Palm Springs Wind Farm

Laboratory for Advanced Composite Structures (LACS)

at Western Michigan University

Dr. Peter A. Gustafson

General Areas of Interest
Composite Materials
Finite Element Modeling
Open Source Engineering



Collaboration Area -
(LACS Members, on Campus Only)

The vision of this laboratory is to have a positive impact on our world.

Having been empowered by education, hard work, good fortune, and opportunity, we seek to empower the next generation of engineers.

Therefore, this lab provides educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate education in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering.
The lab also strives to accommodate life-long learning at all levels by fostering open participation and collaboration

Community members are encouraged to participate as they are able.
  Some examples:
We have partnered with the Western Michigan University School of Medicine (formerly Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies) to provide research opportunities to medical residents
We have provided opportunities for high school students through the Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center

Engineering a better world on local, national, and global levels.

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