Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials
The Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM) is a division of the FAA’s Joint Advanced Materials and Structure Center of Excellence, established in 2004 to assist in ensuring the safe and reliable application of composites and advanced materials to commercial aircraft. CECAM is headquartered at Wichita State University’s National Institute for Aviation Research. It is composed of universities with expertise in advanced materials including core members from Northwestern University, Purdue University, Tuskegee University, the University of Delaware, and the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of California at San Diego.
To provide the nation with a center for the validation and quality assurance of composites and advanced materials to be applied in the construction of aircraft through:
FAA Sponsor: William J. Hughes Technical Center