The Automotive Research Center (ARC) creates a collaborative environment for researchers from Universities, U.S. Army TARDEC and Industry. The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor serves as the lead institution for a group of academic institutions participating in the Center.
The Center research is organized in five thrust areas, and operations are managed by the executive team comprising:
The ARC executive team (click through photos for biographies) receives input critical for long term decisions from the External Review Board that consists of distinguished researchers from academia, government, and industry not affiliated with the ARC. In particular, the peer review conducted by the External Board members is critical for research planning and project continuation or initiation. Thrust area university and TARDEC leaders ensure regular communication and coordination on a regular basis. The overall ARC organizational structure is shown below.
Previous ARC Leaders