Our research strategy is simple: See it, understand it, and control it, where “it” refers either to a fundamental mechanism or a broader aspect of materials behavior. This theme leverages our cross-cutting research initiatives (CCRI) and spans all research areas (RAs) and focus areas (FAs).
Currently, the MSEE URA program examines four main research areas: (1) Material Properties and Failure Technical Organization, (2) Materials and Manufacturing for Synergistic Effects Technical Organization, (3) Chemistry in Extreme Environments Technical Organization, and (4) Photon-Material Technical Organization. There are also Cross Cutting Research Initiatives (CCRI) that span multiple research areas.
Within each research area, there are two or three focus areas as shown below.
- Focus Area 1: Materials Properties for Reducing Uncertainty
- Focus Area 2: Materials Constitutive Models
- Focus Area 3: Materials Properties of Energetic Materials (EM) and Additively Manufactured Energetics Materials (AMEM)
- Focus Area 1: Multimodal Shielding
- Focus Area 2: Tailoring Chemistry via Materials
- Focus Area 3: Characterize and Predict Physical/Chemical Effects in Turbulent Environments
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR MSEE URA RESEARCHERS
In accordance with the MSEE URA cooperative agreement, when a MSEE URA member publishes or presents, they are required to provide the following acknowledgement:
The project or effort depicted was or is sponsored by the Department of the Defense, Defense Threat Reduction Agency under award HDTRA1-20-2-0001. The content of the information does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the federal government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.