Materials Genome Initiative

Materials Genome Initiative

NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate will be hosting a virtual research forum to inform the research community of NASA’s technology needs within specific topic areas.  The pilot event will focus on the Materials Genome Initiative.

The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) is a multi-agency initiative designed to create a new era of policy, resources, and infrastructure that support U.S. institutions in the effort to discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials twice as fast, at a fraction of the cost. Join us online to discuss how researchers can support the space agency’s role in the initiative.  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provides MGI with the unique platform of continued understanding of materials for use on launch vehicles and other infrastructure that will be exposed to extreme environments. The goals, objectives, and priorities of MGI align with NASA’s Technology roadmap 12: Materials, Structures, Mechanical Systems, and Manufacturing, specifically in the area of computational design of materials.

This forum will last approximately 2 hours with 45-60 minutes of panel discussion (3-4 participants) and dialog with audience on NASA’s research priorities within MGI and provide a brief overview on the programs of NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate.

Date: 3-5pm EDT September 26, 2013


Audio: 866-811-3969 Participant Code: 4137147

Participants may join via audio line and video through Adobe Connect at the link provided above.  We will take questions during the second hour of the event via Adobe Connect’s text chat capabilities and/or by email to  Please feel free to share with researchers who might be interested in learning more about NASA’s current work in Materials and what the agency hopes to advance in the future.

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