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Building a Better World.
From the latest advances in scramjet technology to earth-bound builds that push the design limits.

We work with world-class partners to reach higher, go further and build smarter. Every day, we use sophisticated simulations and advanced modeling techniques to take Illinois innovation wherever it’s needed most.

Partnering with colleagues on campus, like the outstanding Grainger School of Engineering, as well as industry giants such as Rolls Royce and John Deere, NCSA helps push the boundaries of engineering with the application of high-performance computing at a massive scale. 

NCSA Spotlight

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Elif Ertekin
Associate Professor, Mechanical Science and Engineering

Professor Ertekin works in computational materials science and mechanics to design new functional materials across a variety of applications.

Working with NCSA has helped my team produce software and simulation tools to help researchers improve our understanding of emerging nanomanufacturing processes.

Project Highlights

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Big leaps in technology often require major advances at the nanoengineering level. See how we’re doing that, creating a community with the software tools and training materials to take nanomanufacturing to the next level.

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How would different communities recover from the impact of natural disasters? The IN-CORE project seeks to find out.



CDA Gets New Leadership

John Reid will be the Center for Digital Agriculture’s new executive director, one of four new leadership changes for the NCSA collaboration.

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