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MGI Reports Sticky

Benchmarking time to market.  In order for the MGI to achieve its goal of accelerating the development of new materials, we need a baseline for comparision.  NIST commision two case studies  (Gorilla Glass 3 and Ferrium M54)  as well as a methodology to establish, quanititatively, a method for measuring this acceleration. 

Welcome to Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) at NIST Sticky

NIST is working to build the materials innovation infrastructure in support of the Administration's Materials Genome Initiative. Our mission is to accelerate materials innovation with a material genome approach in order to decrease the cost and time-to-market by 50%. This site provides the gateway to access all the information on Materials Genome Initiative.




TMS Webinar Series on Materials Data Curation

Interested in the best approaches to Materials Data Curation?  Check out the TMS Data Curation Webinar Series

MGI 5th Anniversary Accomplishments

Here you can find the MGI 5th anniversary accomplishments.  You can also see the OSTP Blog for more info

Uncertainty Quantification in Materials Science

The workshop "Uncertainty Quantification in Materials Science" will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD on January 14-15, 2016. This will be a small-scale event that aims to promote direct dialogue between materials and mathematical/statistical communities.  For more info, go to the following link.

The Materials Science and Engineering Data Challenge-Awardees Announced

Awardees announced!  Got to the following link

People have successfully applied advanced analysis techniques to ‘big data’ and have solved significant challenges in several areas of society including business, biology, and astronomy.  Using these techniques has provided people with new and valuable information from the data that was not readily available by other means.  However, materials science and engineering data has not yet been exploited to its full potential because of its complexity.  This complexity also stands to provide rich insights if the mysteries the data hold can be unraveled.


Center for Hierarchical Materials Design (CHiMaD) is a NIST-sponsored center of excellence for advanced materials research focusing on developing the next generation of computational tools, databases and experimental techniques in order to enable the accelerated design of novel materials and their integration to industry, one of the primary goals of the Obama administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).

Head Health Challenge III

Head Health Challenge III!  On January 29th National Institute of Standards and Technology had the privilege of announcing a new public-private partnership with the National Football League (NFL), GE, and Under Armour, to launch an open innovation prize in search of advanced materials with enhanced energy absorption or dissipation properties.   It is hoped that such new materials will improve the performance of protective equipment not only for athletes, but also military personnel, first responders and others who face brain and bodily injury from impact events.  More information can be found at the following link.

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