Advanced Materials (AM)
The Advanced Materials topic addresses the development of new and improved materials for a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. Proposals may focus on the creation of innovative material systems and/or on critical fabrication, processing, or manufacturing challenges involved in the successful commercialization of materials. A broad range of applications areas will be considered as part of this topic.
AM1. Coatings and Surface Modifications
AM2. Materials for Sustainability
AM3. Metals and Ceramics
AM4. Novel Advanced Materials-based Sensors
AM5. Specialized Functional Materials
AM6. Structural and Infrastructural Materials
AM7. Other Advanced Materials Technologies
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