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Ebonni Adoms recording the images of composite laminate’s edge cracking and delamination.Ebonni Adoms recording the images of composite laminate’s edge cracking and delamination.
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NASA Center for Aviation Safety (CAS)
Award Period: October 2009 – September 2014


The vision of NASA Center for Aviation Safety (CAS) is to establish a strong aerospace engineering research and education program by bringing together highly competent and dedicated faculty members at North Carolina A&T State University (A&T) through NASA funding to address the challenges of Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate’s Fundamental Aeronautics and Aviation Safety Programs.


The research goal of the CAS is to develop materials, tools, models, and technologies that support the safe operation of aerospace vehicles through a better understanding of the science and engineering involved. These research goals will be accomplished through three objectives: Advancing Composite Materials and Structures; Integrating Vehicle Health Management; and Advancing Aeromechanics and Propulsion. The educational objective is to develop a high quality aerospace engineering graduate program within the Department of Mechanical Engineering to produce world-class engineers and a STEM workforce.

Research Focus
  • Advanced Multifunctional Materials and Structures
    • Nanocomposites
    • Carbon/Carbon Composites
    • Life Prediction Models
    • Innovative Concepts
    • Fire Safety
  • Stuctural Health Management
    • Sensors
    • Management Models
    • Software
  • Aeromechanics and Propulsion
    • Models for Flight Control
    • Icing and De-icing
    • Fuel and Combustion
Vision of the Center for Aviation Safety

Establish a strong aerospace program at A&T, and develop Aerospace technologies while nurturing our students in high quality research and education.

Principal Investigator: Kunigal Shivakumar
Tel: (336) 334-7411, Ext. 2112, E-mail:
Center Website:

Center for Composite Materials Research
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411