Dr. Julia Medvedeva, professor of physics, recently received a $1.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Designing Materials to Revolutionize and Engineer our Future (DMREF) program. Her co-principal investigators are Northwestern University researchers Dr. Robert P.H. Chang, professor of materials science and engineering, and Dr. Matthew Grayson, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science.
DMREF is the primary program by which NSF participates in the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) for Global Competitiveness. The MGI’s strategic plan highlights four goals:
- Leading a culture shift in materials science research to encourage and facilitate an integrated team approach
- Integrating experimentation, computation, and theory and equipping the materials community with advanced tools and techniques
- Making digital data accessible
- Creating a world-class materials science and engineering workforce that is trained for careers in academia or industry