HEMI addresses the fundamental science issues associated with materials under extreme conditions. Our aim is to teach the world how to think about materials in extreme environments. We are comprised of 2 Centers, each with a specific focus:
The Center for Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (CMEDE) is a highly collaborative research center that brings together academia, industry, and the Army Research Laboratory to address fundamental science issues in extreme dynamic environments.
The Center for Metallic and Ceramic Systems (CAMCS) examines the mechanics and materials issues associated with impact problems, with an emphasis on understanding the influence of microstructure, hypervelocity impact, and impact on biological materials.