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Airport Passenger Screening Using Backscatter X-Ray Machines

  • Frontiers of Materials Research: A Decadal Survey will soon be underway.  Visit the study website to learn more about the survey and find out how you can share your input.
  • The Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design (BMED) and the National Materials Advisory Board have merged! Read our statement on the creation of the National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB).
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  • Several distinguished speakers, including two Nobel Laureates, spoke about their work on light-based technologies during a public symposium on September 12, 2015 organized by the NMMB and several other professional societies. The event was part of the 2015 International Year of Light as proclaimed by the United Nations and was attended by hundreds of participants. Watch the full video below:

 Materials State Awareness - No Cover

Applying Materials State Awareness to Condition-Based Maintenance and System Life Cycle Management: Summary of a Workshop

 Big Data

Big Data in Materials Research and Development: Summary of a Workshop


 Upcoming Meetings


National Materials and Manufacturing Board

Board Meetings (2017): Fall Meeting

October 2-3; Washington, DC


Focus Session on AI + Manufacturing : Enabling Disruptive Innovation


Agenda -- Sign Up For Focus Session


Defense Materials, Manufacturing, and Infrastructure (DMMI) Standing Committee


Workshop Series (2017):




Workshop Series (2016):

11/17 – 11/18: Gaps in Integrating ICME with Manufacturing [Completed]


5/19 – 5/20: Predictive Service Life Modeling Paradigms for Aging Critical Infrastructure [Completed]


2/10 – 2/11: Emerging and Timely Capabilities and Research Objectives: Ultra-Strong Molecules [Completed]

Committee on Center-Based Engineering Research (CBER)


Undergoing Report Review Process


Roundtable on Biomedical Engineering Materials and Applications (BEMA)

2/27: Considerations in Payor Policies for Medic [Completed]


6/29 - 6/30: Where Are We With Energy for Medical Diagnosis and Therapy?

                     Woods Hole, MA




 Space Radiation Effects Testing Infrastructure for the U.S. Space Program

Report Writing, potential closed meeting pending

 Committee on Connector Reliability for Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Operations9/27 - 9/30: Meeting 2
          Keck Center
          Washington, DC