In This Issue
Spring Bridge on the US Metals Industry: Looking Forward
March 29, 2024 Volume 54 Issue 1
In this issue of The Bridge, guest editors Greg Olson and Aziz Asphahani have assembled feature articles that demonstrate how computational materials science and engineering is leading the way in the deployment of metallic materials that meet increasingly advanced design specifications.
Articles In This Issue
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
    AuthorDonald C. Winter

    As I write this, the week after New Year’s Day, this time of year seems to be a moment for introspection, particularly this year as I approach the end of my tenure as NAE chair. I have joked that the last few years as chair are but another one of my failed retirements. My time as NAE chair, ...

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
    AuthorRonald M. Latanision

    Engineering systems of all kinds rely on the availability of materials of construction that meet design demands. From semiconductor photoelectrodes for use in water splitting to produce hydrogen to the materials of construction for hypersonic vehicles to materials for medical devices, the need for ...

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
    AuthorAziz I. Asphahani and Gregory B. Olson

    It is widely recognized that US manufacturers must out-innovate their competitors and that, for key sectors, competitiveness will be defined by the ability to develop and deploy advanced materials.[1] Comparably, the importance of materials has been highlighted in Japan with the recognition that ...

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024
    AuthorRaymond Monroe

    While the use of steel in US manufacturing grew over the course of the twentieth century, current policies prevent
    the US steel industry from truly flourishing.

    Bridges have been made from stone and concrete since the beginning. Iron bridges, however, were not erected until the industrial age ...

  • Monday, April 8, 2024
    AuthorTimothy J. Warner, Bill Allemon, Craig B. Lewis, and Guillaume Bes

    A major focus of ongoing technology development is enhancing energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions in the production and use of aluminum products.

    The major challenge for the metals industry today is responding to society’s need to reduce its environmental impact, in particular ...

  • Monday, April 8, 2024
    AuthorJim Warren

    The Materials Genome Initiative highlights the promising role of government in materials innovations.

    In June 2011, during a speech at Carnegie Mellon University, President Barack Obama announced the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI).[1] The MGI is a multiagency effort to create a new era of ...

  • Monday, April 8, 2024
    AuthorCharles Kuehmann

    Materials concurrency has the potential to radically accelerate innovations in materials-intensive manufacturing.

    Computational materials design and integrated computational materials engineering (ICME) have revolutionized new materials development, accelerating the introduction of new materials ...

  • Friday, March 29, 2024
    AuthorGuru Madhavan

    Life comes with pernicious problems, some with recognizable plots. We excel in solving the well-behaved ones, but intractable problems create more questions. In a 1965 lecture, the British philosopher Karl Popper classified problems using the metaphors of clocks and clouds. He compared systems that ...