Center for Structural and Functional Materials Research and Innovation
Contact: Devesh Misra, Ph.D
The mandate of the Center for Structural and Functional Materials Research and Innovation is to foster interaction between diverse disciplines and support materials-related activities involving metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites in an interdisciplinary fashion across the broad research community. The objective is to enable students, faculty, and industrial partners to link interdisciplinary expertise with shared facilities and trained staff to advance multidisciplinary research at the cutting edge of science and technology for the benefit of society. Interdisciplinary research nurtures the talent of students for scholarly and professional careers, such that they are exposed to a broad experience, not a byproduct of immersion in an intensive research experience, but with interdisciplinary thinking and practice. The Center seeks to integrate the four elements of the central paradigm of materials research: structure, process, property, and performance.