisciplinary educational programs as well as internship and coop opportunities for students.
  3. Direct support of industry research and workforce development needs in the form of publications, patents, talent, and fee-for-service.

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