Advanced Materials for Defense Summit

November 16, 2022 - November 17, 2022

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U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Department of Energy

Hosted By: Defense Strategies Institute

Location: Alexandria, VA

The 5th Annual Advanced Materials for Defense Summit will discuss initiatives toward researching and developing advanced materials and manufacturing processes that will significantly shape future operational effectiveness through lighter, more powerful, and cost-effective military and defense systems. The 2022 summit will aim to advance the affordability, readiness, sustainability, and logistical effectiveness of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) capabilities necessary for the future fight.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Delivering leading-edge capabilities to the Soldier to enhance combat overmatch against current and future threats
  • Leading the research and development of advanced, next-generation air and space capabilities
  • Supplying affordable and sustainable material readiness to support DoD Warfighting capabilities
  • Preventing and controlling corrosion to maximize the sustainability of advanced materials across the DoD
  • Solving the strategic and critical material needs for national defense
  • Innovative research and development in advanced materials

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