Team Overview

Located within the Air Force Research Laboratory's Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, the Responsive Materials and Processes Team (formerly the Flexible Materials Processing Team) performs cutting-edge research and technical expertise for legacy, developmental and future Air Force systems, exploring:

  • flexible and stretchable electronics
  • conformal and integrated devices
  • topology optimization of reconfigurable surfaces
  • responsive and adaptive materials
  • autonomous research
  • polymer synthesis and flow chemistry

The Responsive Materials and Processes Team is composed of scientists and engineers with over a 100 years combined research experience in diverse technical backgrounds in both Advanced Materials and Innovative Manufacturing.

We operate under the reality that next-generation warfighter needs will require synergistic operation between the Airman and their tools. Our expertise is focused on three specific application areas:

  • Compliant Electronics for Airman / Machine Interfacing
  • Conformal Sensors for Communication and Analysis
  • Adaptive Materials for Autonomous Systems

Learn more about the Responsive Materials and Processes Team and our work. Read about the wide range of science, engineering and manufacturing competencies of the AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.