College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Pratt & Whitney establishes engineering center of excellence at Iowa State

Pratt & Whitney has established a strategic research partnership with Iowa State University to improve gas turbine engine technology for aerospace applications (news release).

The five-year initiative establishes a Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence at Iowa State, with research projects focused on:

  • Non-destructive evaluation of engine components
  • Materials design and testing, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Lab
  • Aerospace thermal systems

Pratt & Whitney, based in East Hartford, Conn., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft engines, space propulsion systems, and industrial gas turbines.