NC State partners with CESMII to promote ‘smart’ technologies in paper manufacturing, other industries

As a nationally recognized university for research and innovation, NC State University’s partnership with CESMII, the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, will help enhance the capabilities of campus pilot plants such as the Department of Forest Biomaterials’ paper plant. Credit: iStock

As a nationally recognized university for research and innovation, NC State University’s partnership with CESMII, the United States’ national institute on Smart Manufacturing, will help enhance the capabilities of campus pilot plants such as the Department of Forest Biomaterials’ paper plant. Credit: iStock

NC State and the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) have launched the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Center (SMIC) to provide new opportunities for the paper industry and academia to facilitate their digital transformation, Industrial Internet of Things, and analytical innovation initiatives.

The center, which includes the pilot paper plant in the Department of Forest Biomaterials at the College of Natural Resources, will focus on the education and manufacturing innovation and research for the forest product industry, according to Dr. Lokendra Pal, an associate professor in the department, whose multidisciplinary research team is focused on developing sustainable bioproducts.

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