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Clark Atlanta University
Research and Development and Technical SupportCapabilities
CAU Goals and Team
Assemble a highly qualifiedTeamto providethe government, its contractors, and small and large businesseswithResearch and Development and Technical Support Services (R&DTSS).Deliver outstanding products andservices.Develop residualtechnical capability and experience within CAU to respond to futurecontractsandto provide for the training and production of skilled minority personnel to meet the nations science and engineering manpower needs for the future.TheTeamconsists of highly qualified faculty, staff, and studentsand, if necessary, subcontractors thathave a history of working with CAU faculty and students.RelevantExperience/PoliciesCAU and its subcontracts have experience with Task Order Contracts.CAU and its subcontractors have policies in place to protect Export Controlled Data and abide to the International Trade Arms Regulations (ITAR). (Several Team members hold security clearances.)Examples of Past Performance are in our capabilities statement.DUNS No:06-532-5177Cage Code:0MVF5NACIS ID(s):611310, 541710, 541720SIC:8221, 8732, 8733Federal EIN No:58-1825259Certificates, Registrations, Accreditations:SACSCOC, AACSB, CSWE, CACREP, NSPPAA, NCATE,GAPSC
Clark Atlanta University (CAU) isa private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education.TheUniversity was established in 1988 through the consolidation of two parent institutions — Atlanta University (1865) and Clark College (1869), the nation's first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans, and Clark College (1869) the nation's first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population.
Clark Atlanta University
About CAU
CAU is the largest of the37 memberUNCF colleges, offers undergraduate, graduate and professional, and non-degree certificate programs.CAU is classified by Carnegie asa Doctoral/ResearchUniversity (DRU) and the only private, independent graduate research institution in the HBCU community, and the only HBCU member of the Georgia Research Alliance.CAU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees.TheUniversity offers 38 major areas of study through four schools – Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; and Social Work and awards Bachelor’s, Master’s, Specialist, and Doctoral degrees.Total full-time teaching faculty number = 171, 81% of whom hold terminal degrees; 67% have tenure status. Faculty-student ratio is 1:15.
CAU STEM DegreeOfferings
BiologyB.S.M.S. PhDChemistryB.S.M.S. PhDComputerandInformationSystems* B.S.Computer ScienceB.S.M.S.MathematicsB.S.M.S.PhysicsB.S.M.S.Dual-DegreeEngineering (STEM B.S. CAU/Engineering B.S. Partner Institution)*Transforming to Departmentof Cyber-PhysicalSystems, which willinclude new bachelor of science programs in cybersecurity, robotics, and data analytics.
Past Performance and Capabilities
The CAU HiPPAC Center was funded as NASA University Research Center (URC) 1992-2012.NASANAGW-2939NASA NCC3-552NASANCC3-1044
The CAU HiPPAC Center was a certified vendor for the Lockheed F-22 program.The HiPPAC Center has successfully carried outcontractsforAerospace and Companies.
The NASA URCs were charged to build the infrastructure to meet NASA and NASA contractor needs.
Multidisciplinary Centers of excellence
Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD)Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development (CIED)Centerfor Theoretical Studies of Physical Systems (CTSPS)Center for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC)Center of Excellence in Supply Chain ManagementFunctionalNanoscale Materials (CFNM)High Performance Polymers and Composites(HiPPAC)NationalSecurity Studies; Cybersecurity (CAENS)
FACILITIES
Innovation Lab 3D Printer/Additive Manufacturing (AM).The CAU innovation lab is designed to support students and faculty as well as facilitate technology transfer to the market place. As part of CAUs Innovation Lab we have developed a 3D printing/additive manufacturing laboratory (AM) with fifteen (15) 3D printers. This lab is designed with room for further expansion in the future. AM, is a key technology for rapid prototyping, new product development, and production of low volume parts for a variety of applications.COMPOSITES PROCESSINGcapabilities include autoclave processing, Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM), Thermoforming and Compression Molding. The labs also have polymer processing capabilities, including extrusion, batch mixing, blending and alloying.THERMAL ANALYSISLaboratoryprovides Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC), Thermo-gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) and Thermo-mechanical Analysis (TMA). The Thermal Analysis Laboratory allows determination of degree of cure, heat of reaction, cure kinetics, and glass transition temperature (Tg).RHEOLOGYlab functions in parallel with the thermal analysis laboratory. The rheology equipment allows determination of the viscoelastic properties of polymeric materials as it relates to molecular structure,processibility, physical properties and end use performance.
MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATIONcapabilities include ASTM, SACMA, CMC, and MIL-STD tensile, compression, torsion, flexural, and shear quasi-static as well as high cycle dynamic (fatigue) testing. Digitally controlled convection chambers (-129°C to 600°C) temperatures along with high temperature capacitance extensometers allow experiments to be conducted at extreme temperatures. Long focal length microscope allows for the observation and measurement of cracks and damage in monolithic and composite materials.CHEMICAL ANALYSISanalyzes chemical compounds using Infrared spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy and/or Nuclear Magnetic Resonance. These labs are important for allowing determination of the chemical make-up of polymer resins used in polymer matrix composites, the determination of side or by-products generated during cure, and miscellaneous trouble shooting into chemistry related problems.GeographicInformation System(GIS)Laboratoryis designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographical data and is administered through the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and a full-time GIS Coordinator. The laboratory is configured with aSmartBoardsystem, 14 stations, and a portable Wacom Cintiq tablet.
Contact Information
Eric A. Mintz, Ph.D.BruceD. Berger, MBA,JDDirector, High Performance Polymers Director, Center for InnovationandAnd Composites CenterEntrepreneurial DevelopmentProfessor of ChemistryAssociate Professor, School of BusinessClarkAtlanta UniversityClarkAtlanta University223 James P. Brawley Dr. S.W.223James P. Brawley Dr. S.W.Atlanta, GA 30314Atlanta, GA 30314phone:  (404)880-6886phone:(404) 880-8945email:emintz@cau.eduemail:bberger@cau.edu

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