The Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate carries out a multidisciplinary research program to discover and exploit new improved materials, generate new concepts associated with materials behavior, and develop advanced components based on these new and improved materials and concepts. Scientists perform theoretical and experimental research to determine the scientific origins of materials behavior and to develop procedures for modifying these materials to meet naval needs for advanced platforms, electronics, sensors, and photonics.
- Laboratory for Computational Physics & Fluid Dynamics, 6040
- Laboratory for Propulsion, Energetic, and Dynamic Systems, 6041
- Laboratory for Advanced Computational Physics, 6042
- Laboratory for Multiscale Reactive Flow Physics, 6043
- Chemistry, 6100
- Material Science & Technology, 6300
- Plasma Physics, 6700
- Electronics Science & Technology, 6800
- Center for Biomolecular Science & Engineering, 6900
- Laboratory for Biosensors & Biomaterials, 6910
- Laboratory for Biomolecular Dynamics, 6920
- Laboratory for the Study of Molecular Interfacial Interaction, 6930
- Laboratory for Molecularly Engineered Materials & Surfaces, 6950
Dr. Peter Matic is the Associate Director of Research for the Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate.