Manufacturing is a bedrock of the U.S. economy. But in this global, high-tech age, manufacturing needs a paradigm shift toward more customized, flexible production using materials in new ways to accomplish more with lower energy intensity, unparalleled combinations of properties and allowing higher throughput.
Partnering with leaders of industry, federal agencies, professional associations, national labs and other universities, we’re leading manufacturing innovations in polymers, biomedicine, electronic systems, metals, and material processing and characterization. With facilities like our metal foundry and our leadership in America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, we’re helping re-envision what manufacturing means in this country.
Centers and institutes that conduct research in High-Performance Manufacturing
Faculty who conduct research in High-Performance Manufacturing
Explores polymer material nanostructure to discover new phenomena and functionality
Develops new electrochemical processes for applications including nano-material fabrication, energy storage, electrometallurgy and sensors
Develops processing-structure-property relationships in polymeric systems; creates micro- and nano-layered films; and produces biomimetic hierarchical structures of soft materials
deformation mechanisms of metals and metal-matrix composites; fatigue, fracture, and creep; failure analysis; electron microscopy; 3D microscopy; novel methodologies for multi-scale material characterization; data science and analytics; open science
Engineers metallic surfaces for improved performance; selects materials and designs manufacturing processes for innovative outcomes
Develops integrated strategies to address biomedical challenges
Researches material reliability for biomedical and structural applications, advanced materials manufacturing and processing/microstructure/property relationships
Develops HPC-based computational methods for the dynamic behavior and failure processes in materials and structures under extreme conditions
Develops multi-scale, complex polymer-based materials, using both experimental and computational-based tools
Designs intelligent robots, machines and software for diverse applications
Researches manufacturing science and sustainability performance of lithium-ion batteries, solar cells and nanotechnologies