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Improving Energy Efficiency for U.S. Manufacturing by Securing Cybersecurity and Supply Chains

Smart, digitized, and connected manufacturing within an enterprise and along supply chains has a large potential to improve energy efficiency for U.S. manufacturing and therefore to enhance its global competitiveness.

The University of Tennessee has expertise in the areas of advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, automation, supply chain resilience, and energy efficiency with world-famous faculty across various departments and research centers. “The Tickle College of Engineering has a research priority of improving manufacturing energy efficiency, leveraging expertise and outstanding facilities for advanced manufacturing, cybersecurity, supply chain management and data analytics,” says Janis Terpenny, Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering.

UT has joined a cross-functional team of other leading universities, DOE national laboratories, and companies in the Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute, based at the University of Texas at San Antonio, National Security Collaboration Center, to research, develop, and broadly deploy energy management solutions for the next generation Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The institute’s mission is to bring the nation’s premier experts together to drive a revolution in smart manufacturing that drives U.S. manufacturing innovation for decades.

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