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Resources to support research and development of structural materials for cradle-to-grave metals, ceramics, composites, and materials state awareness technologies with applications ranging from propulsion, airframes, hypersonic structures, munitions, and space, and centering particularly on fuel efficiency, directed energy protection, hypersonics and structural materials affordability. They also support research into rapidly transitioning functional material systems and processes to enable fight-through capability and human-machine teaming. These resources are designed to support researchers seeking to change the paradigm for structural component design, certification, and life management practices through timely development and digital integration of emerging material knowledge tailored for specific applications, and to discover, assess feasibility, identify challenges, and ensure availability of innovative material systems that generate and control information and energy.
Materials Research Organizations
Materials Research Society
The Materials Research Society (MRS) is an organization of materials researchers worldwide that promotes communication for the advancement of interdisciplinary materials research and technology to improve the quality of life.
The Materials Project
By computing properties of all known materials, the Materials Project aims to remove guesswork from materials design in a variety of applications. Experimental research can be targeted to the most promising compounds from computational data sets. Researchers will be able to data-mine scientific trends in materials properties. By providing materials researchers with the information they need to design better, the Materials Project aims to accelerate innovation in materials research.
TMS: The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world. We create networking, publication, and professional development opportunities by convening international conferences, publishing books and journals, administering awards, conducting short courses and training, and bringing together the professional community to address issues of common concern.
ASM International is a Society of professionals who have come together to accomplish great works for the common good which cannot be achieved independently. The maximum value ASM can bring to its members and society can be achieved by working at the intersection of Design, Structural Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Materials.
South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering
The South Asia Institute of Science and Engineering (SAISE) is an academic association who registered in US, established a foothold in South Asia, and now opens up to the whole Asia. SAISE is dedicated to the promotion of international communication and cooperation among researchers and practitioners working in the science and engineering areas. We’re actively involved with a wide range of academic activities in the world.
We aim to co-organize international conferences with universities, scientific institutions, non-profit bodies, and offer conference services and technical support to academic conferences by making good use of the resource of a large number of members, such as introducing keynote speakers to right conferences, setting up international reviewer teams, finding suitable places for conferences, arrange academic visits and so on.
eBooks of Interest
Introduction to Aerospace Materials by
Call Number: Electronic Book - TL698 .M68 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-23
The structural materials used in airframe and propulsion systems influence the cost, performance and safety of aircraft, and an understanding of the wide range of materials used and the issues surrounding them is essential for the student of aerospace engineering.Introduction to aerospace materials reviews the main structural and engine materials used in aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft in terms of their production, properties, performance and applications. With its comprehensive coverage of the main issues surrounding structural aerospace materials, Introduction to aerospace materials is essential reading for undergraduate students studying aerospace and aeronautical engineering. It will also be a valuable resource for postgraduate students and practising aerospace engineers.
Materials and Innovative Product Development by
Call Number: Electronic Book - TA403.6 .G468 2009eb
Publication Date: 2009-06-29
Innovation in product design starts with materials. Developing successful commercial products demands a sound understanding of the materials that go into those products--their uses, their costs, their lifetime performance. However, the valuable knowledge of materials engineers is often not fully leveraged in the creative phase of the product design cycle. Gessinger seeks to bridge this gap that exists in many companies. Written from the bottom-up perspective of the engineer or scientist on a product design team, Materials and Innovative Product Design introduces business, economics and strategic product development to the materials specialist and demystifies materials selection for other members of the design team and manufacturing management.
Materials Experience: : fundamentals of materials and design by
Call Number: Electronic Book - TA403.6
Publication Date: 2013-11-22
There currently exists an abundance of materials selection advice for designers suited to solving technical product requirements. In contrast, a stark gap can be found in current literature that articulates the very real personal, social, cultural and economic connections between materials and the design of the material world. In Materials Experience: fundamentals of materials and design, thirty-four of the leading academicians and experts, alongside 8 professional designers, have come together for the first time to offer their expertise and insights on a number of topics common to materials and product design. The result is a very readable and varied panorama on the world of materials and product design as it currently stands.
Books from the National Academies Press
Free eBooks [PDFs] from the National Academies Press
Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey (2019)
Modern materials science builds on knowledge from physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer and data science, and engineering sciences to enable us to understand, control, and expand the material world. Although it is anchored in inquiry-based fundamental science, materials research is strongly focused on discovering and producing reliable and economically viable materials, from super alloys to polymer composites, that are used in a vast array of products essential to today’s societies and economies. [Download a free PDF of this book from the National Academies Press.]
Domestic Manufacturing Capabilities for Critical DoD Applications Emerging Needs in Quantum-Enabled Systems: Proceedings of a Workshop (2019)
Recent advancements in quantum-enabled systems present a variety of new opportunities and challenges. These technologies are important developments for a variety of computing, communications, and sensing applications. However, many materials and components relevant to quantum-enabled systems exist outside of the United States, and it is important to promote the development of assured domestic sources of materials, manufacturing capabilities, and expertise. [Download a free PDF of this book from the National Academies Press.]
Materials Research to Meet 21st-Century Defense Needs (2003)
In order to achieve the revolutionary new defense capabilities offered by materials science and engineering, innovative management to reduce the risks associated with translating research results will be needed along with the R&D. While payoff is expected to be high from the promising areas of materials research, many of the benefits are likely to be evolutionary. Nevertheless, failure to invest in more speculative areas of research could lead to undesired technological surprises. Basic research in physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science will provide the seeds for potentially revolutionary technologies later in the 21st century. [Download a free PDF of this book from the National Academies Press.]
Materials Science weblogs
Weblogs of Interest:
Materials Project: All Categories
This forum is a shared space used by several materials science research groups for discussion about our research, data, codes, and materials science in general. This forum is run by members of the Materials Project, Persson Group, Hacking Materials Group, Materials Virtual Lab and the Materials Intelligence team.
A conversation engaging the global materials research community
A weblog from the Materials Research Society with articles about materials science discoveries and hot topics designed to engage readers.
The web site for the Nature Materials journal, with news and research leads added on a regular basis. Nature Research is here to serve the research community by publishing its most significant discoveries—findings that advance knowledge and address some of the greatest challenges that we face as a society today. Our journals publish not only primary research but also reviews, critical comment, news and analysis.
The web site for the Materials Today family of journals published by Elsevier Ltd. Materials Today is a community dedicated to the creation and sharing of materials science knowledge and experience. Supported by Elsevier, we publish high impact peer-reviewed journals, organize academic conferences, broadcast educational webinars and so much more.