The Center conducts theoretical and computational research on the electronic and physical properties of diverse materials systems including metals, semiconductors, and insulators in ordered and disordered states and in alloys and compounds. Both computational and analytical techniques are used to study the properties of condensed-matter and atomic/molecular systems. Major current research directions include new computational methods, disordered systems, energy storage and generation, thin films, magnetic materials, molecules and clusters, mechanical properties, nanostructures, quantum computing, quantum dots, radiation in matter, superconductivity, and surface science. A wide variety of computational methods are used, including first-principles electronic-structure methods, numerical statistical-mechanical methods, quantum many-body theory, and density-matrix approaches. Supercomputers and a variety of visualization techniques are utilized to make direct comparison with experiments. The research has strong couplings with Navy experimental research programs and, in many cases, has the capability for predicting new materials with enhanced or new properties.