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Technological Objectives

  1. To develop new-engineered materials by computational design for future energy sources in magnetic- and laser- based systems.
  2. To design materials at the nano- and micro-scale for applications in the Nuclear, Aerospace and Microelectronics Industries.
  3. To utilize plasma as the fourth state of matter for experimental development of novel materials processing techniques.

Fundamental Objectives

  1. To provide predictive relations between the microstructure of the material at the microscopic scale with its mechanical properties at the macroscopic scale by computational modeling.
  2. To study the collective behavior of defects in materials by large-scale computer simulations.
  3. To investigate the fundamental aspects of pattern formation, non-equilibrium phase transitions and instability phenomena.