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This long-range program is designed to strengthen Hyundai Motor Group's fundamental R&D competency by working with the world's leading universities and companies.

The Center of Excellence conducts research projects automobiles safer, better-handling, and more fun to drive. Groups of top engineers from Hyundai Motor Company are dispatched to UC Davis for an extended period (12 months) to conduct advanced research and development.

Topics include:

Co-director: Dr. Donald Margolis

Co-director: Dr. Dean Karnopp

Associate director: Dr. Zachary Sabato

Please direct inquiries about the center to Dr. Sabato:
zmsabato [at] ucdavis.edu