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The Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials in Transport Aircraft Structures (AMTAS) is a consortium of academic institutions, aerospace companies, and government agencies. It is part of the FAA Joint Advanced Materials and Structures Center of Excellence (JAMS), along with the Wichita-led organization is called the Center of Excellence for Composites and Advanced Materials (CECAM).

AMTAS will address safety and certification initiatives for existing, near- and long-term applications of composites and advanced materials for large transport commercial aircraft.

The University of Washington in Seattle ( serves as the lead academic institution along with affiliate academic members:

Industry partners include:


Prof. Mark Tuttle, Director
University of Washington
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Prof. Kuen Y. Lin, Co-Director
University of Washington
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Ellen E. Barker, Assistant to the Director
University of Washington
Department of Mechanical Engineering

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