King Appointed to KITECH Advisory Board

September 25, 2013

Roger King has been appointed to an international advisory board by the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH). The board has a focus on the industrialization of advanced technologies. Board members include eminent scientists and engineers from around the world. King will provide counsel on international collaborative issues.

King is the director of the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems (CAVS) which is located in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Deveopment Park. In 2012, Mississippi State and KITECH signed a memorandum of understanding to support global manufacturers' efforts, like Hyundai and Kia, to develop products and train employees for their facilities in the southeastern United States. The agreement created the KITECH-CAVS Center for Root Technologies. Root technology refers to several key technologies of the manufacturing industry, including casting, molding, forming, surface treatment, thermal treatment, welding/joining technologies and related fields.

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