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IMat Innovation Lecture - Guest Speaker - David M. Stepp, US Army Research
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Materials Design: Where Do We Go From Here?
David M. Stepp, PhD
Chief, Materials Science Division
Army Research Office
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 3:00 P.M.
Manufacturing Related Disciplines Complex (MRDC)
Conference Room 4211
The concept of materials by design and "bottom-up" approaches to material engineering have been around for more three decades. More recently, these approaches have become nearly ubiquitous in grand challenges and federal initiatives, such as Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), and the Big Data Research and Development Initiative. Dr. David Stepp, with more than 15 years of experience in the Materials Science Division at the U.S. Army Research Office, will provide a brief historical perspective on these approaches to materials science, discuss their strengths and their weaknesses in the broader context of extending the frontiers of materials science, critique some of the recent grand challenges and initiatives from this perspective, and seek to identify a viable path forward in materials design.