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Focus area Advanced materials, design and manufacturing

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Laying a foundation for the future

Creating the products and equipment of tomorrow requires innovations in the very materials from which they will be made, as well as transformational advances in new design and manufacturing approaches that are enabled by these materials. Digital manufacturing has the capacity to transform the workflow from material design to product, and we work at the frontier to shape this transformation.

We’re engineering the future through:

  • Breakthroughs in emerging materials to enable next-generation devices
  • New design and manufacturing approaches that use these new materials
  • Accelerating production and enhancing the economic value of these material developments
  • Identifying and rolling out new application domains enabled by these advances

What we are specifically focusing on

Production systems and analysis

Soft-materials and process modeling

Additive manufacturing and design

Smart and precision manufacturing

Optics and photonics

Plasma science and technology

Solid-state electronics and quantum technologies

Novel materials with extreme and unique properties

Material characterization and modification for extreme environments

Engineering research news

We are known for world-changing discoveries, and we collaborate with each other, with colleagues across the globe, and with industry and government partners to develop solutions to the challenging problems not only of today, but of the future. Dig into our latest research news and endeavors!