Army Invests in Next Generation Materials Research

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Source: U.S. Army,

July 28, 2021 | Originally published by U.S. Army on July 26, 2021

ADELPHI, Md. — The U.S. Army announced a new collaborative agreement with two universities, with the goal of improving manufacturing capabilities.

The three-way partnership between the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, known as DEVCOM, Army Research Laboratory will focus on next generation materials and processing technologies.

The five-year collaboration will seek science and technology solutions to tackle the Army’s critical modernization challenges.

I.S. Jawahir, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and James F. Hardymon, chair in Manufacturing Systems and director of UK’s Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, will serve as the principal investigator and project director for the UK.

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