Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering: An Air<br/><br/>Force Approach
Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Timothy Breitzman (US Air Force Research Laboratory)
Advanced materials are both enablers and limiting factors for high-performance technologies. The massive overall investment to bring a new material system to bear inhibits the integration of new material solutions and thus slows technological growth. Through processes such as Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering, the Air Force is attacking the problem of rapid design AND deployment of materials. This presentation will discuss the mission of the Materials & Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, how it is attacking the problem of design and maturation of new materials, and will conclude with information about outreach programs to unite academic, industrial, and government research teams.