Materials Discovery Design, Synthesis & Processing


AMES will be the premier US research laboratory linking computational and experimental search methodologies to discover new energy-relevant materials.  There is a clear need for efficient and effective tools for developing materials with new functionalities, and this calls for structure and chemistry predictions, where the theory and algorithms that inform the synthesis process are developed in parallel and integrated with experimental materials discovery.  Gone are the days of the purely experimental Edisonian approach, as used to develop alloys like bronze and steel, and devices like the light bulb; but theory and computation alone are not sufficient to invent new materials. 

  • Computational Materials Discovery and Design
  • Synthesis and Processing
  • Advanced Materials Characterization