Since CANFSA’s inception in 2011, the center has gained numerous industrial and government partners. If you or your organization would like to join this growing group, please feel free to contact us!

“A Glimpse Into The Future”

Rob Mayer, president of Queen City Forging Company, and one of the original industrial memebers of CANFSA, highlights some of the benefits of center membership.

Student Mentor Relationships

Todd Butler, IAB member from the Air Force Research Laboratory, and Noah Welch, a recent CANFSA PhD graduate from ISU, highlight the student/mentor relationship that they developed during Noah’s tenure as a CANFSA student.

CANFSA Membership Details

Different membership levels are available.

Full Membership

  • Full members sit on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB)
  • Vote on new project ideas at semi-annual meetings
  • Access to nonexclusive royalty-free license

Associate Membership (1/2 of full membership fee)

  • Available for small businesses as defined by SBIR (
  • Sit on IAB
  • Vote on new projects at semi-annual meetings (1/2 vote of full members)
  • Access to royalty-bearing license for any center invention

Interested in joining?

If you or your organization would like to join CANFSA, please email the center leadership via the address listed below. Use the subject header, “Prospective Member Inquiry” and we will be in contact as soon as possible.