Advanced Materials

The Advanced Materials Thrust focuses on research at the nexus of materials informatics, human-machine interactions and robotics leading to accelerated innovation in environmentally conscious materials manufacturing and sustainable materials design 

AI Topics in Advanced Materials

  • Next generation of adaptive and self-sensing materials. 
  • Harnessing thermal. optical, magnetic properties 
  • Autonomous systems for the synthesis and processing of materials:  human directed robotic manufacturing

The Advanced Materials Thrust is lead by Krishna Rajan, the inaugural Erich Bloch Chair of the Department of Materials Design and Innovation (MDI). A leading proposal of the Materials Informatics field, his research focuses on the application of information science and data intensive methodologies for the discover, characterization and modeling of materials. 

MDI offers the nation's first AI-centric graduate and undergraduate materials science and engineering program. 


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