Center for Laser & Plasma For Advanced Manufacturing

The mission of the center is to develop a science, engineering and technology base for laser and plasma processing of materials, devices and systems for advanced manufacturing.

University of Virginia | Southern Methodist University | University of Illinois

Major Capabilities

  • High power laser processing of materials (micromachining, drilling, cutting, welding, surface texturing, power sintering, peening)
  • Plasma applications for coatings, surface modifications
  • Electron beam processing of materials
  • Process diagnostics and Sensor Development
  • Laser and plasma sources for device fabrication


Our Members

Dexter Magnetic Technologies Inc.
Coherent lasers
National Oilwell Varco
Applied Materials
General Motors R&D
Trumpf Lasers
Advanced Energy
Kurt J. Lesker Company
Lockeed Martin
Starfire Industries
Trinity Industries, Inc
Plasma Therm


Openly invite industry to look, witness, and evaluate not only the endless research possibilities for your respective companies, but to enjoy the spirit of collaboration and networking ‘World-Class’ individuals 
and organizations provide.

                                                                                            William Stone, Navair, Board Chairman 

LAM provides a unique environment for industry partners to stay abreast of the latest developments in advanced manufacturing technologies and access an outstanding team of scientists with top class facilities
for research projects while offering excellent networking opportunities with key government personnel,
industry peers, and potential future employees.

                                                                               Bruce Craig, Former President, Spectra Physics                                                                                First Chairman of I/UCRC