Arts et Métiers Institute of Technology and Texas A&M, two top engineering institutions, have teamed up after over 20 years of collaboration in the area of advanced manufacturing and material science, to establish the AM² transatlantic partnership. It aims to effect change to a global manufacturing industry through extensive research collaborations, education programs, and mutual faculty and student exchange initiatives.
Texas A&M is a tier-one research institution and among the top ten engineering programs in the US. It has one of the largest manufacturing faculty with over 35 faculty members, addressing broad and impact research and education themes.
Arts et Métiers is one of the long serving engineering and reputed engineering programs in France. Its campus in Aix en Provence excels in research on the mechanics of advanced manufacturing processes.
The two institutions have been working together for the past 20 years in different activities and In 2017, the they joined to establish the “AM2” transatlantic partnership to address the key industry challenges in the emerging industry 4.0 (the 4th industrial revolution).
This initiative is co-led by Professor Satish Bukkapatnam of Texas A&M University and TEES Institute for Manufacturing Systems, and Professor Mohamed El Mansori of Arts et Métiers.
AM² wishes to collaborate with industrial partners in the fields of smart manufacturing and materials, infused with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data science for Industry 4.0.