Regional Manufacturing Centers

CESMII will leverage a national footprint of diverse industry, workforce organizations known as Regional Manufacturing Centers (RMCs). All RMCs collaborate across the network on development of smart manufacturing technologies, cross-sector application areas, energy sustainability, economic development and workforce development goals to accelerate and enhance nation-wide impact. This cross linking environment extends existing capabilities across the network and provides cross-pollination of ideas and lessons learned by market and region. RMCs provide a wide range of consultation, training and support services at the host and partner facilities in other states.

california REGION

  • Hosted at University of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
  • SM Demonstration Centers in development at UC Berkeley & UC Irvine
  • RMC Director: Dale Turner
  • dale.tuner@cesmii.org
  • (310) 984-9180
  • CA-RMC@cesmii.org

gulf coast region

  • Hosted at the Texas A&M Energy Institute – College Station, TX
  • Co-located with the RAPID Modular Process Intensification Institute
  • RMC Co-Directors: Stratos Pistikopoulos and Dean Schneider
  • dean.Schneider@cesmii.org | d-Schneider@tamu.edu
  • (979) 458-0251
  • GC-RMC@cesmii.org

southeast region

  • Hosted at North Carolina State University (NCSU) – Raleigh, NC
  • Located at office spaces at NCSU and Savannah River National Lab (SRNL)
  • RMC Director: Phillip R. Westmoreland
  • phil.westmoreland@cesmii.org | prwestmo@ncsu.edu
  • (413) 320-7962
  • SE-RMC@cesmii.org

NortheAst REGION

  • Hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) – Troy, NY
  • Located at the Rensselaer Tech Park and on the RPI campus in the George M. Low Center for Industrial Innovation in partnership with Center for Automation Technologies and Systems (CATS)
  • RMC Director: Craig Dory
  • craig.dory@cesmii.org | doryc@rpi.edu
  • (518) 727-5887
  • NE-RMC@cesmii.org


  • Hosted at Pacific Northwest National laboratory (PNNL) – Richland, WA
  • Training Centers at Systems Engineering Building at PNNL Campus
  • RMC Director: Todd Currier
  • CurrierT@energy.wsu.edu
  • (360) 956-2038
  • NW-RMC@cesmii.org

midwest region

  • Interim leadership via CESMII Headquarters
  • Point of Contact: Craig Dory, V.P. of Membership
  • craig.dory@cesmii.org | doryc@rpi.edu
  • (518) 727-5887