Research Support
Scientists are keenly aware of the high costs of state-of-the-art research.  We gratefully
acknowledge the generous support of the following agencies who have supported AUSSL:  
NSF, NASA, Department of Energy (DoE), the AU Center for Space Power and Advanced
Electronics, the AU Office of Vice President for Research, and many corporate friends and

Currently AUSSL has over $7 million dollars in research equipment, in large part through
donations from national laboratory and corporate research laboratories.

Locally, AUSSL collaborates with the Alabama Microelectronics Science and Technology
Center (AMSTC), the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, the Chemistry
Department, the Materials Science Department, the Mechanical Engineering Department,
the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department.  AU scientists and engineers have a
long history of cordial and fruitful relationships with each other.

In addition, AUSSL is a central point of activity for our recent National Science Foundation
(NSF) funded Center for Advanced Vehicle and Extreme Environment Electronics (
an Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IU/CRC) dedicated to finding
solutions to a wide range of board-level and packaging problems common to harsh
environment and vehicle industry.  CAVE is regularly ranked in the top five NSF Centers