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GE Aviation Breaks Ground on Ohio R&D Center

April 28, 2011
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GE Aviation recently broke ground on its new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) on the University of Dayton campus. The $51 million center will be built on about eight acres on the University of Dayton’s campus on River Park Drive.

“GE’s new R&D center will be the southern anchor to the Ohio Aerospace Hub of Innovation and Opportunity,” said Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE Aviation Systems. “This location and future facility will help all stakeholders in attracting high-caliber engineering talent. The center will be a catalyst for new contracts and products resulting in job growth at the EPISCENTER and at GE locations such as Vandalia.”

The university is working with CityWide Development Corp. to build the facility to GE’s specifications. GE is finalizing a long-term lease agreement with the University of Dayton and CityWide. The 120,000-sq-ft facility is expected to be completed by the third quarter 2012 and operational by the end of 2012.

“Without a doubt, it’s extraordinary for a Fortune 100 corporation to build a multi-million-dollar research facility on a college campus in today’s economic climate,” said Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton. “Our researchers will work side by side with GE scientists and engineers to develop electrical power systems and technologies. The applications are numerous-from next-generation power systems for aircraft to longer-range electric cars.”

The center’s close proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the University of Dayton Research Institute is important in order to provide significant new support to the Air Force Research Labs and the University of Dayton. The university’s researchers will work with GE to develop and deploy computer modeling, simulation and analysis of advanced, dynamic electric power systems design and controls.

The center will be directed at several markets, including end-to-end electrical power starter/generation, conversion, distribution, and load technologies for civil and military aerospace applications.

For additional details, visit www.ge.com.

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