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Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation will undertake multi-disciplinary research and education initiatives associated with manufacturing across the broad spectrum that impact both mass-production manufacturing and emerging hyper-customized and personalized manufacturing.


Manufacturing is the ideal platform that integrates discoveries from basic sciences, technological and business innovation, and human-factors “design.” Northwestern Initiative for Manufacturing Science and Innovation (NIMSI) can both focus and leverage our strengths in manufacturing processes and equipment, design, materials, nanotechnologies, computational tools, human-machine interface, logistics, policy analysis, and serve to expand and encourage collaborations with multiple existing centers and affiliations of Northwestern and external partners.

MachinesFlexible, Personalized, and Secure Manufacturing
We seek new solutions to meet the ever-increasing demand on rapid manufacturing and hyper-individualized needs.


about NIMSIIntegrated Computational Design, AI, and Manufacturing
We address the complexity and scalability of manufacturing systems using predictive
digital tools across length
and time scales.


NIMSI about
Logistics, Policy Analysis, and Education
We consider issues related to supply chains, energy use, sustainability, economic and employment policy, and talent training.