Chemicals & Materials Technology
Our Chemicals & Materials research platform is focused on those companies and industries producing industrial chemicals. These companies convert a variety of raw materials including oil, natural gas, air, water, metals, and minerals into value-added chemicals. These include both specialty chemicals as well as commodity chemicals utilized in nearly every product produced around the world. Materials Technology is focused on nanomaterials, biomaterials, electronic chemicals, battery chemistries, magnetics, and vapor deposition / optical thin film coatings. It also encompasses ceramics and glasses, advanced composites, polymers, metal alloys and semiconductor materials. Materials technology is fast becoming a critical part of the next generation of products with applications ranging from energy storage to telecommunications to aerospace & defense.