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|At the Center for Structural and Functional Materials, the primary objective is to foster interdisciplinary research in advanced and specialized metals, polymers, ceramics, and composite materials. Such research nurtures the talent of students for scholarly and professional careers, and enhances economic development in the state. The Center strengthens interdisciplinary materials research by involving faculty members from diverse backgrounds and expertise, but with commonality of interests. The interdisciplinary character of the Center broadens the horizon of faculty and students while keeping them abreast of recent and ongoing developments in science and technology. The aim is to expose students to a broad experience, not a byproduct of immersion in an intensive research experience in a manner such that the students are trained in interdisciplinary thinking and practice. The dominant structure of the Center is ‘interdisciplinary research,’ not one that trains students too narrow in a subspecialty. This characteristic constitutes the uniqueness of the Center.
The above approach to research in structural and functional materials helps to achieve the following:
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