Why Become a Ma2JIC Member?

  • Significant leveraging of your research money. For a $55k yearly membership fee, you get access to over 6 million dollars of research.
  • Interaction with leading universities involved in manufacturing and materials joining research
  • Access to highly trained students with expertise in materials joining. Many of our students are hired by our members because they know other welding engineering students don't have our level of expertise.
  • Ability to structure projects that have direct impact on current and future joining issues
  • Reduced project overhead (10% indirect costs) allows most of membership funds to be devoted to student support and research.
  • Access to the center's faculty.  Our center directors have an average of over 33 years of welding engineering experience. 


Contact Center Director, Antonio Ramirez, at ramirez.49@osu.edu or Center Assistant Director of Operations. Heather Spisak at spisak.13@osu.edu for more information about becoming a member.