A 10-year basic research program on material science led by Johns Hopkins University has concluded, with a virtual culmination event co-hosted by Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory.
Twenty-five universities and research organizations from 13 states and three foreign nations composed the Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance, whose materials-by-design strategy has resulted in computational design codes and protective materials for armor, the U.S. Army said Feb. 2.
Patrick Baker, ARL’s director, said MEDE achieved its goal by emphasizing the basic research elements of relevance, team and science.
MEDE academics and DEVCOM ARL researchers have produced 478 peer-reviewed articles, which have been cited more than 8,000 times. The effort’s findings in materials research have supported weight reduction and material performance.
MEDE’s culmination event virtually gathered over 180 individuals including those from U.S. Army Futures Command, the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.