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Photonics group selected to join Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence

The Center for Photonics Techology (CPT) has been selected as one of the first year five members in the Pratt & Whitney Center of Excellence established at Virginia Tech. CPT joins the other groups in applications, including combustion, materials, aerodynamics, heat transfer, structural analysis, design, and test. Specifically, CPT’s objective is to develop single-crystal sapphire fiber based sensors for multiplexed measurement of high temperatures at multiple locations.

Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corporation, has established strategic university partnerships with Georgia Tech and Penn State in addition to Virginia Tech.

The program supports the design and development of state-of-the-art gas turbine propulsion systems used in commercial, military and emerging technology, and environmental programs.