The goal of this research area is to achieve novel and useful properties and behaviors from polymeric and organic materials, and their organic/inorganic hybrids based on better understanding of their chemistry, physics, and processing conditions. This understanding will lead to development of advanced organic, hybrid, and polymeric materials for future U.S. Air Force applications. This program’s approach is to study the chemistry and physics of these materials through synthesis and characterization, processing control, validated theoretical approaches, and establishment of structure-property relationships. There are no restrictions on the types of properties to be investigated but heavy emphasis will be placed on unconventional and novel properties. Both functional properties and properties pertinent to structural applications will be considered. This program seeks innovative, high risk, high impact fundamental materials chemistry basic research ideas that push scientific frontiers and not follow-up or extensional projects, or incremental advancements in an already on-going area. The research should be relevant in the broadest sense to the AFOSR mission to foster scientific discoveries that will ensure technological innovations and provide novel capabilities for future Air Force systems to achieve global awareness, global mobility, and space operations.
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Contact InformationDr. Kenneth C. Caster AFOSR/RTB-2Email:Organic@us.af.mil