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ESM Vision and Mission

Economical and Sustainable Materials is committed to the development of cross-disciplinary teams that will tackle critical scientific materials challenges related to our pillars of interest: health, energy, environment, and resilient infrastructure.

We view these challenges through an atoms/molecules-to-systems lens, so our research and education efforts will span the full scope and sequence of materials use from discovery and computational modeling to processing, manufacturing, and implementation. Our research pillars connect our mission with those of all the existing Destination Areas and Strategic Growth areas. Adaptive Brain and Behavior, Intelligent Infrastructure for Human-Centered Communities, and Global Systems Science have been identified as natural partners.