The Materials Science & Technology Division at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, D.C. performs basic and applied research leading to new and improved materials, synthesis or fabrication processes, or applications for materials. We provide expertise and facilities to foster materials innovation and to enable new or improved materials performance at affordable prices with minimal environmental impact. We achieve this through the implementation of innovative materials technologies leading to transformational warfighter capabilities.

The Division is organized into the following branches:

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