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.

Dr. Peter Matic is the Associate Director of Research for the Materials Science and Component Technology Directorate.