Materials at ASU

Accelerating the pace of technology through materials innovation

The Advanced Materials Initiative at Arizona State University enables the materials research community to accelerate the pace of innovation through strategic teaming, infrastructure development and operational analytics. It seeks to identify and nurture opportunities of high impact, especially those related to the university’s priority application areas:

ASU’s Materials of the Universe Initiative

A paradigm shift in understanding the universe

More information and the Materials of the Universe Workshop


ASU takes a transdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to materials, which includes:

  • Fundamental materials research (structure, performance, properties, processing)
  • Business development (opportunity/need, performance, applications design, manufacturing)
  • Integrated materials systems prototypes (functional systems, performance, interface design, individual components)