Advanced Materials

Traditional materials and processes for science, engineering, and technologies in the context of defense systems and military applications.

Recent Inquiries

Commercially Available Materials to Resist Compressive Creep at 400 °C

What metals (if any) have a high creep resistance and material stability in the 400 °C range?

Use of Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) as a COVID-19 Disinfectant

Is there relevant data regarding the efficacy of 254-nm germicidal ultraviolet C (UVC), including dosage required, to effectively disinfect touch surfaces exposed to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2? Does that data contain any applications of the same UVC wavelength to surfaces of aircraft or other transportation interiors?

Alternatives to Using Hexavalent Chromium Coatings

What are Department of Defense-approved alternatives to hexavalent chromium in aerospace coatings for use on government/military aircraft (aluminum) and/or ground support equipment (steel)?


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Materials Selection for High-Temperature System; Condensed Phase Foundation

Missile propulsion and hypersonic thermal protection systems typically include components that operate at very high temperatures – often in the range of approximately 1750 °C to over 3500 °C.  Ablation resistance usually enables the highest…

Materials and Applications for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding

The United States’ ability to deploy weapon systems with embedded electronics is a key capability for the Warfighter. Protecting embedded electronics against electromagnetic interference (EMI) from both natural and artificial sources is a critical requirement….

Emerging Applications for Ionic and Electric Energetic Materials

Ionic energetic materials are relatively new compared to legacy materials such as ammonium perchlorate, double-base HMX, and hydrazine.  Ionic energetic materials are hydroxy ammonium nitrate liquid oxidizer based, which is safer and has better performance…


Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) December Subcommittee Meetings

Subcommittee meetings are spread from Monday through Friday, December 6-10, and Monday through Thursday, December 13-16. Topics include the following: 47th Structures and Mechanical Behavior (SMBS) 43rd Propellant and Explosives Development and Characterization (PEDCS) 34th…

Military Hypersonic Weapon Systems

This virtual Hypersonics conference will cover topics like emerging threats, modernization strategies, and current capabilities in Hypersonics weapons and development. Speakers include: Chuck Leonard – Project Manager of NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Walter Chai…

Advanced Material for Defense

The Defense Strategies Institute presents its 4th annual Advanced Materials for Defense Summit. Speakers from the DoD Labs, military, and academia will come together to discuss the integration of advanced materials and manufacturing processes on…