Auburn University expands Huntsville presence with new Research Park purchase

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Auburn’s new facility was purchased from LogiCore Corp. (Auburn University Office of Communications & Marketing)

Last week, Auburn University announced their purchase of 40,000 square feet of space in Cummings Research Park to create a new research facility.

The new space, which is spread across two buildings, accompanies Auburn’s existing Huntsville Research Center in Research Park. Read on for more information.

Prime real estate

Auburn announced the plan to purchase two buildings from LogiCore Corp. last week. The buildings are on a nine-acre lot and will add more than 40,000 square feet of space. Find the new facility at 345 Voyager Way NW, Huntsville, AL 35806.

Auburn’s Huntsville Research Center is only a two-minute drive away at 530 Discovery Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806. The facility is also just minutes away from Redstone Arsenal and the headquarters for dozens of other companies in the space, defense and tech sectors.

The building will house laboratories and meeting spaces.

Multi-sector research

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AU is making its mark in Huntsville. (Auburn University on Facebook)

The new facility will allow Auburn to conduct research in the following areas:

  • aerospace
  • biotechnology
  • defense
  • law enforcement

Proximity to public- and private-sector partners makes this acquisition a win for Auburn.

“We are excited about the opportunities to expand our research capability in Huntsville, which is home to many members of the Auburn Family and our valued research partners. We hope this facility will quickly become the primary connection for the Huntsville community to Auburn University and will be the go-to destination for government and industry entities around Redstone looking to meet in an unbiased, trusted location for technical interfacing.”

Auburn University President Jay Gogue, in a press release

Opportunities for the present and future

At present, Auburn’s existing Huntsville Research Facility focuses on the following areas:

  • advanced composites + materials
  • advanced communications/wireless
  • advanced manufacturing
  • defense and cybersecurity
  • health sciences
  • human dimension
  • microprocessors/FPGAs/electronics packaging
  • robotics and unmanned systems/GPS
  • veterinary medicine

“This is a defining moment for Auburn University and the Huntsville community where today meets tomorrow. This facility will fast-track connections that change the world through our valued research partnerships.”

Jim Weyhenmeyer, AU vice president for research and economic development, in a press release

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