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Core Competencies

MMSD expertise and capabilities are aligned to facilitate three core competencies.

  • Multiscale measurements of physical, mechanical, and transport properties for engineered materials
  • Atomic and nanoscale metrology for structure, chemistry, and composition
  • Computational science, artificial intelligence, and data science for accelerated analysis and materials design

These core competencies, supported through the MMSD core capabilities, allow the MMSD to lead and innovate advanced measurement solutions to the nation’s most challenging problems in Safety and Security; Forensics and Public Health; Micro and Nano Plastics; Semiconductors; Ceramic Additive Manufacturing; and Climate Mitigation.

Created April 6, 2023, Updated August 15, 2023