U.S. Army researchers collaborate with university alliance to advance protection materials

BALTIMORE – The U.S. Army continues to focus on priority research areas through its alliances with universities and industry.

The Materials in Extreme Dynamic Environments Collaborative Research Alliance, or MEDE CRA, conducted its 2020 fall meeting Oct. 15. This meeting facilitates collaboration across the entire alliance; however with the pandemic, researchers switched to a virtual format. The group highlighted recent research accomplishments for new metallic, ceramic and composite protection materials, as well as new computational codes and tools for material research applications.

Advances in materials science will deliver protection overmatch against future threats. Leading this material by design approach for the alliance is Johns Hopkins University. At the meeting, 130 people participated, including principal investigators and students from consortium institutions and researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Army Research Laboratory.

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Source: U.S. Army