Facility for Advanced Science Technology & Research The university has recently started the Facility for Advanced Science and Technology Research (FASTeR). The facility is committed to supporting cutting-edge, research, transformative hands-on education and technical development. FASTeR is headed by Dr. Daryush ILA, the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. The facility is well equipped with a variety of materials testing and production equipment. The FASTeR Analytical Facility will provide state-of-the-art materials processing and characterization capabilities and professional service for faculty, staff, and students at Fayetteville State University and external agencies in the southeastern North Carolina region and beyond, to support cutting-edge research, transformative hands-on education, and technical development. PAGE 25 ©2017 THE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER OFFICE | FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY Centers and Facilities