On January 20, 2022 the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance (MEDE CRA) culminated its 10-year program with a virtual capstone event, co-hosted by the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory (DEVCOM ARL) and Johns Hopkins University.
More than 180 people participated in the event, including principal investigators and students from consortium universities, Army researchers and industry partners. Representatives from U.S. Army Futures Command, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, Office of Naval Research, National Ground Intelligence Center, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and other DEVCOM subordinate organizations participated as well.
Below are materials from the event.
Includes agenda and speaker bios
Includes background and statistics from the program, summary of research highlights, and personnel list.
Overview and successes of the MEDE Program
Awarded in April of 2012, the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) collaborative research alliance is a ten-year, basic research program which has developed a materials by design process which has improved protection materials for armor applications. Research activities were performed jointly amongst academia, the DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL), and industry. This video highlights the tangible successes of the program.
Remarks from Sen. Ben Cardin about the MEDE Program
Senator Ben Cardin congratulates participants of the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) program during the capstone event on Jan. 20, 2022.
Remarks from Sen. Chris Van Hollen about the MEDE Program
Senator Chris Van Hollen shares his thoughts of the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments (MEDE) program during the capstone event on Jan. 20, 2022.