Industry, Government and Other Research Collaborations
- ARI has partnered with Mechanical Sciences and Engineering at Illinois and Digital Manufacturing Design (DMDII) to develop an Operating System for Cyberphysical Manufacturing (OSCM).
- ARI has partnered with the University of Illinois Chemical Imaging and Structures Laboratory (CISL) to develop image processing software tools for cancer detection in human tissue samples.
ARI partners with the Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute, a national coalition of leading universities, national labs and companies that will forge new clean energy initiatives deemed critical in keeping U.S. manufacturing competitive. The University of Illinois is a Tier 1 member of the Institute and will work in collaboration with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Idaho National Lab, Argonne National Lab and others in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) selected ARI's ICRT as the lead for a more than $200,000 sponsored research project to study the magnitude and mechanisms of contaminant transport from attached garages into homes.
In a project funded through the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), the Illinois Applied Research Institute (ARI) is developing a chemical-free atmospheric plasma process to clean and pretreat metal components to impart corrosion protection, increased bonding and increased paint adhesion through an integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) approach, in partnership with lead PI Prof. Santanu Chaudhuri, formerly at ARI, now University of Illinois at Chicago, and co-PIs NPRE professor David Ruzic, MatSE professor Jessica Krogstad and Starfire Industries to come up with a proposed solution.
As a part of the continued alliance between the Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Applied Research Institute (ARI) manages a summer internship pilot project through Sandia's internal funding sources. The SNL-Illinois alliance was established in 2014 with a goal to foster research partnership in the area of data science, complex systems, digital manufacturing, and on-demand power.