Professor Gerhard Klimeck and others represent Purdue efforts on the national Materials Genome Initiative at White House event and subsequent NIST workshop

Materials Genome Initiative Panel
Materials Genome Initiative Panel
John Holdren
John Holdren
Professor Gerhard Klimeck
Professor Gerhard Klimeck
The Materials Genome Initiative is an ambitious challenge to double the speed and cut the cost of discovering, developing, and deploying new high-tech materials in the United States.

Professor Gerhard Klimeck and other professors represented Purdue's efforts on the national Materials Genome Initiative on May 14th at a White House event and subsequent NIST workshop.The Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative is an ambitious challenge to double the speed and cut the cost of discovering, developing, and deploying new high-tech materials in the United States.

The President announced the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) in June 2011 as part of a broader effort to create new jobs, solve societal challenges, and enhance America’s global competitiveness by bolstering the U.S. advanced manufacturing enterprise. New, high-tech materials can revolutionize manufacturing, helping to make vehicles that are safer and lighter; packaging that keeps food fresher and more nutritious; and lightweight bullet-proof vests for police officers and soldiers, among countless other applications. But the pathway from discovery to commercialization can take decades.

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