This portfolio is broadly concerned with hard and soft materials, organic/polymer chemistry, and composites. We seek research projects that lead to fundamental scientific discoveries and advancements in chemical synthesis and/or in the processing-structure-property-performance paradigm of materials from the molecular- to meso-scales. Approaches may be experimental, computational, or both. Investigations are desired into the design and creation of new molecules and structures, and/or enhancement of functionalities and capabilities, ultimately resulting in well-understood, controlled synthetic/processing routes. Example interest areas for materials research include multifunctional materials, new materials with exceptional strength-to-weight ratios, 2-D materials and heterostructures, new carbon allotropes and their behaviors, materials with extreme service temperatures, materials demonstrating unique performance in the space environment, hierarchical multiscale materials, stimuli-responsive materials, materials with dynamic functionality, novel bio-inspired materials and structures, breakthroughs in bonding and damage modeling in polymer matrix composites, and on-demand synthesis/processing capabilities.
Contact InformationDr. Todd RushingAsian Office of Aerospace Research and Development (AOARD)7-23-17 Roppongi, Minato-kuTokyo, Japan 106-0032AOARD.Materials.Chemistry@us.af.mil firstname.lastname@example.org