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The AMPT Center is pleased to welcome its first inaugural members:

 

 

 

 

We welcome Varel and ConocoPhillips as members of the AMPT Center Advisory Board, and we look forward to working with these and other partners in driving the direction of AMPT Center research.  

Invitation

Located in the heart of one of the energy, medical, and manufacturing capitals of the world, the AMPT Center at Rice University is poised to be the leading multi-disciplinary research center in the United States on the problems of advanced additive manufacturing, performance, and tribology.

Eligibility

Membership in the AMPT Center is open to corporations, Federal laboratories and other organizations approved by Rice who agree to support the mission of the AMPT Center, to participate cooperatively in the work of the Center, and to pay the required membership dues.  Participatory interactions may include attendance at AMPT Center events, visits to the Rice campus by Member representatives, visits to Member facilities by AMPT Center faculty and students, and discussions at professional society meetings or conferences.  Members have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with AMPT faculty and research staff, including working with AMPT researchers on mutually agreed research projects, mentoring students, learning specialized techniques, and presenting special seminars.

Inquiry Portal

To connect the AMPT Center directly with the decision-maker at your company who can authorize AMPT Center membership, please visit the Inquiry Portal.

Membership Program and Tiers

The AMPT Center offers a tiered membership structure with different levels of strategic direction and corresponding investment.  The following chart summarizes the AMPT membership tiers and benefits for 2019-2020.  Additional details are provided in the AMPT Membership Program and Membership Form.  For ease of comparison, a typical stand-alone, single-project research agreement (which does not include any of the AMPT Center member benefits) is summarized alongside.

The benefits of each membership level apply while the organization is a Member at that level.  Membership dues, whether initial dues or renewals, are non-refundable.

Membership Application

The first formal step in becoming a Member is to complete a Membership Form  and send it to:

George Webb, AMPT Industry Liaison
George R. Brown School of Engineering – MS 363
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 348-2704
gwebb@rice.edu

Membership becomes effective upon approval by Rice of the completed and signed Membership Form and receipt of applicable dues.

Inaugural Member Opportunity

The AMPT membership year and research program year are from January 1 through December 31 of each calendar year.  However, organizations joining the AMPT Center in 2019 will enjoy membership for the remainder of 2019 and for 2020:

Dues payment
at joining
Membership
start date
Renewal
due
Membership expiration
On or before
December 31, 2019
Full annual dues Approval by Rice and receipt of dues December 15, 2020 December 31, 2020

For organizations joining the AMPT Center (or re-joining after a membership lapse) in 2020 or later, initial dues are as follows:

Dues payment
at joining
Membership
start date
Renewal
due
Membership expiration
January 1
to January 31
Full annual dues Approval by Rice and receipt of dues December 15 December 31
February 1
to June 30
Prorated annual dues based on number of months or partial months remaining in calendar year Approval by Rice and receipt of dues December 15 December 31
July 1
to December 31
Prorated annual dues based on number of months or partial months remaining in calendar year, PLUS full annual dues for following calendar year Approval by Rice and receipt of dues December 15 of following calendar year December 31 of following calendar year

Member-Directed Research

for Standard and Executive Members

AMPT Members at the Standard and Executive levels have the opportunity to exclusively direct specific research projects.  The scope of work and other details of each such project are developed through consultation between the Member and the AMPT Center principal investigator and are specified in an AMPT Member Sponsored Research Agreement for that project.

Contact

For any questions about AMPT Center membership, please contact:

George Webb, AMPT Industry Liaison
George R. Brown School of Engineering – MS 363
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 348-2704
gwebb@rice.edu
Engineering.rice.edu/content/george-w-webb-iii

 

 

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