The Gateway Materials Test Center (GMTC) has earned a new, international accreditation that is expected to attract significantly more contract testing to the site. The center is the only site on the East Coast to receive this credential.
The center is a program of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a joint initiative of UNCG and North Carolina A&T State University, and it is administered by Gateway University Research Park.
The GMTC specializes in the testing of Polymer Matrix Fiber Reinforced Composites, as well as textile and other materials testing services. The center also offers chemical analysis, SEM Imaging and consulting services.
“Our goals when we developed the Gateway Materials Test Center were to provide an important technical service to local industry and create jobs in Greensboro,” said Dr. Jim Ryan, founding dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. “Achieving ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation is an important achievement in this effort that will enable the GMTC to hire student interns and professionals as the testing demand expands.”