Advanced Materials

Plastics, Composites, and Ceramics

All new materials and modifications to existing materials to obtain superior performance in one or more characteristics that are critical for the application under consideration; materials that are early in their product and/or technology lifecycle.

View local advanced material organizations profiled on the Technology Roadmap

View the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute technology sector study

Additional Resources:

The Chief Executives Network for Manufacturing (CEN) is a regional group of manufacturing executives that meet monthly to communicate areas of difficulty, market trends, industry-specific questions and more.

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