|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Computational Materials Discovery and Optimization
||Economic Analysis of National Needs for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Materials Genome Initiative
||Troy Scott, Alan O'Connor, Gregory Tassey, Amanda Walsh, Benjamin Anderson
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
A study, recently completed by RTI International on behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), analyzes standards, measurement, and general purpose technology needs that inhibit efficient development and deployment of advanced materials by U.S. manufacturers. The study, based on in-depth interviews with industry experts, identifies industry needs related to materials innovation infrastructure, elucidates barriers to meeting these needs, estimates the economic impact of overcoming these barriers, and reviews and prioritizes public policy and investment options. Highlighted areas of industry need include access to high-quality scientific and engineering data, efficient means of sharing materials information in collaborative networks, platform process technologies for computational materials design, robust model-based alternatives to expensive physical testing, basis for trust and acceptance of computational models and objective decision making regarding reliance on computational methods at the business level.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume