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Materials Science and Engineering Division Groups

Functional Nanostructured Materials Group

The Functional Nanostructured Materials Group develops measurement methods, models, data, standards, and science for the electrical, chemical, and magnetic properties of nanostructured inorganic materials, including metals and semiconductors, as related to their microstructure and processing. The

Functional Polymers Group

The Functional Polymers Group develops measurement methods, data, standards, and science for the functional properties (e.g., electronic, ion transport) of polymeric materials within functional devices and applications in forms that include thin films, interfaces, nanostructures, and membranes. We

Mechanical Performance Group

The Mechanical Performance Group develops measurement methods, models, data, standards, and science for the mechanical properties of advanced materials (e.g., high strength steel, aluminum alloys, composites) and materials under extreme environmental and operating conditions. The Group provides

Polymers and Complex Fluids Group

The Polymers and Complex Fluids Group develops measurement methods, models, data, standards, and science for soft materials, such as multi-phase fluids, gels, and composites, and their constituent components, such as polymeric molecules, nanoparticles, colloids, and fibers. The Group provides

Polymers Processing Group

The Polymers Processing Group studies the processing and characterization of materials at dimensions where internal and external interfaces substantially impact their properties, with the intent of advancing measurement science, standards, and technology needed by U.S. industry.

Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group

The Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group develops measurement methods, models, data, standards, and science for the thermodynamics, kinetics, phase transformations, microstructure evolution, and properties of materials (e.g., metals, semiconductors, inorganics) of technological interest. The Group uses