The Materials Genome Initiative is a federal multi-agency initiative for discovering, manufacturing, and deploying advanced materials twice as fast and at a fraction of the cost compared to traditional methods. The initiative creates policy, resources, and infrastructure to support U.S. institutions in the adoption of methods for accelerating materials development.
Advanced materials are essential to economic security and human well being, with applications in industries aimed at addressing challenges in clean energy, national security, and human welfare, yet it can take 20 or more years to move a material after initial discovery to the market. Accelerating the pace of discovery and deployment of advanced material systems will therefore be crucial to achieving global competitiveness in the 21st century.
Since the launch of MGI, the Federal government has been investing in the R&D infrastructure needed to accelerate the discovery, design, development and deployment of new, advanced materials into existing and emerging industrial sectors in the United States.
Learn More about MGI:
- November 2021, MGI 2021 Strategic Plan
- May 2019 - NIST feature story about its MGI program
- April 2019 - "New Frontiers for the materials genome initiative" - key findings from the 2017 NSF workshop
- March 2018 - Materials Genome Initiative Fourth Principal Investigator Meeting
- August 2016- MGI 5th Anniversary Accomplishments
- January 2016 - 3rd Annual PI Meeting Abstract Book
- January 2015 - 2nd Annual PI Meeting Abstract Book
- Dec 2014 - MGI 2014 Strategic Plan
- 2014 MGI Fact Sheet
- 2013 MGI Fact Sheet
- 2012 MGI Fact Sheet
- 2012 TechConnect World Talk on MGI
- 2011 MGI White Paper
- MGI Infographic