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The National Materials Genome Initiative: A White House led Initiative to Accelerate Advanced Materials into Practice

Dr Cyrus Wadia | The White House

The National Materials Genome Initiative: A White House led Initiative to Accelerate Advanced Materials into Practice

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Dr. Wadia, Assistant Director for Clean Energy and Materials R&D at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, will discuss the Materials Genome Initiative. This Initiative was launched by President Obama in June of 2011 to address the long timeframes for incorporating advanced materials into practice. It is an effort that will: (1) create a new materials-innovation infrastructure, (2) drive achievement of national goals with advanced materials and (3) prepare the next-generation materials workforce. This initiative offers a unique opportunity for the United States to discover, develop, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials at least twice as fast as possible today at a fraction of the cost. Dr. Wadia will describe the Interagency and White House roles in delivering this vision and plot a path forward for execution across all stakeholders. He will also explore the possibilities of International cooperation on the Initiative in areas of education, computation, data informatics and foundational material problems.